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Whether you are a school, a youth service, a community group or charity working with young people First Take can help. We specialise in working with young people including disadvantaged youth and offer an exciting, challenging and empowering experience. Our approach and techniques are tailored to meet the participants’ needs and we bring creativity industry knowledge, technical skills, new media and energy and enthusiasm to every project.

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We also provide accreditation from the Open College Network for participants aged 14 or over. All our young person training follows a hands on practical style. Our projects are designed to be young person led and we nurture them to have complete ownership of the project. It provides transferable skills like teamwork, problem solving ... We believe in providing a relaxed and supportive environment which encourages creativity, confidence building and a sense of achievement. Contact us to discuss your idea.

Young Film of the Moment Communic8 was devised, shot and edited by a talented group of young carers. It not only won at Liverpool young film night but has now been chosen to be the first in a series of selected films celebrating young filmmaking with First Take.


All projects with young people tend to be different. With this one we provided help with funding which proved an effective successful process. We trained the young people to make their own documentary about identity, acceptance and the experience of having an alien visit their school for a week!


We can also provide productions like this for Beechwood Primary School, which was produced after First Take and other artists working in the school on many training projects around animation, filmmaking and new media.  Now the pupils of the school are training others.


Have you got a great idea for a project but struggling for a budget? Contact us and we might be able to help you gain funding

Standard with all training

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