Gandolfi-Family Business DVD
April Release

Pre-order before Midnight Sunday 24 March
To receive an additional Free! CD of archive material + 2 souvenir postcards

When, in 1982, Fred Gandolfi decided to close the family camera-making business, photographer Ken Griffiths thought the Peckham workshop, and the Gandolf’s unique way of of life should be recorded for posterity. Joined by his brother David as cinematographer and supported by a passionate team of film-makers and photographers, they crafted a nostalgic feature film of startling beauty, recording the passing of the old Victorian industry.

Fred and Arthur Gandolfi lived & worked in their Peckham workshops from Edwardian times into the approaching digital age, and were by the 1980’s regarded alongside Fred Dibner as representations of living industrial archaeology. The Griffiths film lovingly captures the beauty of their craft, the legacy of their family, and the last years of their remarkable lives.

Since it’s eventual premiere in 2004, when it won the Sheffield International Documentary competition the film has had only a few screenings. ‘Gandolfi – Family Business’ has never been previously released on any type of media.¬†At last, after a new high resolution 2K scan from the original 16mm colour negative & sound track enhancement, the film will be available on DVD for general distribution.

Produced in the DigiPak format, the DVD package is an elegantly designed collectible production, including a 36 page booklet featuring many of Ken’s pictures, the making of the film, and Fred Gandolfi’s own description of their camera making techniques.

We are looking forward to receiving the DVD’s, with the expected Launch date of the 1st week of April.

FREE CD (only included in Pre-orders received before Midnight Sunday 24 March 2019)
The contents of the supplementary disc (included with every DVD Pre-order) are all PDF’s of Gandolfi archive material relating to the film, and provide much extra information. Included are large versions of all of Ken Griffiths Gandolfi workshop pictures plus additional ones, the unedited audio transcripts used in making the film, the film storyboards, and extracts from Fred Gandolfi’s uncompleted history of British camera making.

Please note this is a CD of PDF files intended for viewing on a PC or Mac computer – it will not play on an audio or video player.


Option 1 РAvailable For UK Mainland, Highlands & Islands only
The item is now listed on our website. However if you place an order now, your card/paypal will be charged.
Please select UK-DVD carriage as this is a special offer rate of £2.50 for dispatching the DVD pack only, but not for use with delivery of any other items otherwise our standard delivery costs apply.


Option 2 Р To Pre-order by email before 24 March and for all non-UK deliveries.
Please forward your contact details to and include Gandolfi DVD in the subject line. We will then confirm the best delivery cost we can offer for non-UK deliveries and we will also keep you updated regarding availability and contact you when payment is required.
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