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The Dust Factory (2004)

PG  |   |  Drama, Family, Fantasy  |  22 May 2010 (Belgium)
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The Dust Factory is an adventure about the love and friendship between two teenagers who help each other through a difficult time in their lives.

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Ryan Flynn
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Ringmaster (as George De La Peña)
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Hope (as Ayanna Berkshire-Cruse)
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After his dad Ryan senior's death in a truck accident, schoolboy Ryan Flynn, a gentle, somewhat nerdy space-fan, becomes a recluse. He shuts up completely after a fall and near-drowning experience while roaming the countryside with his admirably patient, cheerful playmate Rocky Mazzelli. Only Ryan's late granddad finds a magical way to get trough to him and introduce him to a mysterious place, the 'dust factory'. There grandpa and resident teenager Melanie 'Pan' Lewis shows how youngsters prepare for their next life phase. But deciding when they are isn't easy or safe. Written by KGF Vissers

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Drama | Family | Fantasy

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Rated PG for thematic elements and some scary images | See all certifications »

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Dust Factory - Die Staubfabrik  »

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$8,000 (USA) (15 October 2004)

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$8,000 (USA) (15 October 2004)
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When Ryan gets home after falling in the river, his hair is still wet but his clothes are dry. See more »

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Ryan Flynn: Doesn't this day ever end?
Melanie Lewis: What do you mean?
Ryan Flynn: Well, there's a beginning but no end.
Melanie Lewis: How do you know it began?
Ryan Flynn: Well, it had to, or it wouldn't be.
Melanie Lewis: That's not true. It just is what it is. You know, light all the time. Maybe if we run away from the sun we'll find night.
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Someone Like You
Written by Luis Bacalov & Anna-Karin Klockar (as Anna Karin Klockar)
Lyrics by Eric Small and Anna-Karin Klockar (as Anna Karin Klockar)
Performed by Hayden Panettiere and Watt White
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very genuine, young-adult fantasy
14 October 2004 | by (Denver, CO) – See all my reviews

The Dust Factory is a very cute fantasy film that obviously comes from the heart. Young Ryan has been scarred by the death of his father, and no longer speaks. An accident transports him to a fantastic world called The Dust Factory, where Ryan regains his voice. He is soon reunited with his Grandpa, whose Alzheimer's keeps him from communicating in the real world. Ryan also meets the precocious Mel, an adorable tomboy who idolizes Peter Pan. The relationship between Mel and Ryan is the core of the film, with Grandpa providing sage advice. This film has very "indie" production values, but it is very ambitious for a small budget film, and the special effects come off well. The writer/director obviously wanted to tell this story, and hard work pays off in a very enjoyable independent fantasy film.


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