FACTORY 25:
Factory 25 is a home for conceptually provocative narratives and documentaries. F25's mission is to deliver specialized film and music titles in an aesthetically captivating way while exposing the indie world to under-the-radar films, music, and other curiosities theatrically, digitally, on TV, VOD, via subscription, limited edition DVDs with vinyl LPs and books. Factory 25 headquarters are in Brooklyn, New York.

FACTORY 25 Press:

10 by 25: A Factory 25 Retrospective at the Big Ears Festival: "Taking inspiration from the great punk and post-punk record labels of the 1970s and 80s, over the last decade Matt Grady’s Factory 25 has distinguished itself as one of America’s most adventurous film distributors." 

-Vimeo Blog Interview with Matt Grady: Introducing Factory 25: independent film's punk distributor -"Factory 25 is like a punk label that releases movies, curating the challenging, left-of-center sort of films that your mother didn’t even know to warn you about."

-Sundance.org: "Factory 25's catalog could act as a biography for the American indie scene in the new millennium."

-Indie-Outlook: "Matt Grady's preserving a very special moment in independent film history that the commercial system is not going to be preserving."

-Brooklyn Magazine names Matt Grady of Factory 25: "One of the 100 most influential people in Brooklyn Culture."

-The L Magazine: Factory 25 on Best of Brooklyn list: "Factory 25 releases beautiful films. Its track record is nearly flawless."
-MovieMaker Magazine: "Grady's curation often takes commercial risks that could be likened to those provocative, progressive-minded, anti-establishment punks of yesteryear." (July 2013)
-Indiewire: Factory 25 is "Quintessentially hip." in the Sarasota Film Festival Article (April 2013)
-The Hollywood Reporter calls Factory 25 a "Prominent distributor" in "The Rise of New York's Best Filmmakers." (March 2013)
-Interview with Matt Grady for the Sarasota Film Festival (March 2013) 
-The L Magazine: Matt Grady featured in "Secrets of Success: Eight Young Brooklyn Entrepreneurs" (January 2013)
-Hammer to Nail: Matt Grady wins 2013 Golden Hammer Award (January 2013)
-Austin Chronicle: "Factory 25 has emerged as one of the most important curatorial voices of new, independent American films." (January 2013)
-Slackerwood: "Factory 25 makes stuff that will survive the apocalypse." (January 2013)
-Film Society of Lincoln Center: "Factory 25 was behind some of the very best works from the low-budget scene." (January 2013)
-SXSW.com: Factory 25 is "Always Fascinating" (January 2013)
-Wall Street Journal: "The Art is in the Packaging" (December 2010)
-Interview Magazine: "Factory Boy: Matt Grady Talks Distribution" (December 2010)
-New York Times: "D.I.Y. Music Labels Embrace D.I.Y. Film" (August 2010)

Matt Grady, founder, FACTORY 25:  

Matt Grady is the founder of Factory 25, an independent film distribution company launched in 2009. Factory 25 is a home for conceptually provocative narratives and documentaries. Grady was recently named "One of the Most Influential People in Brooklyn Culture," and has been called "One of the most important curatorial voices of new, independent American films." His mission is to expose the world to under-the-radar films, music, and other curiosities theatrically, digitally, on TV, VOD, via subscription, limited edition DVDs with vinyl LPs and books. Grady also produced Onur Tukel's Summer of Blood (2014) and Applesauce (2015).  Factory 25 headquarters is in  Brooklyn, New York.

Prior to Factory 25, Grady was director of production at Brooklyn-based Plexifilm for seven years, he oversaw projects including the documentary features Helvetica, Style Wars, and I Am Trying to Break Your Heart: A Film About Wilco. A New Hampshire native and true music fan, he owes his career path to a family friend that introduced him to three life changing albums: XTC’s Waxworks, Pogues’ Rum, Sodomy and the Lash and the Bauhaus’ 12" of Bela Lugosi’s Dead.

Grady's mission is to use FACTORY 25 as a way to keep physical media alive, while exposing the indie world to under-the-radar films, music, and other curiosities.

Why FACTORY 25:
The origins of the name Factory 25 came from the actual factory number in Virginia where the Honus Wagner T206 tobacco card was printed.  The Wagner T206 is one of the most fetishized and obsessed over pieces of ephemera of the 20th century.  Twenty five is also the Factory Records catalog number of the album Closer by Joy Division considered by many as being one of the best records of all time.

Distribution:
Factory 25 is distributed in the United States by Alternative Distribution Alliance 

 
Media: 
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Address:
Factory 25
274 Willoughby Ave, #4r
Brooklyn, NY 11205