Hayward Crawford

Hayward Crawford

Producer, Content Creator, Director and Screenwriter

Los Angeles, California

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About Hayward

Hayward Crawford is a Film Director, Writer & Producer from Michigan. A graduate of Wayne State University with Bachelor's degree in Media Arts & Studies from and certification in directing & production from the Motion Picture Institute of Michigan. Hayward picked up a camera for the first time at age 19 in the form of a Sony PD-170 mini DV tape unit.

His other early ‘below the line’ production credits included ‘Destined’ starring Cory Hardrict & Jesse Metcalfe (director Qasim Basir) ‘Eloise’ starring Eliza Dushku & Robert Patrick & ‘Dial A Prayer’ starring William H. Macy & Brittany Snow. As a Producer, short film ‘Akoma’ (director Alex Gasparetto) won the local channel 4 film challenge Detroit award for best short film in 2016 and as Producer for short film ‘Affliction’ went on to win the 2019 Emerging Filmmaker Award at the Trinity International Film Festival.

Hayward’s directing credits include short films ‘One out of Ten’, ‘Alpine’ and upcoming ‘Project U’ as well as various documentaries, comedy sketches & music videos since 2007. Hayward moved to Los Angeles, California in 2019, getting his start at Verve Talent & Literary Agency.

Hayward co-produced his first feature length film ‘Affliction’ later that year and profile was featured in Voyage LA Magazine. In addition to his own regular filmmaking work, Hayward is currently a Development Assistant on the upcoming full length animated feature film ‘Mosquito’ (director Brian Vincent Rhodes) an adaption of the 2016 award winning USC short film which starred Nickelodeon’s All That’s Alisa Reyes. Recent short film he produced 'Love is Patient, Love is Kind' (director Kyle Sammy) was picked as an Official Selection in the 2021 Denton Black Film Festival.

Hayward continues to write, direct & produce his own independent content between Detroit and Los Angeles, which includes developing his next feature film ‘Blipster Love’ while coaching other filmmakers to discover their own superpowers & become the best storytellers they can be.

Credits

  • Blipster Love

    Blipster Love (2021 - 2022)
    Film by Self Writer & Director

  • Mosquito

    Mosquito (2020 - 2021)
    Film by Brian Vincent Rhodes Development Assistant

  • Project U

    Project U (2021)
    Film (short) by Self Writer & Director

  • Alpine

    Alpine (2019 - 2020)
    Film (short) by Self Writer & Director

  • Affliction

    Affliction (2019)
    by Charles A. Kennedy Jr Producer

  • One out of Ten

    One out of Ten (2014 - 2015)
    Film (short) by Self Writer & Director

Awards

  • Official Selection- Producer for "Love is Patient, Love is Kind" - 2021 Denton Black Film Festival
    (2021)

  • Emerging Filmmaker Award- Producer for "Affliction" - 12th Annual Trinity Int'l Film Festival
    (2018)

  • Best Short Film- Producer for "Akoma" - Channel 4 Film Challenge Detroit Festival
    (2016)

  • Official Selection- Producer- for "Sit on It Detroit" Documentary​- Film/Play Detroit Festival
    (2015)

  • Official Selection- Director/Producer for "One out of Ten" Short Film​ - Film/Play Detroit Festival
    (2015)

  • Official Selection- Producer- "The Big Lights" Music Video​- Rock Hard Film Fest
    (2015)

  • Official Selection- Director for "One out of Ten" - 9th Annual Trinity International Film Festival
    (2015)

  • Official Selection- Director/Producer for "One out of Ten"​ Short Film- MPI Student Film Festival
    (2014)

  • Official Selection- Producer for "Imaeatchu" Short Film- WSU Moving Media Festival
    (2012)

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