Beyond Staffing is the most ambitious international collaboration we have done so far. The collaborative team included people from USA, Malaysia, UK. Spain and New Zealand

Not For the Faint Hearted

When Mindy Kelly wakes up in a recruitment agency she is in for a few surprises. 

This is the basic premise of our new short film, Beyond Staffing, which is in the final stages of post production. 

Co-written by Stephen O Reynolds (USA) and Paul Russell (UK/Malaysia), this weird, dark crossover leans heavily on Monty Python and Kurt Vonnegut influences. It’s a dark trip with a twisted sense of humour, definitely not for the faint hearted. 

Kiwi comic Adrianna Aye adds a terrific nuanced performance as the bewildered Mindy, who has to think on her toes if she is to get her next reward.

Once finished, Beyond Staffing will go to selected film festivals for viewing, before becoming publicly available some time in 2020.



Adrianna Aye as Mindy
Maying Sobey as Janet
Paul Michael Connor as Tropy

Paul Russell, Producer, Director, Editor

David Yáñez Barroso, DOP
Rosli Basir, Assistant Camera
The Enigmatic Chloe, Production Assistant/Grip