DAVID reviews

12 April 2017

You're hired.

by Andrew MacGregor

Short Films: “Get Staffed” - 2 mins 32s

What difference can one man make to the economy? Quite a big one, according to this fun short from Big Red Button, in which a bloke (played by Jack Barry) decides there’s a better way to spend his savings - go on a hiring spree.

Starting with Cruyff the valet, he outsources every aspect of his life: cooking, dressing, even exercise. Only in the end do we learn how far his recruitment drive goes.

Such unorthodox philanthropy produces some lovely gags, including a homespun Breaking Bad remake. In these uncertain times, it’s good to see some positive employment news… even it is confined to a one-bedroom flat.

Film Production: Biscuit Filmworks Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Big Red Button Ⓦ
Producer: Clara Bennet
Executive Producer: Orlando Wood
Cinematography: Pete Emery
Make-Up: Dorita Nissen
Editor: Nick Allix @ The Playroom
Post Production: Simon Bath
Colourist: James Bamford @ The Mill Ⓦ
Sound Designer: Neil Johnson @ Factory Ⓦ
Written By: Jack Barry
Thanks To: Orlando Wood / Hanna Bayatti
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