The Factory aka The Dreams We Dream When No One is Watching aka Cockroach II

A young woman wanders deeper and deeper into a strange world...

  • Allison Carey
    Key Cast
  • Jameson Hurd
    Key Cast
  • Paul Ouellette
  • Paul Ouellette
  • Amr Kashmiri
    Composer/Sound Design
    Shoaib Mansoor's Bol
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    Surrealism, Surreal, Stop Motion, 16mm, experimental, black wave
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 11, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Colorado International Activism Film Festival
    Denver, Colorado
    United States
    July 12, 2018
    Winner: Best Experimental/Artistic non-animated Short Film
  • Pakistani International Film Festival
    March 30, 2018
    International Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Moviate Underground Film Festival
    Harrisburg, PA
    United States
    May 25, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Straight Jacket Guerrilla Film Festival
    Online Festival
    United States
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Paul Ouellette

Born in 1993 in Manchester Connecticut to a video store manager and a machinist. Attended school at University of Vermont. Went in to learn how to draw and came out an experimental filmmaker. Earned a Bachelor's in Studio Art and Film and Television Studies. Currently, works as a youth educator for film making and animation.

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Director Statement

I shot this film completely on film as a labor of love over the course of many years. What began as a daydream while listening to John Fahey's America slowly evolved into the greatest test I have ever undergone. The film was shot in various locations around Burlington Vermont and scored by Pakistani musician, actor & filmmaker, Amr Kashmiri, remotely on the outskirts of Lahore, Pakistan.