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Sunday, October 12

Ferrania hits its Kickstarter target


Congratulations to the Italian company for successfully reaching its £250,000 goal in such a short space of time. It really shows the passion that is still out there for film when almost 4,500 people were keen to contribute so much in such a short space of time. The total now stands at almost £253,000 with 17 stays still to go.

The cash will be used to purchase three machines vital to Ferrania's aim of establishing a colour film production plant capable of producing enough material to meet the needs of today's market. The machines, which the company calls Trixie, Walter and Big Boy, are presently in the old Ferrania factory in northern Italy that is due to be demolished by the end of the year.

Depending on demand, it's possible that the machines might also be used to produce black and white film at some point in the future.

2 comments :

marcuskoreanus said...

I made a pledge when I heard about the company at The Art of Photography because I was excited about more options for slide film. I have no idea what photos made with the film will look like but if they are hiring the same engineers who made the original film then maybe it will have a classic look? Anyway, I'm happy more film will be made. I just hope it gets distributed here in Korea . . . .

fosfeniLAB said...

here's a nice interview (english subtitles available)!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTZAx7K-5ok