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Drew Hayes

Cinematographer, Filmmaker, Storyteller

For 10 years, I have cultivated a  passion for crafting documentaries and films that truly engage and excite audiences. This passion has driven me to create  over 50 short documentaries in 20 countries, as well as collaborate on numerous other projects.
My skill and expertise was crafted while I lived, traveled, and worked in West and Sub-Saharan Africa producing documentaries and branded content for NGO’s. These experiences taught me the importance of capturing moments as they unfold and crafting these scenes into an unfolding story. This continues to give me an edge in my continuing documentary work around the globe. I regularly travel and film for different NGO's as well as create branded content (read documentaries as advertisements) for commercial customers.
I am always looking for the next project will challenge and excite me to create content that will engage and impact an audience.  Please contact me to discuss how I can add my experience, creativity, and craftsmanship to your story. 


Every project is different and requires specific tools to get the job done. I work with each client to build the gear list that is needed to capture stunning footage and stay within budget. 


  • Canon C100

  • Canon EOS R

  • Canon 10-22 f.2.8

  • Canon 24-105 f4

  • Canon 70-200 f2.8

  • Sigma Art 35 f1.4

  • Simga Art 50 f1.4

  • Sigma Art 85 f1.4

  • Sigma Art 135 f1.4

  • Canon 17-55 f2.8

  • Variable ND filters

  • Small HD 502 monitor w/sidefinder

  • Small HD 702 touch monitor



  • DJI Mavic 2 


Camera Support

  • Manfroto Tripods/Heads

  • Ronin S



  • Rode Wireless GO 2 - 2 Channel Wireless System

  • Rode NTG 1 Shotgun

  • Zoom H4N

  • Rode Video Mic Pro

  • Boompoles, Wind Protection, Grip, etc.


Lighting Grip


  • Aperture 600 D

  • Wide range of other LED lights

  • Reflectors, Flags, etc

  • Stands, Grip, etc.

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