April Hayes

April Hayes is a New York-based documentary director, producer, cinematographer and editor. She recently directed a short documentary as part of Google’s #ShowUp campaign documenting the history of Pride movements around the country, and produced Lynching In America, a multimedia documentary project with the Equal Justice Initiative on the history of lynching and racial terror in America. As a film producer, she is currently working on a feature documentary about mass incarceration and the effects of mandatory minimum drug sentences, and also has two forthcoming projects - one is a feature documentary directed by five-time Academy Award-nominated director/writer David O. Russell about the publishing industry, and the other a feature documentary directed by Martin Scorsese, airing on HBO, about the music industry and cultural landscape of the 1970s. April’s other short documentary projects include "Respond & Rebuild," about Occupy’s post-Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in the Rockaways that was featured on Democracy Now! in 2013, and directed with Katia Maguire, "God is a Garden" (2015), about an order of environmentalist nuns. April also works as an archivist, most notably managing Bob Dylan’s media archive for seven years, and working as an in-house producer for his film and video projects. (1/19)

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Home Truth The Jessica Gonzales Story


A film by April Hayes and Katia Maguire, 2018, 72 min., Color
Filmed over the course of nine years, HOME TRUTH chronicles one family’s pursuit of justice, shedding light on how our society responds to domestic vi...

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