His Royal Highness Praongchao Thongthem Tawanyawong Kromaluang Sanpasatsuphakit, the younger brother of King Rama V, pioneered filmmaking in Thailand. The prince filmed the King in court and Royal ceremonies from 1900 until the end of The King's reign. In 1992, "the origin of commercial film-making era", the Public Relations Films Division was set up to produce newsreels, documentaries, and later for commercial purposes, that lead to the important of filmmaking equipment.

In 1924, Henry McRay, an Ametrican Producer from Universal Productions asked for Royal permission to film the love story," Miss Suwan". Permission was granted and the first Thai-foreign co-production took place. From this point the Thai film production industry emerged as several film companies were formed.