RED RUSTY FACTORY
Location Library Hungary
The vast Soviet-era industrial complex was used for fifty years to produce aluminum oxide until it closed down a decade after the political change. A large part of the location was used to store red mud, a type of industrial waste generated when creating aluminum oxide. This resulted in the unique characteristic that many buildings and much of the ground is stained rusty red. Also, the many large-scale disused factory buildings on the site still have a lot of their historic equipment. However, the abandoned production halls are not only inspiring locations but also have ideal conditions for building vast location sets as the area is enclosed and isolated from the public and is only an hour’s drive from Budapest, Hungary’s capital. The factory has been used before by many productions, one of them even built a middle eastern film set of an entire town, making the most of the deep red color of the dusty ground, as it is perfect for deserts and exotic locations.