Blair Hayes has been a director/cameraman of television commercials, TV, and movies for over 20 years. His commercial clients include Pepsi, Federal Express, McDonalds, Budweiser, Chevrolet, Mercedes, American Express, Gatorade, KFC, Maxwell House, Nintendo, Sony and Verizon. Awards include Clios, One Shows, Mobiuses, IBAs, and Addy’s. His spots have appeared on Super Bowls and The Olympics.
Blair’s movie career began with the cult classic comedy, BUBBLE BOY, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Zack Gallifianakis, Danny Trejo, Vern Troyer, Swoozie Kurtz and John Carroll Lynch, from there he did the pilot of the series, FEARLESS for Jerry Bruckheimer TV, and the Ben Afflect/Matt Damon produced ABC series, “Push, Nevada”. In 2016, he wrote and directed the drama, GREAT PLAINS, starring Tara Buck (TRUE BLOOD) and Beth Grant (NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, RAINMAN). He has directed six features since then including THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED, starring Country sensation Lauren Alaina, EVERY OTHER HOLIDAY starring Schuyler Fisk, Dee Wallace, and Glenn Moreshower, and most recently, the pilot of MYSTERY 101 for Hallmark Mysteries, now a series.
Blair is also a photographer whose work has appeared in magazines and on billboards. His work is currently showing at the Shaffer Gallery in Great Bend, Kansas.
The son of a career marine officer and Southern homemaker, Blair grew up moving from one base to another every couple years followed by living in Latin America and Thailand for a number of years. He graduated with a BFA in film and a minor in music from the University of Miami and did post-graduate work in screenwriting at USC. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, actress Boti Bliss, and their son Ashby Buck.