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Hayden J Weal: on making movies, and the magic of Marty McFly

ScreenTalk Interviews – 2021

Director/writer/producer/editor/actor Hayden J Weal has worked on everything from Netflix projects to local commercials, in an eclectic mix of roles. For all his talents, perhaps Weal is best known for his ability to spearhead successful films without using traditional funding avenues. In this ScreenTalk interview, Hayden discusses the process of making low-budget projects, like web series About Last Night (2015) and movies Chronesthesia (2016) and Dead (2020). Talking points also include his rejection of 'hustle culture', the power of collaboration, and Back to the Future hero Marty McFly.

This video was first uploaded on 30 September 2021, and is available under this Creative Commons licence. This licence is limited to use of ScreenTalk interview footage only and does not apply to any video content and photographs from films, television, music videos, web series and commercials used in the interview.

Interview by Rosie Howells, Camera by Chris Terpstra, Directed and Edited by Morgan Hopkins

When it comes to writing something or making something, I want to watch something that sets me on fire.
– Hayden J Weal