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.