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The Dust Factory -- In this fantasy drama. Ryan is a teenager who lacks the ability to speak. One day, Ryan falls off a bridge and he finds himself transported to a strange fantasy world where he encounters his Grandpa Randolph (Armin Mueller-Stahl) and a pretty girl named Melanie (Hayden Panettiere); together, Ryan and Melanie learn to help one another with their problems, and they both discover the wisdom they can gain from elders like Grandpa Randolph.
The Dust Factory -- 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.
The Dust Factory -- 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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Writer (WGA):
Eric Small (written by)
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Release Date:
22 May 2010 (Belgium) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Armin Mueller-Stahl ... Grandpa Randolph

Hayden Panettiere ... Melanie Lewis

Ryan Kelley ... Ryan Flynn

Kim Myers ... Angie Flynn
George De La Pena ... Ringmaster (as George De La Peña)

Michael Angarano ... Rocky Mazzelli

Peter Horton ... Lionel
Kyle Hansen ... Rennie
Ted Roisum ... Trapeze Catcher

Ayanna Berkshire ... Hope (as Ayanna Berkshire-Cruse)
Shuhe ... Sorrow

Robert Blanche ... Ryan Flynn Sr.

Directed by
Eric Small 
Writing credits
Eric Small (written by)

Produced by
Tani Cohen .... producer
Jonathan Dana .... consulting producer
Erika Lockridge .... executive producer
Eric Small .... producer
Original Music by
Luis Bacalov 
Cinematography by
Stephen M. Katz 
Film Editing by
Glenn Farr 
Casting by
Mary Jo Slater 
Production Design by
Mimi Gramatky 
Set Decoration by
Sean Kennedy 
Costume Design by
Rita Riggs 
Makeup Department
E. Larry Day .... key makeup artist
RaMona Fleetwood .... key hair stylist
Susan Sittko Schaefer .... makeup artist
Crystal Shade .... assistant makeup artist (as Crystal Rasmussen)
Amanda Williams .... key hair
Production Management
David Jeffery .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Cass Jr. .... first assistant director
Dusty Dukatz .... second second assistant director
Todd C. Guzze .... second second assistant director (as Todd Guzze)
Robert Schroer .... second assistant director
Art Department
Ken Erck .... lead scenic
Sean Fong .... on-set dresser
Ellen Lepinski .... scenic gangboss
Greg McMickle .... property master
Phillip Norwood .... storyboard artist
Patric Pietrucki .... lead man
Dan Schaefer .... illustrator: previsualizations for make-up
Dan Schaefer .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
David Acord .... assistant sound editor
Christopher Barrick .... foley editor (as Chris Barrick)
Chris Barron .... digital sound transferer (as Christopher Barron)
Richard Bullock Jr. .... boom operator
Tim Burby .... digital sound transferer
Brian Chumney .... digital editorial services
Marty Church .... adr mixer
John Countryman .... digital sound transferer
Keli Craig .... sound utility
Travis Crenshaw .... foley recordist
Sean England .... machine room operator
Goffredo Gibellini .... sound engineer
Jonathan Greber .... digital sound transferer
David Hunter .... digital editorial services
Noah Katz .... digital editorial services
Thomas Knop .... adr recordist
Brian Magerkurth .... sound re-recordist
Marilyn McCoppen .... adr editor
Marilyn McCoppen .... dialogue editor
Frank 'Pepe' Merel .... foley mixer
Glenn Micallef .... sound mixer
Tom Myers .... sound designer
Tom Myers .... sound re-recording mixer
Al Nelson .... sound effects editor
Juan Peralta .... sound mix technician
Brandon Proctor .... sound mix technician
Renee Russo .... client services
Jurgen Scharpf .... sound mix technician
Daniel Sperry .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Dennie Thorpe .... foley artist
John Torrijos .... video services
Jana Vance .... foley artist
Gwendolyn Yates Whittle .... dialogue editor
Special Effects by
Kai Shelton .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Jeff Barnes .... visual effects executive producer: CafeFX
Timur 'Taron' Baysal .... animation director
Danny Braet .... digital animator and compositor: ComputerCafe
Domenic DiGiorgio .... animator: ComputerCafe
David Ebner .... title sequence designer
David Ebner .... visual effects supervisor
Vicki Galloway-Weimer .... visual effects producer: Cafe FX
Jeff Goldman .... digital artist: CafeFX
Victor Grant .... digital effects artist
Erik Henry .... visual effects supervisor
Ron Honn .... visual effects artist
Christopher Ivins .... digital compositing supervisor
Greg Anthony .... stunts
Steve Buckley .... stunt coordinator (as Stephen Buckley)
Richie Gaona .... trapeze choreography
Jeri Habberstad .... stunts
Brad Harrington .... stunts
Ron Otis .... stunts
Willie Page .... stunts
Anthony Pages .... stunts
Jill Pages .... stunts
Jarret Reid .... stunts
Anton von Ostendorf .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Keith Bronsdon .... loader
Robin Buerki .... Steadicam operator
Robin Buerki .... camera operator
Steve Craker .... camera operator
Frank DiMarco .... still photographer
Brian Fleskes .... crane grip
Bruce 'Sarge' Fleskes .... gaffer
Josh Hicks .... electrician
Brent Lawson .... best boy grip
Brian C. Lawson .... dolly grip
Bruce Lawson .... key grip
Leonard Romie .... lighting technician
Chris Steele .... electrician
Bob Webeck .... additional first assistant camera
Casting Department
Megann Ratzow .... extras casting
John Villacorta .... casting assistant
Editorial Department
Gael Farr .... post-production assistant
Music Department
Goffredo Gibellini .... score mix engineer
Transportation Department
J. Adam Bogle .... driver
Nik Edgerton .... driver (as Nick Edgerton)
Larry Gudgel .... driver
Sparky Haleston .... driver
Philip Krysl .... driver
Brendan McKeon .... driver
David Norris .... transportation coordinator
Robert Platt .... driver
Tom Platt .... driver
William Powell .... driver (as Bill Powell)
Ernest Sanders .... driver
Joe Soleberg .... driver
Eric Solmonson .... transportation captain
Ski Szymanski .... driver
Robert Wall .... driver
Rick Wiley .... driver: camera car
Don Williams .... driver
Other crew
Melissa Booker .... special assistant: producer
Dusty Dukatz .... key set production assistant
Edwin Dunkley .... video services (as Ed Dunkley)
Colleen Emry .... first assistant accountant
Michael Fine .... key set medic
Chet Gainer .... body double: Armin Mueller-Stahl
Chet Gainer .... stand-in: Armin Mueller-Stahl
Doug Hobart .... location manager
Ron Honn .... title design
Lisa D. Kaufman .... production accountant
Mike Lane .... client services
Eva Napolean .... client services
Gordon Ng .... client services
Shandy Ray .... production assistant
Taylor Saxon .... set medic
Brian Tanke .... production coordinator
Robert Warberg .... key assistant location manager

