FILMING IN INDIA?

Backpack Films, the best production fixers for international documentary films, commercials and branded content film shoots in India.

 

Responsive. Resourceful. Reliable.

About us

If you are looking to film in India and are looking for the best team of fixers to film with across the country, you’ve come to the right place! At Backpack Films you’ll find a team that can help wrangle permits, speak in 15 different Indian languages, a team which has excellent English speaking skills, can do in-depth research, can sort out the logistics, and arrange for film gear in remote places – and yes, can also share a beer with you!

Backpack Films has more than 15 years of experience dealing with international documentary films, branded content, commercials and photo shoots in India. You could be filming a major series with a big-ticket presenter and a large crew, or you could be a two-person crew making a small documentary – at Backpack Films, you will get the same amount of attention to detail, production support and TLC. After years of working on projects big and small, obs-docs, natural history films, travel shows, food shows, current affairs, magicians’ tv specials, commercials, branded content films and other really weird shit – we’re happy to report that we still get excited about every project every production that we take on!

Backpack Films, headed by Amit Vachharajani and a team of amazing fixers, researchers and a dedicated logistics team, will make sure you have a great time filming in India. After all, Joanna Lumley, Stephen Fry, Karl Pilkington, Paul O'Grady, Dynamo, Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsay, Anita Rani and God himself (Morgan Freeman) can’t be wrong, can they?

 

Services

Fixing & Production

We provide fixing and line production services for documentaries, feature films, branded content, corporate films, commercials and photo shoots. Our team of experienced and efficient fixers will work with you on the research, recce, costing, translating and make sure you shoot goes off trouble-free. 

Research

We provide actual, on-ground research to give you the real picture of the story you want to film and to help you find untold stories. We will find you perfect characters and locations to make your story nuanced and in-depth. Our insights into the social, cultural and historical aspects of the story will be invaluable to your film. 

Permits

Acquiring permits to film on location in India often gets you wound up in red-tape. We simplify the general Filming in India permit process and help you get other location-specific permissions so you can film on trains and in temples, at monuments and in wildlife sanctuaries.

Content Production

If coming down to India is not feasible for you, our team of directors and producers are well equipped to follow your brief. We undertake independent filming assignments for corporate films, documentaries, interviews, GVs, and also can deliver professional high quality footage to you using local crew. 

Equipment & Crew Hire

Looking at hiring crew and filming gear locally? We will help you find the right camera person, sound recordist, grip or gaffer anywhere in the country. We can also facilitate the renting of the latest HD cameras, lights, grip and sound equipment from trusted suppliers. 

Logistics

We can organise appropriate accommodation for your crew keeping in mind the location, budget and safety. We also have a network of reliable car rental companies across India with knowledgeable, experienced and safe drivers. Special vehicles, equipment vans, boats, tuk-tuks or even a camel- we can arrange for them all! 

 
 

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Viacom_International_Studios logo
twofour logo
sky-tv-logo
National-Geographic-logo-
wagtv-logo
shiver logo
s4clogo
vpro
Revelations logo
Renegade_Pictures
Discovery-Channel-logo
raw logo
Quicksilver Media
nutopia logo
Netflix logo
multistory media logo
Megaherz.svg
Maverick TV
Lion-television logo
kiterock pictures logo
Kick film logo
ITV logo
elephant house logo
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bluemarlin logo
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barcrofttv logo
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Contact us

Backpack Films

 

Email: amit@backpackfilms.in, anita@backpackfilms.in

 

Tel: +91-9820333925 | Tel: +91-9920406628

Address: G-1 Urmila Complex, D K Sandu Street, Chembur, Mumbai–400071, India.

Looking to work with us? Mail us on: jobs@backpackfilms.in

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