Film Friday: Saving Ferrania

I’ll admit that I’m not a big fan of Kickstarter campaigns that are created by companies, as compared to those produced by individuals, some of whom I’ve gladly supported. But sometimes you have to break your own rules especially when we have an opportunity to save not just a bit of history but something tangible—film itself.

Ferrania has set up  new operations in the former Ferrania Research & Development building, which contains a miniature film production line. Their people have been working for more than a year to refurbish and re-engineer this building to prepare it to start. Ferrania can make film from this facility but only a small amount and at a high cost.

The new Ferrania has created a factory design that will allow them to produce enough film, at a reasonable price, to meet worldwide demand. They have already rescued (quite literally) tons of equipment from the old Ferrania buildings but they need more and are quickly running out of time because the buildings housing the equipment will be destroyed at the end of this year.

You can help save Ferrania and get yourself some film and few goodies by supporting their Kickstarter initiative HERE. They will take pledges from just one buck to $220 to reach their goal of $250,000. If you’re a film shooter and believe in film, as I do, then pledge a few dollars and help save a bit of history and get yourself some film at the same time.

Author: Joe Farace

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