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Casey Hayward, MFA

chayward@bentley.edu W:781.891.2862 C:740.590.9804 Department of English and Media Studies Adamian Academic Center G087 175 Forrest St. Waltham, MA 02452 USA

Education Master of Fine Arts in Film and Television, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2005 Thesis Film: Half-Life in Heavy Water Advisor: Chris Auer Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication, Principia College, 2000

Teaching Experience Associate Professor of Documentary Filmmaking, Department of English and Media Studies, Bentley University, 2012-present. Courses taught: -Introduction to Video Production -Documentary Production -Digital Photography One-on-one Tutorials taught: -Service Learning, Video in the K-12 classroom Associate Professor of Video Production, School of Media Arts and Studies (formerly Telecommunications), Ohio University, 2005-2012. Courses taught: -Introduction to Single Camera Video Production -Advanced Single Camera Video Production -Lighting for Video -Documentary and Non-fiction Storytelling -The Art of Editing One-on-one Tutorials taught: -Advanced Editing -Experimental Video -Web Series -Visual Effects -Documentary Postproduction -Cinematography -Professional Development

-Video Blog Production -Writing the Experimental Short Independent Study Courses taught: - Music Video Production -Personal Documentary Production - Short promotional video creation - PBS television production - Short Film Production - Cinematography - Basic Analog Animation Principles Teaching Assistant, Directing the Documentary, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2004

International Teaching Experience Video production and small group collaboration course, Lebanese International University, Beirut, Lebanon, 2010. Documentary preproduction and ethics course, Lebanese International University, Beirut, Lebanon, 2010. Undergraduate documentary production course, Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Kiev, Ukraine, 2006 Documentary production workshop for Ukrainian journalists, Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Kiev, Ukraine, 2006

Areas of Specialization Documentary Filmmaking Digital Photography Digital Video Production (studio and field) 16mm and 35mm Film Production Postproduction Cinematography Areas of Competence Scriptwriting Sound Design and Audio Production

Current Projects

Vague Space (Photo-Sculptural Documentary, ongoing) Mixed media installation–still photography transferred onto found objects, paired with interview audio recordings–that explores the opioid crisis in Massachusetts. The goal of the finished project is to focus attention on cycles of addiction and the unseen people and places of our local communities.


Seeing RED 2, (Video Documentary, in production)

Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative seeks to reduce the number of youth locked up around the nation. Their latest focus is families who experience racial and ethnic disparities in the juvenile justice system. This film will share stories from families who have faced that disparity head-on.


Life in the Vague (Video Essay, 2022)

An examination of human displacement comprised of still images, fleeting video, and voiceover observations from the visual ethnographer in the field. The video weaves together encounters with people addicted to opioids and those with migrants on the coast of France. Both groups seek refuge and escape. Some find it in temporary fentanyl reverie, others in dreams of snatching a ride on a canvas-sided truck under the Channel to the UK–a better life. The similarities of these experiences are brought into stark relief through haunting images and observations of souls in transit.


Filmography/Documentary Projects

Twilight/Refuge (2019, Photo Documentary) The project weaves together the harrowing stories of residents in a UNHCR refugee camp, migrants attempting illegal crossings from France to the UK and several newly arrived Syrian refugee families and their integration into the Massachusetts communities in which they live. This dreadful tapestry will reveal the difficulty faced by migrants and shambles of a response (or lack thereof) to a global crisis.

Sustainable Careers (2018, educational video) This video is about the importance of sustainability awareness in the context of business education at Bentley University. In this project, I am collaborating with the Office of Sustainability to tell the stories of how and why professionals and companies use sustainable business practices in their careers and operations. The aim of the film is to convey to Bentley students the importance of the triple bottom line–people, profits and planet–that increasingly plays a key role in the decisions and operations of their future employers. Flight (2017, documentary short) The film chronicles the harrowing stories of two newly arrived Syrian refugee families and their integration into the Massachusetts communities in which they live. While both families wish to return to Syria one day they are doing their best to fit and and become productive members of our society.

