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FilmNeverDie is expanding and is seeking your support to bring our Film Processor to 100%  and to help fund for a New Space for 2018
FilmNeverDie is expanding and is seeking your support to bring our Film Processor to 100% and to help fund for a New Space for 2018
227 backers pledged AU$ 20,169 to help bring this project to life.

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FilmNeverDie was established in 2011 as a film and vintage camera shop and has grown to be so much more. FilmNeverDie’s mission extends beyond the photographic—we want to shoot, grow, and share our work with our customers as a community. As an investment in our shooters, and as a means to build long term relationships with them we aim to publish photography books exhibiting their hard work. 

FilmNeverDie pioneered and fostered the film community in Melbourne which is now enjoyed by greater Australia and film communities worldwide.

Melbourne Photowalk
Melbourne Photowalk

FilmNeverDie’s community activities include monthly photo walks not only around Melbourne and Australia, but have grown to include congregations in Malaysia (2015), China (2015), and Japan (2017). 

MX Newspaper Coverage
MX Newspaper Coverage

Our efforts have remained strong, with yearly photo exhibitions dating back to 2014, which include:  

2014  -  Polaroid Resurrection (part of ExPolaroid, a global Polaroid exhibition) with Photonet Gallery  -  read the coverage here. 

2015  -  Polaroid Resurrection with Melbourne Fringe Festival, Magnet Galleries Melbourne, Australia. 

2015  -  Polaroid Resurrection with 90 Degree Art and Cafe in Malaysia 

2016  -  Shirokuro 400 launch exhibition with Magnet Galleries Melbourne Many more to come...

Find Out More About Us : Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

 

FilmNeverDie has been an establishment in the Melbourne creative scene since 2011, and now has expansion on the horizon. We are excited to announce we will now be able to provide our shooters with in-house film photography processing as an investment in their creative endeavors

 

FilmNeverDie Processor Machine
FilmNeverDie Processor Machine

If you've ever come into FilmNeverDie for a chat with other creatives in our workspace, checking out new gears, or scanning services we truly hope you've enjoyed the experience. New offerings for our shooters include a top of the line Fuji developing machine in our lab, set to be finished with installation soon. The same way FilmNeverDie seeks to support our customers, we hope to count on your support in reaching our fundraising goal. This fund will go toward heightening the quality our creative hub. Renovations include furnishing, new equipment (such as the SP-3000 Fuji Fontier scanner below), and staff hires for the store, and a new and bigger creative space for 2018.

SP-3000 Fuji Frontier scanner ( yet to purchase )
SP-3000 Fuji Frontier scanner ( yet to purchase )

Stores that develop film in Melbourne are a rarity, one like FilmNeverDie who really invest in the customer's journey is even rarer. The media landscape is increasingly digitized, leaving analogue content creators with limited options. There are only two other stores that offer film services in the city. We want to rally analogue photographers to invest in fostering film practices and appreciation, and help us in our goal to keep the art accessible and affordable.

This campaign involves both risk and excitement, but an opportunity to expand the quality of our services for our shooters. Your partnership is vital in the effort to keep analogue art thriving so that everybody can enjoy it. If you haven't seen, we have a pool of talented young individuals who is dedicated and determined to make our vision of running the machine and getting our new space a reality. Starting off with the duo who always give their 110% to customer service - Jed Rann and Huw Morgan, follow by our amazing photographer - Gong (Piyathath P), videographer - Kelly Reen, our amazing marketing and creative team - Bella Peresa, Rizki Wibisono and Nan (Hattaya Sae-ngow), our photowalk captain - James Juranke, public relation manager - Mandi Bruce, photography course coordination- Maddie Hedin, our amazing volunteers - Minty (Jacinta Keefe), Scott Williams, Emil Raji and Jay Quellin, plus past and present volunteers and staffs, without these wonderful community of talent we will not be where we are now.  

  

 

FilmNeverDie x Davud Sadinlija Long Sleeves and Hoodies

FilmNeverDie is also proud to announce our collaboration with Melbourne based artist, Davud Sadinlija. Each item is unique, one of a kind, with a photograph printed on the shirt with the negative sewn in. Each item is a work of art within itself, the photograph is printed with the utmost quality and are a joy to wear. In addition to the negative of the printed image being sewn into the shirt, the photographer will be credited with their name printed on it. It’s much like a fine art painting, just that little bit more 2017. Each of these items of clothing are exclusive. 

We are calling out to all amateur and professional photographers to submit an image of their choice to be chosen as FilmNeverDie official exclusive merchandise to be launched as part of our kickstarter campaign. 

How To:

From the 7th-22nd of July, Upload your best film photo(s) on to Instagram, tag us on Insagram @filmneverdie and hashtag #FilmNeverDiekickstarter and follow FilmNeverDie on Instagram and Facebook for your image to be chosen, the winners will be chosen by 5h of August and you get a chance to have your work printed on a shirt and or hoodie designed by Davud Sandinilija.  

Winners will shoot new photos, films sponsored by us, negatives to be kept, to be sewn on the merchandise.

