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John Hayes is Dublin based and is one of Ireland’s leading commercials directors. His work has a renowned ability to combine strong performances, beautiful photography and seamless post-production. He has won numerous industry awards and has worked across the globe for brands including Guinness, Heineken, Carlsberg, Coca-Cola, McDonalds and SEAT.

Outside of commercials John has directed Doctor Who for the BBC and the popular drama’s Home Fires (starring Samantha Bond and Francesca Annis) and Vera (starring 2 time Academy Award nominee Brenda Blethyn) for ITV. He has also received extensive recognition for his 2nd Unit work on Game of Thrones, Strike Back, Vikings and Camelot. 

Along side his commercials work John is the award-winning director of the short films Two Fat Ladies, Venom, The Girl, and Anywhere But Here, which have shown at film festivals around the world and is currently developing his feature film debut with The Irish Film Board.