subtitle - director
rhys directing

A trained graphic artist & photographer, Rhys Hayward initially learnt his craft working on low-budget shorts, whilst employed as a runner & script reader for various London-based production companies (Scala Productions, Working Title Films).

A breakthrough occurred when short film “Behind a Smile” was short-listed for CH4’s Shooting Gallery series – it went on to receive further recognition from the likes of Bryan Forbes (director of the original Stepford Wives).

Child Book

His passion for moving image has since led to forays into the world of music video, with work broadcast on SKY TV's popular music channels Scuzz and Musicians Channel.

Rhys is currently in post-production on his first feature film, Heavy Duty, starring Giles Alderson (The Torment), Sebastian Street (The Last Seven), and Jay Simon (The Wedding Date).

Please visit www.firsthandfeatures.com for more information on current and forthcoming projects.



music video / documentary / film