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Sophie Hayward is a Melbourne filmmaker and honours graduate from the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) School of Film and Television (2012).

Her films have played in festivals worldwide, with her honours film THE ZOO selected for the MIFF Accelerator Program in 2013, FlickerfestWoW Film Festival, and screened on ABC’s The Screening Room and iView.

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.

She has continued her costume and production design experience with Screen Australia supported short films A Terrible BeautyLions & Tigers, and Tanglewood for which she was nominated for an Australian Production Design Guild award. 

In 2016 Sophie completed her latest short film 1000 Cigarettes, music video ‘Impact’ for Brisbane band The Creases, and this year her debut feature as costume designer, That’s Not Me directed by Gregory Erdstein was released in cinemas.

Sophie recently returned from London where she enjoyed some styling work in between travelling and developing her own film ideas. Now back home she continues to pursue her own projects in between her art and costume work with a refreshed and enthusiastic approach.

Please click here for my resume.

Please get in touch for collaborations!

s.c.hayward@gmail.com  -  +61 450 579 930