Not only that if, we hit our stretch goal at the bottom ( see stretch goal section) your chosen work will also be part of a 'Human Exhibition' where we will get a group of volunteers to wear the all the T-shirt or Hoodie in federation square, definitely the first of it kind and probably will attract some media attention. 

Below you can see a proposed design of the work that is not final, there are still some tweaks but you can get a feel of it. 

FilmNeverDie x Davud Sadinlija t-shirt
FilmNeverDie x Davud Sadinlija t-shirt

 

FilmNeverDie x Davud Sadinlija t-shirt close up
FilmNeverDie x Davud Sadinlija t-shirt close up

 

FilmNeverDie x Davud Sadinlija hoodie
FilmNeverDie x Davud Sadinlija hoodie

 

FilmNeverDie x Davud Sadinlija hoodie close up
FilmNeverDie x Davud Sadinlija hoodie close up

 

With the help of your support, we are expecting to start Processing by October 2017 and new and bigger space by 2018.

We are excited to expand our business this year to cater to the growing needs of our analogue film community. FilmNeverDie is planning towards finding a larger space for our creative hub, in order to provide more workshops, photo walks, repairs, and gallery space. We hope to count on your support to ensure that film, truly, never dies. THANK  YOU for contributing to this project! 

But to realize our full dream we need to jump through a few hoops and this is where you come in, below is the list of stretch goals that will be unlock as we hit each of designated fundsing amount. So please help us to spread the words so we can fully unlock all these wonderful rewards for you.

Lab Warming : Our lab warming party celebrating the new venture at our FilmNeverDie Shop, all backers invited!

Wall of Donation : We'll be taking polaroid photo of all backers at the Lab Warming Party and do a big wall of donation in order of appreciation!

Human Exhibition : A collaborative live exhibition at Federation Square, exhibiting all merchandises by Davud Sadinlija and Merchandise Artists.

Charity Exhibiton : In order to give back to the people, we are going to do a charity exhibition with our FilmNeverDie community, featuring their works at the themed exhibition. 

New Space : We are going to get a better, and bigger space in 2018 to cater our community and their creative endeavors, make FilmNeverDie your Creative Hub with our own cafe and gallery space for you to exhibit your work!!! LETS MAKE FILM GREAT AGAIN, TOGETHER!! 

 

Risks and challenges

Location - uncertain but got next 12 months runway, however if we unlock our $250,000 funding goal then we can secure a new location.

Machine break down - need to buy a new one will set us back $3000.

Could not source a scanner - but we got our SP500 and Epson v700 going at the moment so won't really be a huge problem.

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    We are designing and dedicating a page on our website to honour all our backers who pledge on this project.

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    1 Roll of IRO colour film

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    FilmNeverDie Photo Walk

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    Black and White Workshop

    B&W Photowalk, Developing and Processing Workshop (you get to do it yourself! its very very fun) and develop and scan your photos on the same day!

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    Early Bird - 5 films + develop + scan

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    Get 5 rolls of films:
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    - Kodak Pro Image 100
    - Agfa Vista Plus 200
    - Agfa Vista Plus 400
    - Fujifilm Superia Xtra 800

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    FilmNeverDie film shooter starter kit

    Get a refurbished point and shoot camera with 2 rolls of IRO Colour 200 - 400 Films, FREE Shipping Worldwide !!! Perfect for beginners, and also gift ideas!! Comes with 6 months warranty!!!

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    5 films + dev scan + photowalk + merch

    Get 5 rolls of films and + get 5 rolls of colour 35mm or 120 film dev and scan (med res) by us.

    PhotoWalk with free camera hire, 2 rolls of films with Dev and Scans.

    Comes with a limited edition premium T-shirt designed by up and coming Melbourne fasion designer - Davud Sadinlija.

    Valued - $400

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    1 month of film supply + Dev + Scan

    Get a roll of colour film a day + dev and scan a day for 1 month. (30 rolls of film and 30 dev and scan (mid res) service). Total valued - $750

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    12 films + dev scan + photowalk + merchs

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    PhotoWalk with free camera hire, 2 rolls of films with Dev and Scans.

    Comes with a limited edition premium T-shirt and Hoodie designed by up and coming Melbourne fashion designer - Davud Sadinlija. Valued - $600

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    3 months of films supply + dev and scans

    Get a roll of colour film a day + a dev and scan a day for 3 months. (92 rolls of film and 92 dev and scan (mid res) service). Total valued - $1700

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    6 months of films supply + dev and scans

    Get a roll of colour film a day + a dev and scan a day for 6 months. (183 rolls of film and 183 dev and scan (mid res) service).

    Also comes with a limited edition premium T-shirt and hoodie designed by up and coming Melbourne fashion designer - Davud Sadinlija.

    Total valued - $3500

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    1 year of films supply and dev and scans

    Get a roll of colour film a day + a dev and scan a day for 12 months. (365 rolls of film and 365 dev and scan (mid res) service).
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    Total valued - $6500

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