Hi, and welcome to the MovieStuff website. When I started building telecine units in my garage almost 20 years ago, I could not have imagined how this tiny business would grow into the leading supplier of home movie scanners worldwide for private and professional use. To date, we have shipped over 15,000 units around the globe, with destinations I will likely never live to see in my lifetime. We have provided scanners for small mom and pop shops as well as high end customers like the University of Southern California Hugh Hefner Archives and the Academy of Motion Picture Film Archive in Hollywood. I take a certain pride in knowing that my efforts to offer quality archiving tools at a reasonable price has enabled countless individuals to save precious memories from fading into history.

Over the years, I have had a number of customers ask about my background and how I came to be in this business. Without getting too long winded, let me just say that destiny is a funny thing. I was working as a film and video producer in Houston, Texas, doing special effects and building optical printers in the pre-digital days of film production. Then, in July of 2001, my life changed when Tropical Storm Alison flooded our house with about 3 feet of water. We were ostensibly in a no-flood zone so, of course, we had no flood insurance. A total loss, not only of property, but of the ability to make an immediate living. I had already built a few projector based movie scanners for some friends on the newfangled "interweb" and they encouraged me to start selling them. Tropical Storm Alison gave me the nudge I needed. Out of desperation, I quickly put up a website and, within 30 days, had about 30 orders. By the end of the first year, we were shipping about 200 units. By our second year, 350 units. Since then, we have been shipping over 600 units annually.

As satisfying as this business is, I also have other interests and projects. Although I have a modestly successful background as an inventor, I am also a trained artist, specializing in landscape and western art. For those interested, you can see my gallery HERE. As previously mentioned, I am also a film maker, having written and directed hundreds of commercials and many low budget feature films, such as The Jet Benny Show, which recently featured on Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary's podcast The Video Archives, and Forever Evil, a supernatural feature of some notoriety within the world of 80's horror films . I'm also a stop motion animator. You can see some of my personal film projects HERE. And, finally, I'm a published author. I've written articles for a variety of film related periodicals such as Super 8 Today and have been profiled in several cine magazines. I am currently working on several books of fiction and my current novel, "The Razz" can be found on Amazon.com HERE. It's a sci-fi suspense piece set in the near future and deals with the ramifications of teleportation.

On a personal note, I was born in 1958, so I'm old, and I currently live Austin, Texas with my lovely fiance, Mindy and our useless cat, CryBaby. I have two beautiful daughters: Kelsey, who is a registered Doula (birthing assistant), and Remington, who works in find jewelry. Both have inherited my creative streak.  Kelsey has been gifted with a beautiful voice and Remington has developed into a fine artist, herself. As you might imagine, I am very proud of them both.

Thanks for stopping by and let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to meeting you.

My best,
Roger D. Evans
owner, MovieStuff, LLC


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