Tiny crew impresses festival judges

This is the crew that created Beyond Staffing. All very happy because this is the face that everyone pulls when the director has shouted ‘that’s a wrap’.

But they’re also happy because Beyond Staffing is being selected into almost every festival it enters. We were in the semi-finals at the Toronto Alternate Film Festival in September, and we are now competing in the Direct Monthly Film Fest, The UK Monthly Film Fest and the International Online Webfest.

The competition, being completely international, is always fierce, but we are confident that our quirky little dark/satire/fantasy/sci-fi/horror film will pick up an award or two over the coming year.

Wish us luck!

“In the Short Film world, simply getting into a festival is like an Oscar Nomination. It means that your film is of cinema quality, and that it has beaten out up to a thousand other films who will not have been selected.”

 

 

The new reel shows off Paul’s quirky sense of humour in both comedies and horror/suspense environments

Quirky Sense of Humour

Today we are proud to present our new Director’s Reel, featuring the work of our leader and in-house Director, Paul Russell. 

The reel shows off Paul’s abilities in getting great performances out of talented people, even without words. His quirky sense of humour, even in thriller or horror movies, shines through. 

Somehow, despite very tight budgets his shorts always attract great talent, many of who have gone to work in TV and Cinema, including Fairil Imran Desa (Strikeback), Anwaar Beg Moghal (Strikeback, My Girl) and Ayez Shaukat Fonseka (Shadowplay).

Featuring some great talents, including:

Fairil Imran Desa 
Leila Louise Fitton
Adrianna Aye
Keren Bala Devan
Tony Kennedy
Rasheedi Jaafar
Zariman Zainal Abidin
Vick Menon

 

Beyond Staffing Gets a Trailer

Some people might ask “why do a one minute trailer for an 11 minute film?’ 

And you might be justified in asking that too. The answer is ‘because we can’, and it’s probably the best one your’re going to get. 

But at the same time it’s not like we can’t take an opportunity to subvert the genre, is it?

So here we have happy (although rather confused) Mindy attending what she thinks is a job interview, complete with motivational American music. 

After that it all goes downhill. But what else would you expect?

Beyond Staffing is our new existential, dark, sci-fi comedy satire, which we made just to prove how many bases we can cover in 11 minutes. 

If you would like to see it, call or email or even use the contact form for a Secret Squirrel link. 

When Mindy Kelly wakes up in the weirdest recruitment consultancy she’s ever seen, she doesn’t realise exactly how much of a shock she is going to get, nor how life changing her next decision will be.