Street Candy Film Calls It A Day And Closes Shop Due To Rising Production Costs

Well, that’s sad news. film production company street candy movie, founded in 2018 by Vincent Moschetti is leaving. In a message to their Facebook page, the company announced that while it had high hopes for the future, rising supplier costs left it with no choice. They say that the manufacturer who makes his product “decided[d] triple the price of the movie overnight,” there was nothing left for them to do.

The company has released two films. ATM 400 in 2018which was made from security surveillance film and provided a fantastic contrasting look and MTN100 in 2021, another black and white film made from motion picture film. At the time of the announcement on Facebook, they said there were 174 rolls of ATM400 left, but both films are now listed as discontinued and out of stock on Street Candy’s website.

The same post was also made for Street Candy’s Instagram, embedded below. The messages read…

It is with a heavy heart that I announce the end of #streetcandyfilm

I’ve done everything I can to keep this going and I was very hopeful for the future after all the support we’ve had from all of you from the start and especially when I announced recently that I was having trouble making things work.

Unfortunately, there are some things that are out of my control and when your business depends on a movie maker who decides to triple the price of the movie overnight, there’s just nothing I can do. As much as I hate writing these words, I don’t see myself selling film at 15€ a reel.

I don’t know what I’ll do next, but for now I prefer to stop here and take a break from running this business for my own well-being.

The last 174 rolls of ATM400 remaining in stock are now available on the site if you want to get some before they are completely sold out.

I have no more words for the moment so I will end by thanking again our dear partners and photographers who helped us and were part of this adventure for #keepfilmalive

vincent

In 2020, the company became the first to offer 35mm film in recycled cardboard cans instead of the decades-old plastic canisters many of us grew up with in the pre-digital age, in an effort to reduce plastic waste. This is something the likes of Ilford, Kodak and Fujifilm (assuming Fuji doesn’t kill everything first) really should have figured out by now.

Rising costs aren’t exactly uncommon these days with the production and logistical issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic, especially when it comes to movies. Just last week, Fujifilm announced that it would raise its prices on film and development services worldwide due to rising raw material and transportation costs and “lower demand for photography-related products” – lower production volumes are increasing costs per item as well, pandemic-related price increases notwithstanding.

Vincent says he doesn’t know what his next project will be, but he’s taking a break from running a business for his own well-being. Whatever he ultimately chooses to pursue next, we wish him the best of luck!

[via Kosmo Foto]

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