Every film we make is also a training and mentoring project where young people work alongside a professional film crew.
Trainees on Fierce projects have gone on to paid work in production, to be cast in BBC dramas and, with our assistance, to secure grant funding to make their own films.
Many young people Fierce work with have fallen through social safety nets. Fierce provides media training but, just as importantly, its projects help young people acquire the transferable skills to get their lives back on track.
A key reason Fierce mentoring programmes work so well is that they are focussed on an ambitious project that provides a framework and goals. The young people learn through activity and through constant challenges.
The mentoring relationship is two way: the young people become valuable assistants to their mentors and integral parts of the production team. Many mentees are still in touch with their mentors years after productions have finished.
You can watch some Fierce trainee testimonies here: