The Factory

Creative Direction, Design & Animation


Life is short, in fact it’s just six lessons. In a world controlled by the Overseer, our hero enters the world as a new-born. Will they achieve enlightenment and become conscious enough to break free or will history repeat itself?

Controlled by the Overseer, Phoenix enters the world as a new-born, to set off on the journey of life. Phoenix learns existence has been condensed into six video messages (infant, schoolboy, lover, soldier, justice, old man) taken from an ancient archive whose meanings have long been forgotten.

The Factory is an interpretation of Shakespeare’s sonnet “All the World’s a Stage” mixed with George Orwell’s 1984 and Aldous Huxley’s “A Brave New World”.



Independent Shorts Awards – Silver Award – Best Animation Short, Best Sound Design

Indie X Film Fest – Outstanding Achievement Award (Animation Short), Winner Best Sound Mixing

Short to the Point – Official Selection

Indie Short Fest – Winner Best Animation Short

Laurél International Film Festival – Winner Best Animated Short Film

Adria Shorts – Winner Best Animation

Sunday Shorts Film Festival – Semi-Finalist Best Animation



Animator, Writer, Producer & Director – Gizmo Beardon

Original Music & Sound Design – Soundsmiths

Composer – Menikmusic