Did it die?
Posted 29 July 2014 - 03:46 PM
I don't think so. They did update the layout on their website a while ago.
Posted 30 July 2014 - 12:31 AM
Their website has interesting thing to say for the six member core team. Apart from Nicola Baldini co-founder and CEO who is dying to shoot his next project on ferrania stock, there is a "Mysterious American" (not identified) who is working vigorously to put this product into the market.
The current market for film has shrunk drastically. With Kodak still active and plenty of FUJI stock still in the market, I wonder if these Ferrania guys will be able to rise over the two industry brands - Kodak and Fuji.
But its also true that in the near future, it is companies like Ferrania only will survive the niche film market.
Posted 30 July 2014 - 05:53 PM
I just posted the latest about Kodak and Motion Picture stock in the "General Discussions" area. Very relevant to this topic, of course.
Kodak, Hollywood talking film guarantees
Article link below:
Posted 11 August 2014 - 03:07 PM
Posted 11 August 2014 - 05:19 PM
Also, this is in the FAQ:
We are on course to turn on the machines and make our first test batches in early Autumn 2014.
We will make an announcement soon about the schedule for commercial products.
Our main facility is currently being refurbished - free of charge courtesy of the regional government in Italy. We are also on a deadline to purchase additional equipment from the old Ferrania buildings that are crucial to our operations. For this, we are seeking funding.
Regione Liguria, the local branch of the Italian Government, has been the most amazing partner FILM Ferrania could ask for. They feel a great need to keep this historic product "Made in Italy" and have supported our team for more than a year as we lay the groundwork to restart.
They have worked with us and Ferrania Technologies to schedule the destruction of the old buildings on a timeline that allows us a really good chance at getting all of the pieces we need to build the new kind of film factory we envision. And they just spent €1.2 million renovating our main facility!
They want FILM Ferrania to restart and they're doing everything they can to help us.
Posted 15 August 2014 - 10:57 AM
just got a hello from Ferrania on twitter two days back. they started following all [film] cinematographers. "countdown has started"
Posted 01 September 2014 - 02:29 PM
Yes i got this on Facebook. The former research facility is just a much smaller tooling of the original, a luxury that Kodak does not have which is essential for the current demand/production of film. Between that and Kodak's alternate plan of film based touch screens will hopefully be a perfect solution to this whole conundrum of film production. I really hope to see some cool new stocks from Ferrania. I would encourage people to contact them with imput and support, they are welcoming it.
Posted 30 September 2014 - 01:34 PM
I'm the first person in the world to purchase super 8 and 16mm film from Ferrania! (Or reserve it, anyway) Sweet!! Can't wait to try it out!
Posted 30 September 2014 - 02:21 PM
Yeah, just backed and hoping to get a Collector box. Good chance to test the film in all different formats!
Posted 30 September 2014 - 02:55 PM
I did the same! While I never shoot super8, this will be a fun chance to do so. Also I believe the film is on an acetate base? So I wont have issues respooling the 16mm to run through an Arri 416.