One of the earliest New Zealand women to work in movies, the late Hilda Hayward collaborated with her husband Rudall on four silent feature films in the 1920s. Author Deborah Shepard argues that her coverage of the 1932 Auckland riots make her New Zealand’s first known camerawoman. Hilda Hayward passed away in 1970.

When I was quite a little girl I was intensely interested in pictures, and in a childish way used to imagine how they were made and think of all kinds of crazy things that I’d like to make. Hilda Hayward

Rewi's Last Stand

1940, Editor - Film

On the Friendly Road

1936, Editor - Film

Hamilton Talks

1934, Casting - Short Film

The Bush Cinderella

1928, Editor, Production Assistant - Film

Winifred of Wanganui

1928, Casting - Short Film

A Daughter of Dunedin

1928, Casting - Short Film

Hamilton's Hectic Husbands

1928, Casting - Short Film

Tilly of Te Aroha

1928, Casting - Short Film

A Takapuna Scandal

1927, Casting, Actor - Short Film

The Te Kooti Trail

1927, Editor - Film

Rewi's Last Stand (Silent Version)

1925, Editor - Film