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John Hayes

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Filmography
  • Redemption (in post-production)
    2022 — TV Mini-Series 1 ×
  • Dublin Murders
    2019 — TV Series 4 × — 58 mins
  • Bancroft
    2017 — TV Series 4 × — 45 mins
  • Vera
    2017 — TV Series 1 × — 89 mins
  • Home Fires
    2016 — TV Series 3 × — 46 mins
  • Anywhere But Here
    2014 — Short Film — 21 mins
  • Doctor Who
    2013 — TV Series 1 × — 7 mins
  • The Girl
    2012 — Short Film — 17 mins
  • Venom
    2006 — Short Film — 10 mins
  • Two Fat Ladies
    2003 — Short Film — 12 mins
Awards
  • 2020 — Nominee
    Irish Film and Television Awards — Best Director - Drama. Dublin Murders
  • 2014 — Winner
    Brest European Short Film Festival — Press Award. Anywhere But Here
  • 2014 — Winner
    Cork International Film Festival — Grand Prix Irish. Anywhere But Here
  • 2014 — Nominee
    Les Arcs European Film Festival — Best Short Film Prize. Anywhere But Here
  • 2013 — Nominee
    Madrid International Film Festival, ES — Best Short Film. The Girl
  • 2013 — Nominee
    National Irish Science Fiction Film Awards (The Golden Blasters) — Best Picture. The Girl
  • 2003 — Winner
    Cork International Film Festival — Claire Lynch Award, Best First Short. Two Fat Ladies
  • 2004 — Nominee
    Irish Film and Television Awards — Best Short Film. Two Fat Ladies
  • 2006 — 3rd Prize
    London Film Festival — TCM Classic Shorts. Venom
  • 2006 — 2nd Prize
    Galway Film Fleadh — Tiernan McBride Award. Venom

John Hayes is a Film, TV and Commercials Director based in Dublin, Ireland. His most recent project was directing 4 episodes of the BBC/Starz psychological crime drama Dublin Murders. He also directed the entire first season of ITV’s hit drama Bancroft as well as episodes of the popular Series Vera and Home Fires, mini-episodes of Doctor Who, and has been the 2nd Unit Director on Game of Thrones, Strike Back, Vikings and Camelot.

He is also the award-winning director of the short films Two Fat Ladies, Venom, The Girl, and Anywhere But Here, and is currently developing projects with The Irish Film Board.

John is also a leading commercials director, and his work for major brands including Guinness, Heineken, Coca-Cola, Aviva and SEAT, has won numerous international awards.