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Human Resources

In this ghost story for the 99%, a young woman who lands a new job discovers that the skyscraper she works in is haunted by victims of the corporation's cutthroat pursuit of profit. Unable to ignore injustices embodied by the disembodied, she sets out to reveal the truth and stop her bosses before their seemingly benign business operations kill again.

  • Keil Orion Troisi
  • Keil Orion Troisi
  • Aaron Troisi
  • Keil Orion Troisi
  • Aaron Troisi
  • Sonia Williams
    Key Cast
  • Aaron Troisi
    Key Cast
  • James Goode
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    Horror, Thriller, Supernatural, Social-issue, Political
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 30, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • International Horror Hotel
    Hudson, OH
    June 6, 2015
    World Premiere
    Third Place - Thriller
  • Global Revolution Film Festival
    Long Island, NY
    August 29, 2015
    Best First Feature
  • San Antonio Horrific
    San Antonio, TX
    August 30, 2015
  • Dark Matters
    Albuquerque, NM
    September 12, 2015
    Southwest Premiere
  • Motor City Nightmares
    Detroit, MI
    September 13, 2015
  • Lake Erie Arts and Film Festival
    Sandusky, OH
    September 18, 2015
  • The Campus Theatre
    Lewisburg, PA
    October 12, 2015
    PA premiere - special showcase
  • Interference Archive
    Brooklyn, NY
    October 31, 2015
    New York Premiere
  • Halloweenapalooza
    October 31, 2015
  • Wayfarers
    Brooklyn, NY
    November 2, 2015
  • Moab International Film Festival
    Moab, Utah
    November 21, 2015
  • Macabre Faire
    Long Island
    January 17, 2016
  • Workers Unite Film Festival
    New York City
    May 10, 2016
    Honorable Mention, Feature Film
  • Something Wicked Film Festival
    United States
    August 14, 2016
    Best Special Effects, Best Female Actor
  • Hudson Valley International Film Festival
    United States
    August 27, 2016
Director Biography - Keil Orion Troisi

A filmmaker since childhood, Keil has been a core member of culture-jamming group The Yes Men for over a decade, and co-founded The Fixers, an international conspiracy to disrupt systems of power and fix kinks in the universe (or make them kinkier). He won a NYFA Fellowship in Screenwriting-Playwriting (2019). He directed the corporate-horror feature "Human Resources" (2015), award-winning short "Mono Generation" (2017), and produced and co-wrote "Peace Pipeline," a MAP Funded comedy documentary opposing Line 3 that won awards at Dallas VideoFest, North Dakota Human Rights, Wolf Tree, and Skoden film fests.

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Director Statement

At their heart, ghost stories are about retribution for wrongdoing, the desire for justice despite death. "Human Resources" gives these old-school ghost-story archetypes a modern twist with social-justice themes, offering a timely commentary on corporate exploitation and the willful ignorance of its perpetrators. What may seem like a benign keystroke or coldly clinical merger can have real human consequences beneath the layers of business-speak. What if those victims were made flesh and impossible to ignore? This film uses fantastical archetypes to dramatize real problems, and ultimately ask what can be done to fix them. We set out to make a conceptually and visually rich movie that is also purely entertaining -- and on a shoestring budget, we had the freedom to play with genre conventions in a fresh and unusual way. It's just the kind of intimate, edgy indie movie I love stumbling upon on a dark and stormy night.