Derek Hayes

Job title
Course Coordinator, BA(Hons) Animation & Visual Effects
Email
derek.hayes@falmouth.ac.uk
Telephone
01326 252709 Ext: 2709

Derek Hayes is an award-winning director, specialising in animation, with sidelines in live-action and design. His company, Animation City, was one of London’s most successful for fourteen years, making commercials for companies like Lego and Carlsberg, TV graphics, including the BAFTA winning titles for Jeeves and Wooster, and pop videos for the likes of Madonna, Rod Stewart and Elton John. He also directed more than ten short films including award winners like The Victor and Channel Four Christmas special Prince Cinders.

In 1993 Derek became a freelance director and has since directed two short films and two cinema features: The Miracle Maker (2000), was an award winning animated life of Christ and featured the voices of Ralph Fiennes, William Hurt, Julie Christie and Miranda Richardson. Otherworld(2003), with Ioan Gruffydd, Daniel Evans and Philip Madoc mixed animation and live-action to retell a series of ancient Celtic legends of love, magic and war. More recently he has worked with Aardman Animation developing a feature film project, as head of story on a series of children’s films and as a consultant and designer on various on-going projects. Derek joined Falmouth University in 2009 and is currently course coordinator for the BA(Hons) Animation & Visual Effects.  

Qualifications

YearQualificationAwarding body
1977
MA
National Film and TV School
1974
DipAD (BA)
Sheffield Hallam University

Honours and awards

YearDescription
2000

Epiphany Prize (USA) for 'The Miracle Maker' Best Children's Film, Bradford Animation Festival, "The Miracle Maker'

1998

Grand Prix, L'Enfant Lune, Geneva, 'Prince Cinders'

1995

Parents Choice, Parent’s Choice Foundation: ‘Prince Cinders’ Cinanima Esphino, Best in category: Cartoon D’Or nomination. ‘Prince Cinders’ TV Quick Award: ‘Prince Cinders’

1992

BAFTA for graphics: ‘Jeeves and Wooster’ title sequence Best Promotional Film, Ottawa Festival, Canada: Cardiff Animation Festival titles

1989

Best Fiction Film, Tampere, Finland: ‘Arcadia’

Teaching

Areas of teaching

animation practice
Direction
life drawing.
story
storyboarding

Courses taught

Animation & Visual Effects

Policy engagement within Cornwall

RJWorking, a community interest company involved in Restorative Justice projects. Have produced a series of films to promote Restorative Justice, and written one of them.

Cornwall Council, Children's Services. Produced a film using graduates to help children coming into Care.

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