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 movies include the cult classic comedy, BUBBLE BOY, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Zack Gallifianakis, Danny Trejo, Vern Troyer, Swoozie Kurtz and John Carroll Lynch, the pilot, FEARLESS for Jerry Bruckheimer TV, and the Ben Affleck/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). Since then he has directed three features including THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED, starring Country sensation Lauren Alaina, and the soon to be released EVERY OTHER HOLIDAY starring Schuyler Fisk, Dee Wallace, and Glenn Moreshower.
The son of a career marine officer and Southern homemaker, Blair grew up moving from one base to another every couple years followed by stints living in South America and Thailand. 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.