We Are

Custard Apple Pictures is a production and distribution company that enables director-driven films and documentaries for the Indian, German, and other international markets. We cover both art-house and mainstream commercially viable cinema with artistic excellence. We bring together talented artists, who possess strong narrative skills and a clear cinematic vision, from South Asia and Europe. 

Custard Apple Pictures offers production services for films, TV Shoots, music videos, and commercials in Europe and in India. Being based in Germany and India, we can efficiently co-produce films in both Europe and South-Asia.

We offer services like co-producing (with partners worldwide), consulting for financing media productions, scheduling and budgeting, financing for applications for public funding in Europe, cost-controlling of media projects, service/line production (for films, Tv series and documentaries), and other media projects.  

To know more about regulations, filming laws, co-productions, tax rebates, ethic compliance, local talents, financing options, refund process, equipment, local film professionals, and versatile locations (in Europe and in India) please feel free to contact us, lars at icustardapple.com / mg at icustardapple.com

Lars Förster
Producer & Produktion Head

Mr. Lars, after completing his film school in Cologne, began his career working for TV commercials. He has two-decade long experience in the field of service production. He has also worked as the location manager, to an executive producer, for several audio-visual projects. He has previously worked as production manager and producer for ZDF, HBO, and Discovery. He has also contributed to German, British, American, Arab, Indian, and European film production companies.

Some of his projects include: Leute heute, Mord geht immer – Der Koch ist tot, Hitler’s Empire – The Post War Plan, Nazi Murder Mysteries, Die unwahrscheinlichen Ereignisse im Leben von … Patrick, Never Look Away, When Men Fall in Love, Expedition Unkown, Zakira men warak / ذاكرة من ورق, and others.

Owner and Managing Director

Mr. Gujar is an ex- journalist, photographer, writer, techno geek and currently heads Custard Apple Production. Earlier Gujar worked for fortune 500 companies as a media counsel. He has worked in several feature films, TV Series, and documentaries. He has produced audio visual projects commissioned for regional governments, as well as private organizations before founding Custard Apple.

He provides a helpful hand for young creative minds to find solutions for issues such as complicated narratives, financing, and distribution. Mr. Gujar is also a speaker on media production, financing, promotion and marketing, distribution, and film festival strategies.He shuttles between Germany and India frequently.