First Frame has been in business since 1994 when it was formed by Surinder M. Talwar, an Indian film maker. Over a period of time First Frame has had a wide ranging experience and exposure of working on different genres of film making. Presently it is capable of handling projects of all sizes. With a healthy track record of handling different type of projects with different needs, First Frame continues to push the limits of what an independent film production house can do.

First Frame has done work for a host of clients like - different Ministries of the Government of India including a number of films and AVs for Nava Nalanda Mahavihara, under the Ministry of Culture, Departments and Public Service undertakings of the State Governments in India, Bihar Tourism, Bodhgaya Temple Management Committee (B.T.M.C.), Adventure Wings of the Government, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Darjeeling), Social Organisations working in the field of Water & Natural Resource Management and Buddhism, as also corporate houses.

What We Do

We create documentaries, short features, music videos, corporate films, AVs, films on water & natural resource management, Investment Promotion Films, Mountaineering Films, Tourism Promotion Films and digital content for different types of clients. We have some of the most talented people in the industry to tell different stories. We have a collaborative approach to pinpoint specific needs of our clients, helping us produce ideas that focus on goals of our clients, while achieving creative excellence.

Presently our main focus is on subjects related to Tangible and Intangible Indian Cultural Heritage & Spirituality including Buddhism, Buddhist Heritage, Spiritual and Cultural Tourism. We have 16 productions related to such subjects to our credit, including an internationally acclaimed Spiritual Tourism Promotion film made in English, Chinese, Japanese, Thai & Sinhala titled “Buddhism – A Spiritual Journey”, and an award winning Music Video related to Traditional Indian Culture.

In consonance with our focus, we are in the process of producing a unique documentary series from March 2020. This will showcase the Sublime Wanderings (footsteps) of the Buddha and the most unique aspect of the unmatchable contributions of the famous Chinese Buddhist Monk-Scholar, Master Xuanzang, popularly known as Hieun Tsang in India.


Our services include every aspect of film & video production from creative concept development, research, storyboarding, scriptwriting, casting, lighting design, to directing on-screen talent, shooting, and all post-production related work. We provide a variety of solutions to match different production needs, situations and budget.

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