The NFSA’s experts had their work cut out for them when they discovered the oxide was lifting off two reels of the final sound mix for the film, Storm Boy (1976). This required ‘baking’ them in a low humidity rejuvenation chamber for seven days before they could be safely digitised. The restored film was premiered at the Adelaide Film Festival in October and is the first film preserved in our new NFSA Restores project.
Classics deserve to be experienced on the big screen. NFSA Restores is an exciting program to digitise, restore and preserve, at the highest archival standards, classic and cult Australian films so they can be seen in today’s digital cinemas.