Stephen Hayes grew up in Peterborough, Ontario. In 1985 he enrolled at The University of Waterloo, and graduated with a BFA in Film Studies. Since the early 90's he has worked in Television and Film Production. His screen credits include:
Saw 5, The Love Guru, La Femme Nikita, Honey, Cinderella Man, and Killshot.
In 2005 Amarcord Productions was formed to realize the dream of writing and producing independent feature films from the working class city of Hamilton. Production recently wrapped of his first independent feature: LUCKY 7. The screenplay was nominated for best original screenplay at the 2007 Queens International Film Festival in NYC. The film finished post-production in late 2011 and premiered at the Hamilton Film Festival 2011, where it won the Audience Choice Award. LUCKY 7 went on to screen this past June at the 2012 Shanghai International Film Festival.
Since 1997 he has produced and hosted a weekly radio show called Soundtrack, that features film scores, interviews, and information on the independent film scene. Stephen is currently developing a sequel script: "Fallen Angels".