April Hayes

Pasadena, California, United States


April Hayes is a LA -based documentary filmmaker and creative director whose work runs the gamut from feature docs to short form episodic series to interactive multimedia documentaries.

As a producer, recent projects include the Emmy and Sundance award winning feature documentary THE SENTENCE (HBO, 2018); the multiple Critics Choice Award nominee ROLLING THUNDER: A BOB DYLAN STORY by Martin Scorsese (Netflix, 2019); and LYNCHING IN AMERICA, a multimedia project with the Equal Justice Initiative.

April's work with brands includes a stint at Google's in-house creative agency, where she helped lead innovation in nonfiction storytelling, including co-running Google's first branded documentary series "Search On.”

Her commercial and brand work has been honored by the Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show, Art Directors Club, Webby, Vimeo Staff Pick, Short of the Week, Camerimage, and Clios.