Hayward Crawford

Hayward Crawford

Producer, Content Creator, Director and Screenwriter

Los Angeles, California

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March 2012
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About Hayward

Hayward Crawford is a Filmmaker, Financial Coach & Content Producer. After receiving his Bachelors degree in 2012 in Media Arts & Studies at Wayne State University, Hayward began his second career in the financial services industry, becoming licensed in the State of Michigan in Insurance & Financial Services while he continuing his freelance film work. He went on to receive a Directing & Production certification through the Motion Picture Institute of Michigan in 2014. The first short film Hayward directed "One out of Ten", is a dark comedy based loosely on his early experience in sales as a college freshmen. Hayward later found a niche within the film & finance crossroads, translating many business & financial lessons into the Producing & Business side of Film, building a following as "The Financial Filmmaker" on social media. His next projects saw Hayward stepping into a Producer's role with the rom com short "The Price of Being Wanda" [director Pierrot Joseph] and the civil war era period piece drama "Akoma" [director Alex Gasparetto] which went on to win Best Short Film at the 2016 Channel 4 Film Challenge Detroit Festival. In 2017, Hayward assisted in producing the short film Affliction [director Charles A. Kennedy Jr.] which went on to win the Emerging Filmmaker Award at the 12th Annual Trinity International Film Festival in 2018. Hayward recently transitioned to Los Angeles, California in March of 2019 where he currently works as a Mailroom Floater at Verve Talalent & Literary Agency while continuing to create his own independent content. Hayward also continues to managing his own boutique financial small business ‘Crawford & Associates’ (est. 2016) an independent agency of Primerica Financial Services, which currently serves the Greater Los Angeles and Metro Detroit Area which helps creatives earn more income, become properly protected, debt free and financially independent. Hayward's current producing projects in 2020 include "Alpine" & "Blipster Love" which he will be helming both as director and The Circle Webseries [director CJ Thompson] where he currently serves as Consulting Producer.


  • Emerging Filmmaker Award- Producer for "Affliction" - 12th Annual Trinity Int'l Film Festival

  • Best Short Film- Producer for "Akoma" - Channel 4 Film Challenge Detroit Festival

  • Official Selection- Producer- for "Sit on It Detroit" Documentary​- Film/Play Detroit Festival

  • Official Selection- Director/Producer for "One out of Ten" Short Film​ - Film/Play Detroit Festival

  • Official Selection- Producer- "The Big Lights" Music Video​- Rock Hard Film Fest

  • Official Selection- Director for "One out of Ten" - 9th Annual Trinity International Film Festival

  • Official Selection- Director/Producer for "One out of Ten"​ Short Film- MPI Student Film Festival

  • Official Selection- Producer for "Imaeatchu" Short Film- WSU Moving Media Festival

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