Mike Hayhurst is a producer and director for theatre and film. Recent film credits include Oma starring Lynn Cohen; The Pits; Lightening Bugs in a Jar (premiered at Cannes 2015); The Trip to Bountiful with Cicely Tyson; and A Day Late and a Dollar Short with Whoopi Goldberg for Lifetime. He spent four years as an Assistant/Associate at Ostar Enterprises (Rizzoli & Isles, TNT; Beauty and the Beast, CW; Company Town, CW; Nothing to Hide, directed by Neil Patrick Harris at Signature Theater; various Broadway projects).
New York theatre credits include: Some Dead Bodies; King of Bohemia (MITF, Winner: Outstanding Direction); Miró; Love Thy Neighbour. Mike was born and raised in the UK where his directing credits included: Titus; The Vikings and Darwin; Orvin- Champion of Champions; Zombie Prom; Ubu Roi; Burying Your Brother in the Pavement. For two years he was the Youth Theatre Director for Royal & Derngate Theatres where he programmed and ran weekly theatre programs for over 200 young people between the ages of 2-21. He was also Assistant Director to Rupert Goold on his productions of Hamlet; Faustus; and Paradise Lost; and an Associate Director for R.I.P.P. ‘08 (Norway); and Crackers? (Singapore and UK). He was also Plinther #733 in One & Other by Anthony Gormley (Trafalgar Square, London).
Evening Squire Productions was founded in 2015 and has produced Oma starring Lynn Cohen (The Hunger Games, Sex and the City), a short film inspired by the experience of a third generation holocaust survivor. They recently produced and shot The Pits, a short film about a lonely avocado, and are currently developing a number of theatre and film projects for 2017.