Bio & Contact


Ari Hayes is a video producer based in Boston & Los Angeles. After graduating from Emerson College, Ari has consistently produced and directed short, online video content, often with a lean towards education, promotion, and social justice. On the side he has shot several no-budget narrative and experimental shorts and regularly produces a series of corporate videos.

Ari is relocating back to Los Angeles in Fall 2019.



Freelance Production Credits

Director of Photography

All the Marbles (post-production)
2018 · Short, partially animated fantasy film
Director: Melissa McClung

Producer · Editor

2018-2019 · A series of corporate talking-head videos

Producer · Editor

A Century of Collaboration
2016 · A docu-history made using archival film and stills
Client: Five College Consortium

Co-Director · Editor

“Lullaby to Part Ways”
2016 · Music video
Client: Kush Mody

Producer · Director | Editor

Amherst Elementary Building Project
2016 · Documentary about crumbling elementary schools
Client: Amherst Regional Public School District

Cinematographer · Assistant Director

Gale & the Fish
2016 · Short, no-budget sci-fi film
Director: Melissa McClung

Set Dresser · Art Department Assistant

Like Lambs
2013 · 35mm feature film
Producers: Prospekt

Producer · Editor · Animator

“Invisible Chains”
2016 · Book trailer videos to promote “Invisible Chains”
Client: Lisa Aronson Fontes

Assistant Director

The Answer
2013 · Micro-budget feature film
Producers: Happy Wasteland Studios