A Note from our Makers

by Andrea Banyai on November 07, 2017


We are excited to announce Amped & Co has been nominated for a Notable award for Breakout Canadian Product Of The Year in our home city of Toronto!

In honour of the nomination, we wanted to share with you a little about ourselves and our history since we are normally private hard-working people, and you all have shared so much with us. We would like to thank our customers, friends, family, and especially the bloggers, stores, and buyers who have supported us and took a chance on our enthusiastic ideas. A very special thanks goes to our team and extended staff, we couldn't have done this without each and every one of you.:heart:


A Brief History About Us...

Two years ago My Cinema Lightbox® was launched by two determined entrepreneurs with a vision to create a new product trend across North America. The idea was to bridge personal creativity with social media, giving people a way to express themselves in a nostalgic way.

We are Andrew and Andrea, and we started this from scratch! With a simple Shopify store, one product (our Original Cinema Lightbox) and an Instagram profile, we persistently reached out to bloggers and anyone we could to get the word out and give us a chance. We put everything into our start-up business, and couldn't be more proud to see how it has grown today. My Cinema Lightbox® is now in over 800 stores across North America, and all over social media. We couldn't have done this without you!

From the initial bloggers who took a chance on featuring us, to those very first customers who purchased when we were personally shipping out of a storage locker, every ounce of support helped us stay motivated and determined.There is no better feeling than scrolling through your tagged photos and seeing all the creative sayings, photoshoots, and flatlays. It's fair to say we appreciate all the love even more than words can say.

The success of My Cinema Lightbox® allowed us to expand our vision by creating a brand and company called Amped & Co® earlier this year. Stay tuned for more exciting products we can't wait to share with you! And again, a big thank you to everyone who voted and supported us along the way.


Much love,

Andrew & Andrea