You could say that writer-director Roderick MacKay, producer Justin McArdle and their talented team set themselves an unlikely goal - if not an impossible one - with their latest short film FACTORY293
. How so? Well, they were attempting the very minor feat (deliberate understatement there) of transforming sunny, 2013 Perth, Australia into snow blasted landscape of rural 1940 Russia.
In a remote part of Stalin's war-torn Union of the Soviet Socialist
Republic, Grigor, Manager of munitions FACTORY293, faces the realities
of his existence. Despite the infatuation of his female factory
workforce, he is drawn to increasingly melancholic thoughts - Stalin has
abandoned him. With a howling blizzard outside, the factory's power is
suddenly cut, interrupting Grigor's intent to take decisive action. In a
flurry to restore the power before the inspectors arrive, Grigor
directs two of his female machinists into the raging blizzard to
Not only did MacKay and McArdle succeed in their task they've done so remarkably well and ScreenAnarchy is proud to present the online premiere of FACTORY293
along with a ten minute making of film that explains how they achieved the end result plus a gallery of stills and behind the scenes images below. So what are you waiting for? Stop reading and dive in!
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