Seeing RED, JDAI Video (2016, documentary) Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative seeks to reduce the number of youth locked up around the nation. Their latest focus is to address the racial and ethnic disparities present in the juvenile justice system. This film will address the root causes of the problem and provide examples of systemic changes that can reduce the disparity minorities face within the system. Peek-A-Boo (2015, Narrative Short, Editor) A dark fairytale about a frazzled stay-at-home Dad, his frolicsome daughter, and the game he refuses to play. Control YourSelf (2014, documentary) This Documentary uses crowd-sourced video content to examine the connected lives we lead in the adolescence of the information age. Focusing on the niche community of ordinary individuals who post performances of popular songs on YouTube, the film ruminates on expectations of privacy, notoriety and community in the digital age. Vision: The PORTSfuture Project (2011, documentary) in distribution A Community outreach documentary intended to raise community awareness about the former Department of Energy uranium enrichment site in Piketon, OH. The film and integrated website will encourage local residents to become involved in the debate and decision-making process for the future of the facility once it has been cleaned up and vacated. By weaving together video, still photos and social networking features the site will become a gathering place for community discussion of an issue which concerns several southeast Ohio counties. Imago (2010, experimental short) The accuracy of memory, the distance between memories and the present and the fragility of existence are examined through this short reflexive montage. The film collides text, visuals, sounds and spoken words to confound the artists’ own nostalgia and youthful sense of immortality. The Art of the Possible (2009, documentary) distributed by NETA This feature length documentary film–sponsored by the American Cancer Society and endorsed by the Livestrong Foundation–looks beyond the biomedical model of treatment for children with cancer. It examines the use of narrative practices to involve both patients and their families in treatment in ways that improve patients overall quality of life. The film focuses on the work of Dr. Peter Anderson and several of his patients who are not only depicted in the film, but had a great deal of input into what made it into the final cut by filming much of the footage themselves. The filmmakers worked in partnership with M. D. Anderson Medical Center, University of Texas in Houston, as well as the American Cancer Society and The Ohio University Scripps College of Communication. The Last Dance (2008, documentary) distributed by Too Much Media This Emmy award winning documentary chronicles the life and work of world-renowned sculptor David Hostetler. Told through the creation of Hostetler's latest sculpture–hewn from a tree Hostetler planted himself nearly 50 years ago–the work becomes a metaphor for a life well-lived and the nature of the creative process. At 80 years old, David looks back over the course of his life and his artistic accomplishments with his trademark wit and quirkiness. Plan F (2006, documentary) distributed by Icarus Films Ed Marko is an average auto mechanic in every way but one; he’s never seen any of the cars he works on. Childhood disease left Ed without his sight but not his spirit. After a career of social work, he discovered a new passion for fixing cars. Through creative camera techniques and a cinema verité approach, Plan F shines a spotlight on Ed Marko and the saliencies of being sightless in sighted world. Half-life in Heavy Water (2005, documentary) In 1958, the U.S. Air Force lost a live nuclear bomb off the coast of Georgia that has never been recovered. The bomb’s presence lingers in the minds of many local residents, whose attitudes toward the missing bomb vary widely. Theories about the location of the bomb, the threat it poses, and how it should be disposed of abound, with an attendant proliferation of media coverage, local myth, and screenplays. The story details a nearly-forgotten character of the Cold War whose relevance is revived by the War on Terror and highlights diverging impulses in understanding and reckoning with the dangers in our own backyards. Chosen for 6th Annual Public Television Mentorship Sessions, sponsored by the Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers to establish personal relationships between independent producers and members of PBS’ Senior Programming staff; to gain insight on a specific project and get concrete suggestions for the final cut based on public television requirements and discover PBS' inclinations toward content. Looking Down (2003, experimental short) In a time when military intelligence technology can pinpoint a man tying his shoelaces from miles above the Earth, the question is no longer "What can we see?" but "what do we know?" Looking Down highlights the disparity between information and understanding in the age of technology and what it means for US-world relations by interrogating the current situation in Iraq. 2nd place, animation/experimental, First Look Student Film Festival, 2004 South Africa Awakening (2000, documentary) Shot on location in South Africa, this film chronicles the social and political changes involved in the country's transition from apartheid to multiracial democracy. 1st place, best television feature broadcast, College Media Advisers, 2001

Publications Hayward C. (2017). Participate YourSelf: A Mid-Process Case Reflection on Collaborative Authorship, Liminalities online journal, Issue 13.3 (2017), ISSN: 1557-2935. http://liminalities.net/13-3/participate.pdf. Michael LeVan, editor-in-chief/founding editor Harter, L. M., & Hayward C. (2010). Repositioning Subjects as Partners Through Video Diaries in J. Hamel-Lambert & J. Millesen (Eds.), Participatory Partnerships for Social Action and Research (pp. 185-198). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishers. Cole, C. E., Quinlan, M. M., & Hayward. C. (2009). Aesthetic Projects Engaging Inequities: Documentary Film for Social Change in L. M. Harter, M. Dutta, & C. E. Cole (Eds.), Communicating for Social Impact (pp. 79-90). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press. Quinlan, M. M., Smith, J. W., & Hayward, C. (2008). This Car Seems to Be Alive— Perspectives on the Documentary, Plan F. Braille Monitor, 51(4), available online at: http://www.nfb.org/images/nfb/Publications/bm/bm08/bm0804/bm080404.htm. *Reprinted in (2009) Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 9, pp. 59-61.


Conference Presentations “Creative Shifts: Impacts of Evolution in Academic Creative and Research Agendas,” panel discussion, University Film and Video Conference, August 2, 2019. “The Social Currency of Refugee Narratives” paper presentation, Refugees, Borders and Membership Conference, Malmö University, Sweden October 25, 2018.

“Speaking Together: Experiences in Participatory and Community-Based Media Making,” panel discussion, University Film and Video Association Conference, July 25, 2018. “What They Carried: Refugee Narratives as Social Currency” paper presentation, Story Telling for Refuge/Storytelling as Refuge Symposium, April 6, 2018. “No Refuge for the Refugee” paper presentation, Citizenship and Surveillance Conference, November 8, 2017. "Six Shooter: A Case Study in Documentary Restraint" paper presentation, University Film and Video Association Conference, August 2, 2016. “Seeing Red: Addressing Systematic and Implicit Bias within the Massachusetts Juvenile Justice System” presentation. Share Your Voice: Conversations on Race & Inequality, Bentley University, February 5, 2015. “Multi-Track Narrative: A Documentary Case Study in Reflexivity” paper presentation, University Film and Video Association Conference, August 8, 2014. “Story Selling: Grant Funded Documentary Production” paper presentation, University Film and Video Association Conference, August 3, 2013. “Graduate Students: How to Position Yourself for the Academic Job Market” moderator, University Film and Video Association Conference, August 6, 2011. “Grassroots Gatekeepers: Independent Approaches to Distribution,” panel presentation, University Film and Video Association Conference, August 12, 2010. “Spotlight On Media and Engagement: A Socio-Political Film Festival,” screening and panel discussion, Central States Communication Association Saturday, April 17, 2010 “Handing Over the Means of Production: The Ethics and Practice of Participant-Created Content in Documentary Filmmaking,” paper presentation, University Film and Video Association Conference, August 6, 2009. “Plan F: Performing Unconventional Understandings of Disability,” panel discussion, National Communication Association conference, November 23, 2008. “Documenting and Disrupting (Dis)ability Through Film: Communicating for Social Impact,” panel discussion, International Communication Association conference, May 24, 2008.

Film Awards and Academic Honors Accolade Film Awards, Award of Merit, Control YourSelf, 2014

Emmy Award, Ohio Valley Region, The Last Dance, 2011 Broadcast Educators Association Film Festival, Award of Excellence, The Art of the Possible, 2010 University Film and Video Association, Juried Competition Honorable Mention Award, The Art of the Possible, 2010

Chris Awards Bronze Plaque, Columbus Film and Video Festival, The Art of the Possible, 2010 Broadcast Educators Association Film Festival, Best of the Festival King Foundation Award, The Last Dance, 2009 Accolade Film Awards Award of Excellence, The Last Dance, 2009 Appalachian Film Festival Best Documentary, The Last Dance, 2009 Worldfest Houston Silver Remy award, Plan F, 2009 Telly Award for Cinematography, The Last Dance, 2009 Chris Awards Bronze Plaque for Documenting the Arts, Columbus Film and Video Festival, The Last Dance, 2008 Chris Awards Honorable Mention for Biographical Work, Columbus Film and Video Festival, The Last Dance, 2008 Jury Award for Best Cinematography, Oxford International Film Festival, Plan F, 2007 Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, Film and Television Department, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2005 2nd place, animation/experimental category, First Look Student Film Festival, Looking Down, 2004 1st place, best television feature broadcast, College Media Advisers, South Africa Awakening, 2001 Excellence in Video Award, Department of Mass Communication, Principia College, 2000

