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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Complete credited cast:
Grandpa Randolph
Ryan Flynn
Angie Flynn
George De La Pena ...
Ringmaster (as George De La Peña)
Rocky Mazzelli
Kyle Hansen ...
Ted Roisum ...
Trapeze Catcher
Hope (as Ayanna Berkshire-Cruse)
Shuhe ...
Ryan Flynn Sr.


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

22 May 2010 (Belgium)  »

Also Known As:

Dust Factory - Die Staubfabrik  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


$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 »


Grandpa Randolph: I hear the circus clowns. I hear them. They're singing.
Ryan Flynn: Will I ever see you again.
Grandpa Randolph: The colors of sunset. Warm and Cool. Always extraordinary. Always extraordinary. Live your life Ryan Flynn.
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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 Confusing
21 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm sixteen and I just watched this movie. I didn't really understand the plot. It felt too slow and just had no point. In some ways, it was boring because everything was too perfect. I didn't really understand the whole thing with the circus and the black hole. The only thing I understood was that the grandpa lost his Alzheimer's when he was in the place between heaven and earth and he became friends with the girl. This movie made absolutely no sense. Someone reviewed that this movie was original, but I've seen ten million other movies like this. They go to a new world which is perfect, but they have to go back. There's also the "loss of a loved one" element in this movie. I'm hoping that one of these days the people writing scripts will create an understandable and original movie.

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