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Role: Director Of Photography

Strange Factories is the first feature film by Foolish People, a group of creatives who specialize in creating immersive environments that have the power to raise numinous experience within the spectator. 

The film will be toured and presented within a live, site specific event that explores the earliest traditions of cinema and film via the touring traditions of Phantasmagoria and theatric arcana. Currently in Post Production

The Story

A writer, haunted by an idea for a new story hunts for four refugee performers of a theatre destroyed in a mysterious fire.

He locates his friends in a remote, pagan settlement founded by Stronheim; owner of a Strange Factory hidden deep in the local countryside that emits an infamous Hum. 

Victor enters into a dangerous pact when a vow is made to re-build their theatre if the story is completed in time for it to be performed at the village festival, where bizarre rituals are enacted by the Villagers under the influence of a hallucinogenic effluence siphoned out of the Strange Factory.

Victor's imagination and the fragmented memories of his friends collide in a violent fiction that not everyone can survive.


Written and directed by John Harrigan

Core Creative team: John Harrigan, Lucy Harrigan, Tereza Kamenicka, Bettina Fung,Rachael Blyth, Lefteris Eleftheriou, Yiannis Katsaris & Xanadu Xero.


Strange Factories

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Yiannis Katsaris