Funding & Scholarships Dean’s Fund for International Travel grant for paper presentation, November 2017 Dean’s Fund for International Travel grant for paper presentation, October 2017 $2,500 Bentley University Faculty Affairs Committee competitive grant awarded for Sustainable Careers Office of Sustainability Video. Bentley University summer research grant 2013-19. $9,500 Massachusetts Department of Youth Services documentary production grant. $2,500 Bentley University Faculty Affairs Committee competitive grant awarded for production of Seeing Red. $135,000 Department of Energy grant allocation for the production of Vision: The PORTSfuture Project. $8,000 Ohio University Research Committee competitive grant awarded for production of The Art of the Possible $500 Ohio University Research Committee discretionary fund awarded for travel to produce untitled Iraq documentary

$1,000 in travel funding from Ohio University International Council Travel Fund and Scripps College of Communication additional to attend Emotion Film Festival in Athens, Greece Graduate Fellow in Film and Television, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2003-2005 Film and Fiction Scholarship Winner, Institute for Humane Studies, 2004

Juried Screenings Flight 2018 University Film and Video Association Seeing Red 2017 University Film and Video Association Peek-A-Boo 2015 15th Annual Shriekfest Film Festival Control Yourself 2015 University Film and Video Association Control Yourself 2014 Offshoot Film Festival Vision: The PORTSfuture Project 2013 Athens Film & Video Festival The Art of the Possible 2010 Broadcast Education Association Film Festival 2010 University Film and Video Association Last Dance 2010 PBS broadcast (NETA member stations) 2010 Broadcast WOUB TV 2009 Levante International Film Festival, Bari, Apulia, Italy 2009 Napa Sonoma Wine Country Film Festival 2009 DocuWest Film Festival 2009 Athens International Film and Video Festival 2009 Southern Appalachian International Film Festival 2009 Broadcast Educators Association Film Festival 2009 Appalachian Film Festival 2009 Oxford International Film Festival 2008 Columbus International Film Festival Plan F 2009 Picture This Film Festival 2009 Worldfest Houston 2008 Emotion Pictures Film Festival, Athens Greece 2007 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2007 Southern Winds Film Festival
 2007 River's Edge Film Festival
 2007 Athens Film and Video Festival

2007 Indianapolis International Film Festival
 2007 Oxford International Film Festival Looking Down 2004 Global Peace Film Festival 2004 United Nations Association Film Festival 2004 Oxford Film Festival 2004 Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival 2004 First Look Student Film Festival

Invited Screenings Flight Story Telling for Refuge/Storytelling as Refuge Symposium, April 6, 2018. Seeing Red 2016 Premiere, JDAI Massachusetts Annual Conference Vision: The PORTSfuture Project 2013 DC Environment Film Festival The Art of the Possible 2010 John M. Eisenberg Center for Clinical Decisions and Communication Science, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 2010 Health Literacy Conference, Ironton, Ohio 2010 Cone Center, Charlotte, North Carolina 2010 Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio 2010 International Seminar Series, Universidade Federal Do Rio Grande Do Sol, Porto Alegre, Brazil 2010 Central States Communication Association Annual Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio 2010 Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska 2010 University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio 2010 Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, Kentucky 2010 Akron Children’s Hospital in Akron, Ohio 2009 University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 2009 Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 2009 Medina Performing Arts Center, Medina, OH Last Dance 2009 University Film and Video Association 2008 Nantucket Island Plan F 2013 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, tenth anniversary "Best of 10" retrospective 2009 University Film and Video Association 2007 International Communications Association 2007 Chop Chop Gallery, Columbus, OH

Looking Down 2004 Mini Fringe Film Fest, Savannah, GA 2004 Marche du Film, Cannes Film Festival, Cannes, France 2004 Student Film Night, Savannah, GA Distribution Vision: The PORTSfuture Project DVD Distribution through The Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, Ohio University. The Art of the Possible Distributed to PBS member stations by NETA in October 2011 DVD distribution through Amazon. The Last Dance Distributed to PBS member stations by NETA in November 2010 DVD distribution through Too Much Media LLC. Plan F International educational and institutional distribution through Icarus Films (formerly Fanlight Productions). Looking Down Distribution on 11th season of “video i: i for Independent,” KTEH, San Jose Public and Turner South Network. First Look Festival DVD, vol. 2, 2004. Featurette on Waging Peace (dir. Barbara Trent) DVD, 2004 Best Student Films of SCAD Department of Film and Television DVD, 2004

