Sven von Niessen was born in 1973 in Cologne, Germany. After his Master's degree in business communication, he started his career in the 90s as Production Coordinator for Filmhaus in Munich and Columbia Tristar in Cologne. This was followed by years working as a freelance producer for national and international commercial productions.
In 2001 he founded First Frame to work with a team of friends and to pursue his own company philosophy. Sven is happily married, father of a little girl and owner of the Border Collie, Leni.