Niagara Film Co. is the brainchild of Niagara based photographer JR Kingdon (that guy in the photo). After realizing his love for film photography he found the one downside. He’s impatient.

Shooting rolls and letting them sit on his desk was no big deal but as soon as he dropped them off at the closest lab and heard about the 3-4 week turnaround and the fact that they give you prints or scans on a DVD (who has a DVD reader in 2020?) he knew he had to do something about it. The only way that he could get his film shot, developed, and scanned in a timely manner was to do it himself.

During the COVID pandemic of 2020 (sounds past tense… it’s still going on…) He purchased everything he needed to develop his own film and set out to master the craft. After several weeks, and many many rolls later he decided that it was time to start offering developing and scanning services to the masses.

Promising a quick turnaround, more customization, a better customer relationship, and scans on a modern form of media he opened Niagara Film Co. for limited order. The first 2 weeks saw more support than he ever could have expected allowing him to open the lab full time for anyone to order and drop off film at any point.

That brings us to today. You’re here. What are you waiting for? Send some film in to get developed.


That sounded like some crazy movie monologue, and i'm here for it. It’s staying.