Service Service to the Discipline Grants and Scholarships Coordinator, University Film and Video Association 2018- Present Mentor for Witness human rights filmmaking workshop graduates, 2008 Jurist for The New York Festivals Television Awards, 2007 Service to the University Bentley University Teaching and Scholarly Activities Committee 2013-present Ohio University Judiciaries, Faculty Representative for Disciplinary Hearing Boards, 2006-2011 Ohio University, School of Film thesis committee member, 2009 Provost’s Undergraduate Research Awards selection committee member, 2007-2012 Ohio University “48 hour shoot out” film festival Jurist, 2006-present

Service to the College Scripps College of Communication Technology Fee Oversight Committee, 2007-2012 Service to the School/Department Bentley University English and Media Studies Department General Education Revision Committee 2013-present Bentley University English and Media Studies Department Media and Culture Committee 2012-present Bentley University English and Media Studies Department PR Committee 2013-present School of Media Arts and Studies Scholarship Committee, Chair, 2010-2012 School of Media Arts and Studies Curriculum Committee, Member, 2007-2012 School of Media Arts and Studies Technology Fee Committee, member, 2006-2012 School of Media Arts and Studies School Renaming Committee, 2006 School of Media Arts and Studies video technology purchaser, 2006-2012

Interviews Interview about The Art of the Possible for Ohio University Perspectives Magazine, April 21, 2010 Interview about The Art of the Possible with WOUB, December 17, 2009 Interview about The Last Dance with NBC Columbus, OH, March 14, 2008. Interview about Looking Down with “Video i: i for Independent” for KTEH Public Television, October 25, 2004. Interview about Looking Down with Film Festival Channel, October 24, 2004. Professional Affiliations University Film and Video Association, 2009-present Broadcast Education Association, 2009-2011 International Communication Association, 2008-09 National Communication Association, 2008-09 Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers, 2005-2006 Production Skills Applications: Davinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro, FCP X, Avid Symphony, Media Composer/MC Express, Express Pro, Media 100, Premiere, Photoshop, After Effects, Chyron Duet LE, Illustrator, Pro Tools, DVD Studio Pro, Movie Magic Screenwriter, Scheduling, Budgeting. Hardware: Macintosh fluent, PC fluent. Familiarity with Spirit Datacine and da Vinci 2K Cameras: Bolex H-16 16mm, Arri SR216mm, ArriFlex 535B 35mm, Cannon Mirrorless R6, Canon 5D/6D/7D HDSLR, Sony HDCAM, Panasonic Varicam DVCPRO HD, Panasonic HPX-500 DVCPRO HD, Panasonic HVX-200 DVCPRO HD, Panasonic SDX 900, Sony Betacam SP 200,

DSR-570 DV-CAM, JVC GY-DV500/0, Panasonic DVX 100, Canon 7D VDSLR, XL-1, XL- 2 and GL-1, Sony VX-1000 and 2000.

Other Filmmaking Experience Untitled Iraq Documentary (2009) Digital video, cameraman. Lead Cinematographer for a documentary investigating grassroots efforts fostering cultural change in Iraq. Israel and Palestine in Conflict (2003) Digital video, title sequence. 3 min. Motion graphics artist Introductory title sequence for the Public Affairs Conference “The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Challenging Barriers to Peace,” Principia College, 2003. Oak Hill Road Wars (2002) Digital video, documentary. 42 min. Camera operator, editorial consultant, motion graphics artist, aerial videographer A Maine family fights for thirty years with state and local government over rights and responsibilities to a back-woods road that crosses its land. Screenings 2002 New York International Independent Film and Video Festival Impostor (2001) 35 mm film, narrative. 95 min. Camera intern Based on the Philip K. Dick short story of the same name, Impostor follows lead character Spencer Olham's quest to regain his identity after being suspected as an alien android, in a future Earth at war with aliens that use the androids as bombs to destroy their enemies’ home worlds.

Additional Production Experience Production Intern For filmmaker Barbara Trent, The Empowerment Project, Chapel Hill, NC, 2004. Performance Technician/Manager of Student Workers, Principia College, 2003 Freelance Editor, Motion Graphics Artist, St. Louis, MO, 2002 Editor, Motion Graphics Artist, Blue Mountain Pictures, Studio City, CA, 2000-2001

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