OUR FILMS

We're really proud of what we've been able to achieve in just a few short years and we'll never stop making new and fun content. You can watch all of our short films and web series right here (let's call it HGTV).
We release weekly series and monthly short films on our YouTube channel and we'd love it if you could subscribe:

The HIRED GOONS
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OUR FILMS

People try to tell us that filmmaking is hard. We actually find it harder to NOT make films.

We specialise in comedy because it's so much fun, but mostly because we love to make people happy. Somehow, we keep creating films that clash the fantastic with the mundane - with hilarious results.

Our scope keeps growing, along with our crew. Every film is better than the last and we can't wait to show you what we're working on right now!
Video content

PLEASE DO NOT
FEED THE DUCKS

Guy wants nothing more than to feed the ducks but an official sign forbids it. He’s approached by a charismatic duck who really wants that bread.

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY:

TIM GOODWIN & PEARCE HOSKINSON

STARRING:
GABRIEL STOLTZ & DONNIE BAXTER

KEY CREW:
DAVID APONAS (CINEMATOGRAPHER), OWEN SMITH (1st AC), TOM FAIRCHILD  (1ST AC), SONJA HOWARD (COSTUME DESIGN), GABBY ZUSSINO (SOUND), DANIEL LARSEN (MUSIC)

AWARDS:
BEST SCREENPLAY (FRESHFLIX), PEOPLES' CHOICE (SIPFEST), AUDIENCE CHOICE (SHORT 'N' SWEET)

THE WITCH's MESS

A witch in her cabin is visited by a health inspector. It doesn't go well...

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY:

TIM GOODWIN & PEARCE HOSKINSON

STARRING:
CLAIRE COE, LAURa MCARDLe,
GRAIG GRIFFIN, ANDREW LOWE

KEY CREW:
DAVID APONAS (CINEMATOGRAPHER), ANNIE HARTLEY (PRODUCTION DESIGNER), SONJA HOWARD (SFX MAKE UP & COSTUME DESIGN), DAMON SHERIDAN (SOUND),
ADRIAN DIERY (MUSIC), TOM FAIRCHILD  (1ST AD),
OWEN SMITH (GAFFER), KINE GALTEN (1st AC),
RACHAEL LEIGH (PRODUCTION MANAGER)

LENGTH:
13 MINS

PLAYTIME

A group of kids play in a playground and we get to hear their wild imaginations at work.

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY:

TIM GOODWIN & PEARCE HOSKINSON

STARRING:
A BUNCH OF KIDS

KEY CREW:
DAVID APONAS (CINEMATOGRAPHER), OWEN SMITH (1st AC), TOM FAIRCHILD  (1ST AC), Tane Matheson & Jeff Moulton (SOUND AND MUSIC DESIGNER)

FUN FACT:
PLAYTIME was MADE FOR THE MY RODE REEL COMPETITION, AND HAD TO BE UNDER  3 MINUTES LONG.

let's make something refreshing

Hired Goons cola is the refreshing taste of summer.

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY:

TIM GOODWIN & PEARCE HOSKINSON

STARRING:
A BUNCH OF OUR FRIENDS

UNDYING LOVE

A MAN TRIES TO FEED A DUCK AND IT GOES TERRIBLY, TERRIBLY WRONG FOR HIM. DON'T BREAK THE LAW OR IT'LL HAPPEN TO YOU.

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY:

TIM GOODWIN & PEARCE HOSKINSON

STARRING:
GABRIEL STOLTZ & DONNIE BAXTER

KEY CREW:
DAVID APONAS (CINEMATOGRAPHER), OWEN SMITH (1st AC), TOM FAIRCHILD  (1ST AC), SONJA HOWARD (COSTUME DESIGN), GABBY ZUSSINO (SOUND), DANIEL LARSEN (MUSIC)

AWARDS:
BEST SCREENPLAY (FRESHFLIX), PEOPLES' CHOICE (SIPFEST), AUDIENCE CHOICE (SHORT 'N' SWEET)
FESTIVALS
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