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Rated PG for thematic elements and some scary images
Brazil:99 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Australia:PG | Germany:6 | Singapore:PG | UK:PG | USA:PG (certificate #40852)
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Continuity: When Ryan gets home after falling in the river, his hair is still wet but his clothes are dry.See more »
Melanie Lewis:You know, I can still do everything better than you can. Faster - always will.
Ryan Flynn:You can't always win.
Melanie Lewis:I'll always beat *you*.
Ryan Flynn:And I won't mind... I'll never forget you, Mel.
Melanie will.
Ryan Flynn:No, I won't. See ya later.
Melanie Lewis:Not later. Just see you.
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6 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Throw away everything you think you know about a PG movie, 21 July 2006
Author: Peter Schooley (demonhunterbob) from United States

I believe that in this era of film, it is extremely difficult to find a movie below a PG-13 rating that measures up to my expectations of a story in film. This movie met those expectations.

When I first saw this movie on the shelf at WalMart, I thought it was a cheap kids film, like something the Disney Channel would make. I've seen my share of crappy Disney Channel movies, being an older brother, and trust me, this is far greater than anything they could do.

I rarely bother to even look at movies below a PG-13, because they lack realism. This story moved me, because it was so real to me.

This movie, while on the low budget independent side of things, is a wonderful film and story. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys Drama or Fantasy, and doubts the capability of a PG rating

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