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Sophie Hayward is Melbourne filmmaker and designer. She studied at La Trobe University, The University of East Anglia, and the Victorian College of the Arts where she completed a Bachelor of Film and TV (Honours) in 2012.

Her graduate film The Zoo was part of the Melbourne International Film Festival Accelerator Program in 2013, played at Flickerfest, WoW Film Festival, and on ABC's The Screening Room and iView. Her 3rd year film Kaleidoscope won the Film Finances Australasia ‘Under the Radar’ award, and she was awarded the Margaret Lawrence Social Justice Scholarship in 2010 for her film John.

Since leaving the VCA Sophie has worked in art and costume on film and TV productions including NBC Universal’s Childhood’s End, ABC’s Tomorrow When the War Began and most recently as a set dresser on Leigh Wannell’s (Saw and Insidious franchises) new sci-fi STEM. She also works as an art director in commercials and has worked for such clients as Nissan, Australia Post, Kmart, Seek, Isuzu, the MSO, Origin Energy, Melbourne University and Fox Sports to name a few.

In 2015 she was appointed costume designer for the independent film That’s Not Me, and has continued her costume and production design experience with Screen Australia supported short films A Terrible Beauty, Lions & Tigers, and Tanglewood.

In 2016 she completed her latest short film 1000 Cigarettes, and a music video, Impact, for Brisbane-based band The Creases.

Sophie is currently writing a web series, an absurdist comedy called StarChip Enterprise, and developing her first longer form project with producers Anna Kojevnikov and Emma Duffy.

Please get in contact for potential collaborations! 

s.c.hayward@gmail.com  -  +44 7908 302 803 - +61 450 579 930