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Posted by Joe Caruso (Member # 11) on January 28, 2013, 11:06 AM: - My friend James Romero, has just started, and can accomodate film accessory needs - Shorty
Posted by Joe Caruso (Member # 11) on January 29, 2013, 12:46 PM:
Isn't anyone interested enough to try?
Posted by Matt McBride (Member # 3311) on January 29, 2013, 01:05 PM:
I am curious what type of film supplies/accessories he is selling?
Posted by James Romero (Member # 2181) on January 29, 2013, 11:15 PM:
Hi Matt, Well since you gentleman are talking about me ... I thought I better step in on this one. I've been a film collector like yourselves for 40 years, have also worked in the film industry here in Hollywood and since that time have seen film equipment and supplies get increasingly harder and harder to find. So finally I got fed up with it all and started my own company that specializes in supplying everything filmmakers, film collectors (like yourselves) and photographers what they need. Right now, I am in the infancy stage of my business but fully operational. Anyone searching for film supplies, fully restored projectors, projector repair for some models ... and yes, even some film prints from Blackhawk can write me at with their requests. If I don't carry it in stock, I have a small team of dedicated people that will scour every resource to find it for you. To summarize, here is another resource for all of you to access in an ever increasing dwindling market. I understand your needs and will do my best to accomodate you. No customer is too small!

A website will be up in the next few coming months till then...
I'd appreciate anything you can do to help spread the word to help get this worthwhile enterprise going.

Thanks so much!
Posted by Joe Caruso (Member # 11) on January 30, 2013, 09:40 AM:
Let me the first to say, I ordered some fine Compco sets, they are excellent - Shorty
Posted by Bill Brandenstein (Member # 892) on January 30, 2013, 12:23 PM:
James, welcome to the business, and please don't forget to pay us a visit when your website is ready!
Posted by James Romero (Member # 2181) on February 02, 2013, 07:10 PM:
Will do!
Posted by Pasquale DAlessio (Member # 2052) on February 02, 2013, 07:40 PM:
HI James

Please keep us informed. We need somebody like you to help keep this going.

Posted by Brad Kimball (Member # 5) on February 03, 2013, 11:59 AM:
I'm also standing in line awaiting your "Grand Opening"! All the best of luck to you! I wish you tremendous success!
Posted by James Romero (Member # 2181) on March 06, 2013, 12:58 PM:
Thanks to all my friends here on the 8mm Forum! I'm proud to announce that The Film Forever Company is up and running. Even though our website is several months away, I am sending out our Monthly Catalog now listing our immediate Film Supply Inventory for sale. This will only be available by e-mail in the Acrobat PDF format.

To receive our Monthly E-Mail Catalog e-mail your request along with your e-mail address to:

Oh, and here's the really good part....All 8mm Forum subscribers will receive 10% off their first order only just for mentioning the 8mm Forum. I'd appreciate all your support guys as I begin my official launch!

[ June 08, 2013, 12:04 AM: Message edited by: James Romero ]
Posted by James Romero (Member # 2181) on March 14, 2013, 05:10 PM:
Here's another update for those of you interested in another source for film supplies.

The Film Forever Company now carries the complete line of Kodak Super 8mm Motion Picture Film in addition to Kodak Film Leader, Kodak Reels and Kodak Presstape Splicers. Tri-X, Vision 3 500T, Vision 3 200T, and the brand new Super 8 Color Negative Stock Vision 3 50D is available now.

We also now carry an extended line of Goldberg Super 8mm Metal Steel Reels in 600ft, 800ft, 1200ft, 1600ft and the hard-to-find 2000ft sizes. Yes, these are all Super 8mm! Complete Goldberg Hard-to-Find Reel/Can Sets in Super 8mm in both the 600ft and 800ft sizes are also available. More Blackhawk Prints have also been added to our inventory ... and we now accept Paypal for those of you that would like to use credit cards.

