Hayden J Weal has directed and starred in two features. In time-twisting romance Chronesthesia (2016), he plays a barista dealing with strange messages and odd coincidences. He followed it with Dead (2020), in which he plays a murdered cop out to solve his own death. Weal co-wrote the zombie comedy with comedian Tom Sainsbury, and later recut it into a web series. Weal also starred in vineyard rom com Hang Time, as a man dumped just days before his wedding. He was Martin Freeman's body double in the Hobbit movies. Back at school in small-town Te Awamutu, Weal told his guidance counsellor he wanted to work in film.
When it comes to writing something or making something, I want to watch something that sets me on fire. Hayden J Weal, in a September 2021 interview
2020, Director, Writer, Producer, As: Jason Tagg - Film
2019, Editor, As: Harry McAlister - Film
2016, Director, Writer, Editor, Executive Producer, As: Daniel Duncombe - Film
2014, As: Tom Crooze - Television
2009 - ongoing, Subject - Television