Awards Season Continues for Beyond Staffing

Beyond Staffing continues to impress judges and audiences all over the world.  Only last week Paul picked up Best Director at the Thinking Hat Fiction challenge in India. 

During January we scored well in the very competitive Vegas Movie Awards, coming up against some excellent and very well funded competitors. Nonetheless, our humble little film picked up an Award of Prestige for Best Fantasy and an Honourable Mention for Best Indie Short.

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More Coming Soon

Paul attended a comedy night at Harith Iskandar’s Joke Factory last week and was pleased to meet once again the star of Cats!, Keren Bala Devan. Over a couple of beers the guys hatched a new plan and will be starting production on that very soon.  Watch this space.



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Beyond Staffing Dec 2019 Poster

  • Best Comedy Short Film
  • Best Lead Actress Short Film
  • Best Art Direction Short Film
    Paul Russell

Seven Awards at Five Continents

There was much jubilation at FTFHQ when Beyond Staffing swept in a total of seven awards at the Five Continents Film Festival in Venezuela this month. 

The short won three major awards (listed below left) including Best Comedy, and 4 Special Mention Awards for Cinematography, Direction. Editing and Best Supporting Actor. 

Lead Actress Adrianna Astle picked up the Best Actress Award, while the third was awarded for the dark and witty Art Direction featured in the film. 

This continues a cracking run which was only started in November and will continue through the next year.  So far the film has won ten awards and received one nomination (Best Actress, for Adrianna), We are naturally hoping that there will be a few more laurels to add to the poster.

Signed for WorldWide Distribution

Beyond Staffing was also taken up for worldwide distribution on digital and free-to-air channels. It can be licensed from Intellect Pictures, Canada, along with our other films, The Returning and Cats!@

Beyond Staffing is the latest in a series of award winning short films created by our principal director, Paul Russell. This bring his current run to  18 award wins for his last three shorts. 


Six Awards in One Weekend

What a wonderful surprise as Beyond Staffing scoops up Best Short Film and Best Director at the MP Film Festival in Belgium.

Six Successes!

It’s not very often that a run like this comes around, but this weekend was a perfect storm for all three of our latest shorts, each one picking up a Best Film in various categories in several prestigious international film festivals. 

Beyond Staffing, our latest, won Best Short Fim and Best Director at the MP Film Festival, Season 4 2019 in Belgium

Cats! won Best Short Comedy People’s Choice Awards at both the Austria International Film Festival and the World Film Fair in Los Angeles.

The Returning won Best Horror Film at both the Madrid Arts Film Festival and the World Film Fair in LA. 

None of this recognition would be possible without the help of the very important people who have been in front of and behind the camera in each of these projects, including:

Tunku Halim
Fairil Emran Desa
Leila Louise Fitton
Keren Bala Devan
Adrianna Astle
Rose Marie
David Yáñez Barroso
Shafina Sukiman
Rosli Basir
Chloe Yap
Amanda, Michael and Connor Russell