William Hayashi is primarily an author. His first literary offering Discovery, Volume 1 of the Darkside Trilogy tells the story of what happens in the United States of America when it is discovered that a colony of technologically advanced African Americans have been secretly living on the back side of the moon since before Neil Armstrong set foot on the surface.
Hayashi's screen writing began when he was called upon to write his first script under the gun of the Chicago leg of the International 48 Hour Film Project in 2009, garnering him an unexpected win for overall Best Script. Later that month, Structure and Romax Productions came together to adapt Hayashi's short story, Your 2 O'Clock Is Here to the screen.
Currently, Hayashi is in pre-production for a film scheduled to begin in Chicago in late summer of 2016. He also hosts the weekly online Genesis Science Fiction Radio Show, Friday evenings 9PM ET at
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Film (short) (Drama and Family) Producer An unemployed young man struggles with personality issues.
The Last Hug
Film (short) (Drama and Family) Miscellaneous Crew THE LAST HUG is a story about Mini, a young girl who has everything that people of that age could dream of: a big house, car, a secure future... but what she didn't have was a father, and she knew just how poor she was. There are no pictures in the house, no one ever talks about him, her mother always keeps lying, who else is she supposed to turn to? She gives up on her mother and decides to leave. But then a total stranger walks into her life and within moments changes her hatred towards her mother into love. Written by Raza Siddiqui
Film by John Klein (Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew One fine day, Tristan Rochester meets Trisha Reynolds at a coffee shop, and the chemistry is instantaneous. Suave, charming, and all too interested in every facet of Trisha's life, Tristan is smitten to the core, and his first date with people-pleaser Trisha sees sparks fly. As their relationship slowly progresses, however, Tristan comes under fire from Matt, Trisha's jealous ex-husband and the father of Trisha's young son Landon, to whom Tristan also takes a liking. Despite the best efforts of everyone around him - from his testosterone-infused work buddy Jeff to his worried sister Maggie - Tristan remains loyal to his love, even as Trisha seemingly sways emotionally and physically towards Matt. When the time comes and Tristan makes up his mind to propose to a finally free Trisha, everything finally seems right with the world. But when Landon returns home from a visit to his dad's place, and finds Tristan alone in his house and his mother nowhere to be found, a fateful moment turns ... Written by Anonymous
48 Hour Film Project - Chicago
Your 2 O'Clock Is Here
Film (short) (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew, Writer, Producer, Director, Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, Editor, Editorial department A man wanting to put on the greatest show on earth walks into the worlds most successful agent/promoter. The two sit and chat about what it takes to build up enough buzz to pull off such a feat. When the promoter examines the man's credentials in order to build a marketing profile of the man and his accomplishments he discovers little to use. When the kinds of associations that one needs to build a marketing on and examined in relationship to this unassuming man, the man decides that fame for the sake of fame is a perpetuation of the culture imperatives that brought world culture to its present circumstance. Written by Hayashi, William
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Women & Menu
Film (short) (Comedy and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew Willie and Jade are dining in their favorite restaurant. Willie soon discovers the object of his affection, Daisy, is his waitress. Unable to focus or maintain control because he is so lovestruck, Jade mentors him in the best way to meet the woman he so desires. We see supporting characters at the bar as normal and then as they really are. In the end, boy impresses girl. Written by Pietro D'Alessio
Best Script (Fallout) - 48 Hour Film Project - Chicago