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Hit Hard by Flooding, the South Carolina Film Institute May Shutter Its Doors

Hit Hard by Flooding, the South Carolina Film Institute May Shutter Its Doors

Due to the recent storms in Columbia, South Carolina, The South Carolina Film Institute (SCFI) is at risk of closing its doors.

“We are at a pivotal point, we don’t know if we will be able to remain open,” said owner Marcus McCall. SCFI offices have taken roughly $30,000 worth of damages and loss of equipment.

The non-profit provides filmmakers from around the state a place to gain experience in the film industry. Since it opened a year ago, they have shot over 20 productions, including films, commercials and music videos.

SCFI is asking the community for help and has set up a GoFundMe campaign to raise money so they can rebuild their assets and repair or replace damaged property.

“With 90% of our equipment being destroyed (CAMERAS, SOUND EQUIPMENT, LENSES, LIGHTS) our business is essentially destroyed. The equipment alone took us 2 years to accumulate,” reads the GoFundMe page.

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