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Director  John Harrigan
Running time  2 hours
Screenplay  John Harrigan
Country  United Kingdom
7.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, Horror, Thriller
Music director  Stephen Baysted
Language  English
Strange Factories movie poster
Writer  John Harrigan (screenplay)
Release date  October 26, 2013
Cast  Annalisa Astarita, Lucy Harrigan, Rachael Blyth
Similar movies  Reach Me (2014), The Living and the Dead (2006), Psychosis (2010), Doc Hollywood (1991)
Tagline  Not Everyone Can Survive the Violence of Creation

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Strange Factories is a British drama horror film written and directed by John Harrigan and produced by the British immersive theatre and production collective FoolishPeople. Strange Factories was released on 26 October 2013.


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Theatre of manifestation strange factories


A writer, possessed by a terrifying story, hunts for its secret heart in a mysterious landscape. He journeys into unknown, dreamlike places, haunted by the infamous Hum emitted from a strange factory.


  • John Harrigan as Victor
  • Annalisa Astarita as Hettie
  • Rachael Blyth as Emma
  • Tereza Kamenicka as Lady Thayn
  • David Monard as Sam
  • Claire Louise Oliver as Jessica
  • Lucy Harrigan as Rose
  • Claire Tregellas as Jess
  • Mark Postgate as Arlec
  • Xanadu Xero as Marina
  • Production

    Shot in black and white, and influenced by the phantasmagoria of theatrical performances which preceded early horror films, the production was filmed during September–November 2011 in the Czech Republic. Internal theatre scenes were shot at the King's Theatre in Southsea, Portsmouth. Post-production was completed January 2013.

    The Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign exceeded its goal, with total funding reaching $12,100 on 24 July 2011, after becoming Indiegogo's Project Of The Day on 29 June 2011. Music for the film was created by composer Stephen Baysted.


    Backers of the crowdfunding campaign were given access to 'subscription of experiences' which included transmedia content delivered by email and web page. Upon release, an immersive theatrical component will be present at cinema showings.

    Theatrical Tour

    2014 Strange Factories: Remade - Writer and Director John Harrigan

  • 13 September 2014 Scalarama at the Curzon Community Cinema, Clevedon UK
  • 24 September 2014 Making Waves Film Festival at the Kings Theatre, Southsea Portsmouth UK
  • 17 October 2014 at the Ultimate Picture Palace Oxford UK
  • 1 November 2014 at The Magic Lantern Cinema Tywyn UK
  • 2013 Strange Factories: The Imaginari - Writers John Harrigan and Craig Slee, Director John Harrigan

  • 26 October – 9 November 2013 at the Cinema Museum (London)
  • 10 November 2013 at the Duke of York's Picture House, Brighton
  • 15–16 November 2013 with Sundown Cinema at Cadwell Farm, Hitchin
  • 18 November 2013 at Pavilion Dance, Bournemouth
  • Reviews

  • Strange Factories (2013) - Ain't It Cool News - by Ambush Bug
  • Strange Factories is a strange Triumph - The Alt Entertainer - by Neil McComb
  • Immersive Theatre And Film At The Cinema Museum - The Londonist - by Sarah Stewart
  • Review of Strange Factories on 28 October 2013 - Terror Attractions - by Jay Jay
  • Strange Factories – review - The Beaver - by Camilla Naschert
  • Strange Factories - The Latest - by Rachel Simm
  • Press

  • Out Of The Ashes - Strange Factories - Filmmaker Magazine - by Nick Dawson
  • Interview with John Harrigan: John Harrigan on Art, Strange Factories and Personal Transformation - New Intelligentsia Online Cinemas - by Cynthia DuVal
  • References

    Strange Factories Wikipedia
    Strange Factories IMDb Strange Factories