FoolishPeople create film, immersive theatre and books. We engineer unique experiences that have the power to raise the numinous within the spectator.
FoolishPeople was founded by John Harrigan in 1989. We actively engage audiences through immersive theatre, live cinema, ritual and independent film. Spectators must choose their own journey without guidance, which challenges their habitual way of watching art and entertainment in a passive manner. We have been commissioned by the BBC, ICA and Secret Cinema, and have produced our work for conventional theatres, galleries and site-specific venues. FoolishPeople are based in London.
As the veil between worlds thins this Hallowe’en, the doorway opens to `Strange Factories’, a unique live cinema experience that will immerse you in its dreamlike world.
In the depths of every artist’s imagination, a story exists that threatens to engulf the mind of those who dare to believe it. For every wondrous fairytale, there lives its dark and horrifying twin. Victor, a writer, possessed by a terrifying story journeys into unknown, dreamlike places, haunted by the infamous Hum emitted from a strange factory…
Stronheim invites you to explore the wonder and terror of a haunted film, as you experience the film unravel inside his factory and witness its characters come to life around you.
Become part of the ‘Strange Factories’ story via the magic mirror of the silver screen to discover the truth every imagination hides.
The theatrical release of ‘Strange Factories’ opens on Saturday 26th October - Saturday 9th November 2013 at a soon to be unveiled secret location in central London.
The film will simultaneously be available to download or stream via VHX. Pre-orders for the film and event will be available later this Summer.
If you can’t wait until then… today, we invite you to join FoolishPeople on a unique six month expedition that charts a course to the theatrical release of ‘Strange Factories’ across a landscape of stories created by Craig Slee, Dakota Crane and John Harrigan.
FoolishPeople will be hosting a Strange Factories Google+ Hangout Wed. 8th May, 8:30pm GMT. Join us here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ctmo22cc20f2klsrj28jtp7rvq0 If you have a question you’d like to ask FoolishPeople tweet your question…