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  • A Blizzard Of Fake Snow At Thomas FX

    The Thomas FX snow studio is currently manufacturing a blizzard of fake snow.

    Early in January we doubled the manufacturing capacity of our snow studio to keep up with strong customer demand.

    We have been working overtime, as late as 1:00 am some nights as well as some Saturdays, to fill orders for our Patented SNO-FX! fake snow products. 

    This photo was taken on Saturday. It shows Thomas FX Owner, John Quee loading a USA-bound trailer with SNO-FX! Driving the forklift is the new Thomas FX Operations Manager, Brett Rafferty.

    Also shown in the photo is teamster Driver Bill Crivel. Bill is on the crew of The Hateful Eight and is picking up the movie's snow at Thomas FX then driving straight to the show's Colorado set. 

    As a point of interest, Bill was also the personal driver for Richard Dean Anderson while he was filming the TV hit MacGyver in Vancouver. Thomas FX provided production supplies to the MacGyver shoot so having Bill driving for The Hateful Eight made it all seem like an old time reunion. 


  • Closed For BC Family Day

    Thomas FX is CLOSED today . . . Monday February 9, 2015 . . . . for the BC Family Day long weekend.

    We will reopen for business tomorrow at 8:30 am.

    As always we will provide emergency after hours service to FILM PROFESSIONALS ONLY during this long weekend. 

    We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

  • We Have Stretched Our Hours

    Thomas FX is now open from 8:30 in the morning until 5:30 PM each weekday.

    We have been extremely busy since coming back from our annual Holiday break.

    Extending our operating hours, earlier in the year than usual, seems like the best way to satisfy the many people who are calling for our products.

    As usual, we are closed on Saturday and Sunday. Emergency after hours is available for FILM PROFESSIONALS ONLY outside regular store hours.

    Thank you for your support, and for trusting us with your business.

  • All Holiday Internet Orders Shipped

    After a blisteringly hectic opening day yesterday, we are pleased to let you know that we managed to get caught up. 

    All online orders received during our annual Holiday Break have been pulled, packed, and have either been picked up already or are waiting in our loading bay for pickup today.

    We apologize for the Holiday delay and appreciate your patience.

    Thank You!

  • We Are Open For Business

    We're back at work after a much needed Holiday break and looking forward to the busy New Year ahead.

    Our store and phones are already busy this morning, even though it is our first day back at work after the three week break.

    Great to be back in the saddle!

    Happy New Year Everyone

  • Happy New Year!

    We wish everyone a Happy Healthy & Prosperous New Year. 

    Thomas FX will reopen for business on Tuesday, January 6th at 9:00 am.

    All internet orders received during the Holidays will be shipped after January 6.

    Meanwhile, emergency after hours service continues to be available for film professionals only outside store hours. You know who you are and you know how to reach us.

  • CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS

    Seasons Greetings!

    Thomas FX is currently closed for the Holidays.

    Internet orders received during this period will ship after January 6, 2015.

    We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and wish you and yours a healthy and prosperous New Year.

    We appreciate your trust and thank everyone for your unfailing support through 2014. We shipped more products to more people in more places than ever before.

    As always, EMERGENCY CALL OUT SERVICE is available throughout the Holiday season for FILM PROFESSIONALS ONLY. You know who you are and you know how to reach us. 


  • Add Movie Snow To Your Christmas Tree

    Add Thomas FX movie snow to your Christmas Tree this year and make every ornament and light on the tree sparkle.

    Fake Movie Snow from Thomas FX is used to decorate Christmas window displays by many of the leading retailers in the United States.

    There is still one day left to order fake snow direct from Thomas FX before we close for the Holidays.

    Fedex orders received today will ship tomorrow and should be delivered before Christmas.

    Reminder: We will be closed tomorrow between 11:30 and 1:30 for our annual Christmas Luncheon. After 1:30 we will still be celebrating and will be inviting store customers to share in our  "Christmas Cheer".

    We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  • Our Big Christmas Sale Is Happening Now

    Thomas FX will close for the Holidays on Thursday this week. 

    As a special thank you to everyone in the community who have supported us in another great year, we are holding a BIG CHRISTMAS BLOWOUT SALE this week!

    All Halloween props, and costume accessories are on sale this week in-store for 75% off the marked price, even if the marked price has already been reduced! Save up to 90% on this seasonal merchandise. 

    Fog machines, ground foggers, and Halloween Haunt Effects (not fluids) are on sale at 50% off regular prices.

    Makeup Effects and Theatrical Contact lenses remain at advertised prices, but make wonderful stocking stuffers and are selling fast. Hurry in while supplies last.

    We will close for our annual Christmas Lunch on Thursday from 11:30 am until 1:30 pm. When we get back, snacks, sweet goodies and Christmas Cheer will be available to store customers who want to join the party. 

    We are not open after Thursday, but will respond to emergency film industry calls if we are needed. 

    Otherwise, the Thomas FX crew thanks you for your support this year and wishes you the very best of the Festive Season. 

    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

  • World's Best Fake Snow Wins Third Patent

    Thomas FX has just been granted a third patent for its proprietary SNO-FX! . . . often referred to by the movie professionals around the world who use it as the world's best fake movie snow.

    Several years ago SNO-FX! from Thomas FX was considered for an Academy Award nomination in the Science and Technology category. 

    As it turns out, every special effects member of the Academy Awards selection committee had actually used fake snow from Thomas FX in their movie projects.

    Other types of fake snow used in film production are industrial products, such as white attic insulation, salt or flour, which are repurposed for use in films. 

    SNO-FX! from Thomas FX is the only fake snow in the world invented and manufactured specifically for use in the movie industry. Our patents attest to the uniqueness of Thomas FX fake snow.

    Brilliant white in color, SNO-FX! comes in four unique flake sizes which can be used seperatly or in combination to create stunning snow effects. It looks and acts just like real snow, falling, drifting, blowing and forming cornices just like the real thing, As SNO-FX! is also non-static, non-toxic, and environmentally friendly, it is often used in environmentally sensitive locations.

    We also custom manufacture colored SNO-FX! as well as the popular black SNO-FX! a.k.a. BIO-ASH, which is in high demand as an alternative to artificial volcanic ash in television and movie production.

    Plan to use Thomas FX fake snow and/or BIO-ASH volcanic effects in your next production. 

    Contact Us today


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