Right now, everything in our catalog is on sale at 10% off till May 1, 2013!

For our latest catalog, send an e-mail request to: .
Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on March 14, 2013, 09:52 PM:

Terrific news! Best of luck, and thank you for the discount offer.

Posted by James Romero (Member # 2181) on March 15, 2013, 03:09 AM:
Thanks to everyone at the 8mm Forum for your tremendous support! For those of you that request my catalog ... if there is something you want that isn't listed, please write me. I will do my best to find the item for you at a competitive price. I'm also open to any and all suggestions on how I can improve my product line.

Looking forward to seeing some orders from all of you in the not so distant future! [Smile]
Posted by James Romero (Member # 2181) on April 20, 2013, 12:03 PM:
For those of you on my mailing list, this is old news. For those of you not familiar with The Film Forever Company, I now can proudly announce as of May 1st that I have the lowest prices of any competitor! If I've missed something, just point out a lower price and I'll beat it.

If you'd like to receive my film supply catalog, which changes from month-to-month, just write me at [EMAIL] [/EMAIL] to be added to the e-mail list.

Thanks again for all your support.
Posted by Vidar Olavesen (Member # 3354) on April 20, 2013, 03:17 PM:
Don't mean to be too negative here, but about 1000 dollars for an Elmo ST-180 and ST-1200D? I got mine for about 100 GBP I think it was

But you sold the 180, so someone thinks it fair price. Good luck anyways, hope you stay in it for a long time
Posted by James Romero (Member # 2181) on April 20, 2013, 07:06 PM:
Vidar, Thank you for your observation. Needless to say, I don't want to tackle arguing with a Jedi Master Film Handler. [Smile]

Projectors are a whole different story, as well you know. I have to find those machines first in great condition with all the manuals and accessories ... then re-build them so they are not only cosmetically factory-new but also function factory-new! Then I offer a warranty on the machine. Every projector that leaves here is in 100% working condition with all the original manuals and accessories and often with the original box. I'm sure every collector here has bought a machine on EBAY and rarely does it arrive working 100%. That's the difference. Every machine that leaves here is guaranteed 100% or your money back. So to reply to your statement, no... there is no one I know of remaining in this business that can compete with offering a completely restored machine backed by a warranty and a money-back guarantee against a used machine priced lower with no guarantees of working on Craigs list or EBAY. You get what you pay for along with all the disappointments and headaches that go with it. My lowest price offer is only for film supplies, which is really the core of my business ... not the rebuilt film cameras and projectors...I offer from time-to-time.

BTW, both the machines I have offered have now been sold ... but I am expecting more in the future in both Super 8mm Sound and 16mm.

I send out my e-mail catalog once a month. If you would like to be put on my list and are not already receiving my catalog please send me your request at .

And thanks again Vidar for making that observation! I welcome all comments ... so don't be shy ... BRING IT ON!
Posted by Arvind Kumar Jain (Member # 2455) on May 13, 2013, 10:57 PM:
Please send me also your company's catalogue .good luck for your business.
Posted by Thomas Smith (Member # 1889) on May 15, 2013, 04:30 AM:
Hello James I tried to connect you but
Got message unavailable Website down
I've sent you a private message thanks
Posted by James Romero (Member # 2181) on May 15, 2013, 10:55 AM:
FYI guys ... the link in my post above is an e-mail link not a website link. I plan to have a website up by late Summer.
Posted by Timothy Price (Member # 1832) on May 15, 2013, 11:46 AM:

Feel free to post your new company on my "Collecting Super 8mm" Facebook Page. Here's A Link ...

Posted by Lee Bombard (Member # 3740) on June 06, 2013, 04:27 AM:
James - I just received your catalog via email.

What an innovative business you have...and virtually in my backyard. [Smile]

Posted by James Romero (Member # 2181) on November 13, 2014, 05:28 PM:
Just to give all of you an update. The Film Forever Company has now made ordering film supplies even easier with a new website. Check us out at

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