New York Film Company

Background: Founded in 1956 by Rosell York and Michael Mart, both from the New York City, New York Film Company was a low-to-mid budget film production company that operated from that year to 1983, when their last film The Heatwave King was released. After the company was defunct, various people tried to do revivals of the company, but none of them had success.

(1956-1983)


Nicknames: "The Mount Fuji", "New York Film's Fuji", "Mt. Fuji"

Logo: We see a live-action video of the Mount Fuji, with the clouds moving. Later, the words:

New York Film Company (1968)
NEW YORK FILM COMPANY LTD
FROM THE USA TO THE WORLD

fade in.

Variants:
  • A black & white version of the logo also exists.
  • On Samantra, Pong, New World Wishes and Noir, we see just the text on a black background.
  • On Rogers Dominic: Now With Claws, snow falls in the logo.
  • On Hole Digging and We Can Help, the text reads as "Skylight Pictures and New York Film Company present", as both films were distributed in America by Skylight and internationally by New York. There's no "FROM THE USA TO THE WORLD" in this variant.
FX/SFX: Live-action, and the fading in of the text.

Cheesy Factor: That being that it has nothing to do with the name of the company! What does the Mount Fuji, a mountain from Japan, have to do with a company called "New York Film Company"?

Music/Sounds: An uninspired fanfare. Sometimes, none or the opening theme of the film.

Availability: Uncommon on low/mid budget films from the late 50's/60's/70's/early 80's including Hunger, Phobia: Never Explained, and The Battle Between The Oceanic Countries. Camper Video, a video distribution company by TeleNative Entertainment, distributed some films by the company, including When A New Road Appears, Some Females Turn Red And Happy, But Why Not Other People?. These include the TeleNative Entertainment logo at the beggining of the film, but this logo is still intact after that logo plays. This also appears on collaborations with A-Round Films and Drawing Triangle (with an example of it being Stayin' In Black & White), and the last releases from the company.

Scare Factor: None. The concept of the logo is questionable and the fanfare is boring. However, this logo also gets some fans.

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