Factory Talk is an intergenerational conversation about identity, sexuality and masculinity in a rural factory. Through the clanging of metal they make small talk, but as the gripes and grumbles testify to better times, the questions rising on the factory floor are of more than just nostalgia.

Lucie Rachel (UK), Chrissie Hyde (UK)
Lucie Rachel is an artist-filmmaker and creative producer. Since graduating from DJCAD in 2015 as one of the RSA New Contemporaries, she has directed award winning short films with the Scottish Documentary Institute, Glasgow Film, Channel 4 Random Acts and Art With Impact. Her work has screened internationally at over 50 festivals including MoMA’s Doc Fortnight, Iris Prize, and #fivefilms4freedom selected by BFI Flare and British Council. Her latest work FACTORY TALK won Best Artist Film at Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2020 and is shortlisted for the Ingram Collection Purchase Prize 2020. Lucie’s current work continues to focus on intimate subject matter through an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach, moving between artist film and documentary genres.

Chrissie Hyde is a queer, working class creative from Hereford, working in the midlands and the south west. Known for his poetry by the name of 1990sChris, he writes primarily for film and audio. He has been commissioned by BBC arts for a radio production on bisexuality as well as working on a number of projects for Channel 4’s Random Acts. He has written for the Courtyard Theatre, and is currently the writer at Neoteric Dance Company, recently screening their debut film in the National Army Museum, London. 1990sChris has also performed across the UK, at venues such as The Tobacco Factories, The Eden Project and the Royal Albert Hall. His work hopes to start conversations around queer identity, masculinity and class.