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 recently wrapped filming on a block of episodes on the new Netflix & channel 10 drama, Dive Club, being released later this year.  


Hayley directors features, TV drama and reality TV. 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, Big Brother UK, BAFTA award winning Love island UK and many more. She is currently directing the hit series SAS who dares wins.


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

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


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