Director. Filmmaker. Storyteller. 

Hayley MacFarlane is an award winning Australian director who grew up on the sunny East Coast. Her debut feature film, Swimming For Gold starring Peyton List, hit cinemas in 2020. The Universal film was also released across multiple streaming platforms internationally including Hulu and Amazon Prime. Hayley has recently been nominated for an Australian Directors Guild award for her work on the Netflix original series Dive Club. 

 

After moving to London in 2014 she made her mark, directing some of the UK’s and Australia’s hottest reality shows such as 2019 BAFTA award winning I’m a Celebrity.. Get Me Out of Here UK, BAFTA award winning Love island UK, Survival of the Fittest, SAS Australia and many more. 

 

Hayley currently has three feature films in development; Evergreen, Midnight Screening and Giselle. She is also developing a TV drama, Show Business, with writer and producer James Greville.

 

Hayley is a versatile director, with a strong focus on performance and a remarkable ability for gritty story telling that is visually beautiful.

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Festivals & Awards

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