Film Never Die
In the past eight years, FilmNeverDie has changed locations five times. And now they’re finally ready to settle down at their latest location in the CBD.
Owned by Gary Wong, FilmNeverDie spawned to life in his Parkville garage. Since then, FilmNeverDie has relocated to Bourke Street (both upstairs, then downstairs) and then found a temporary home in Parkville.
Now they’ve finally touched down in the CBD once again, this time in the quaint Watertank Way precinct, just a four-minute walk from Southern Cross station and in very good coffee company including Commonplace Coffee Brewers and Higher Ground.
Gary says, “Because we’ve moved five times in the past eight years, we don’t want anything we build to feel temporary, keeping in mind that we want things to last over the next five to eight years.”
The shop fit-out is clean and slick, with a key highlight of the space being their film wall, which in true FilmNeverDie style is embellished with a huge selection of 35mm film, as well as a range of point and shoot and SLR cameras. And there’s more where that came from, with multiple draws filled with cameras which you’re more than welcome to get your hands on. Gently, of course.
They’ll also be bringing back all of their wholesome FilmNeverDie activities, including exhibitions, book launches and their fan-fave photo walks which will now take you on a tour of the CBD as well as the Docklands.
Once they’ve fully settled in, they’ll also be looking at setting up more film vending machines around Melbourne too. Get your cameras ready and keep your eyes peeled.
Image credit: Griffin Simm