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Biography

Shay Hayden grew up in Massachusetts and graduated from Stanford University in 2019. Shay's been behind the camera since his teens and recently wrote and directed the award-winning horror/comedy web series Phantom Family and dramatic short Hook and Chain. Since moving to LA, he's written for the Hallmark Channel's Crossword Mysteries film series, a currently untitled, unscripted African Serengeti survival show, and the feature screenplay adaptation of Steven Pressfield’s best-selling novel Last of The Amazons while also working on his own spec scripts.

VINDICTIVE

Shay Hayden
Horror

In a small town split by a polarizing mayoral race, an aging horror writer can't tell if his quaint suburb is being haunted by a demon or if the tension is finally making him go insane.

HURRICANE MAGGIE

Shay Hayden
Drama Mystery & Suspense

The greatest con-artist God ever made is a drug addict. Maggie, a twenty-four-year-old boat-yard worker, opiate addict, and small-time dealer, has her world rocked when her estranged eight-year-old daughter is temporarily thrust back into her custody over the holidays after the baby-daddy dies. Suddenly out of work and with an extra mouth to feed, Maggie must outmaneuver social workers, cops, and drug dealers just to survive the next few days as her relationship deepens with her daughter and her ongoing relapse threatens to destroy both their lives.

THE BOY WITH THE GUN

Shay Hayden
Western Drama

The Boy with The Gun is a limited series of eight one-hour episodes with potential for further seasons. Set in New Mexico territory during the outbreak of the American Civil War, it follows the events set in motion by the arrival of a mysterious teenage gunslinger and studies many of the Western’s neglected characters – a family of Chinese railroad workers, a retired outlaw’s daughter, and a displaced Cherokee bounty hunter – while re-examining the values of its classic archetypes – most notably the violent, outcast hero.

SUNFLOWER

Shay Hayden
Action & Adventure Horror

After escaping lifelong imprisonment by a Christian cult that believes she’s evil incarnate, a teenage girl enlists the help of a burn-out high school hero and his punk sister to prove the truth of her identity before her maniacal captors can track her down and kill her.