John Patrick Hayden ( writer/director/fight choreographer/actor) : is a New York based filmmaker. Awards: BAFTA student award winner, and the Princess Grace Nominee for MFA at CCNY film school class of 2020. “Best film “ at three festivals for his short film “Veritaphobia” (Comedy) and “Honorable mention for Best director” for his short film “Aperture” (Drama) Other awards garnered at the Berlin, New York Independent, Manhattan , SoCal, Beverly Hills and New Hope film festivals. John has worked as a stage Director off Broadway and in regional theatre, most recently staging and choreographing the fights for a production of Henry V at SUNY New Paltz Theatre School ( fall 2019). His acting credits include many regional theatres from the Guthrie Theatre, to the Denver Center, and on Broadway with the Roundabout Theatre Company. On T.V. he has guest stared on “Blindspot” , “Blue Bloods”, “Younger” , “Law and Order” and most notably playing "Battlin' Jack " in Marvel's "Daredevil" on Netflix. As a fight choreographer he was awarded a nomination from the NYC Independent Theatre Awards for his fights in Hamlet by the Orpheus Theatre Company. He currently choreographs fights for film and stage as well as teaching stage combat across the country. His last fight class was with the A.C.T. MFA Acting program in San Fransisco this past January. He is currently writing a feature to be shot - when we can shoot features again. Training: BFA Acting from FSU, MFA in Film CCNY. IMDB:


A father who's daughter was stolen is compelled to save a stranger escape her grim fate.


Writer/Director: John Patrick Hayden
Producer: John Patrick Hayden
Co-Producers: Chien-Yu Wang, Charles Sweeney, Susan Mei
Director of Photography: Casey Showalter
Camera Op: Nick Korompilas
Grip: Tomas Ruiz
Editor: Alex Riccio


Michael Solomon as Charlie
Adrienne Rose Bengtsson as Tyler
Amber Jaunai as JoJo
Llya Grey as Emily
Gallway McCollough as Eric
Mathew Velez as Eric
Mike Zinkham as Gary


2020 FILMS

  • Sky Colored Grass
  • The Saltiest Chips
  • Las Quitapenas
  • Mokshyam
  • A Little Holiday
  • It Happened In August
  • Hard of Hearing
  • Find Me at the Dinner Table
  • The Crossbow
  • Urpi
  • Pink Yellow
  • Good Health
  • Transparensea
  • Yesterday, I Dreamt About
  • Claiming Edge
  • Forever Twins
  • A Basket of Love
  • Singing in the Lifeboat
  • Bodega Nights
  • Dear Audrey Still
  • El Chuzalongo Still
  • Marcel the Muscle Man Still
  • Couscous, Hand-Rolled, With Olives Still
  • The Monk and The Rebel Still
  • Cuanacaquilitl Still
  • Ava Still
  • Forever Twins Still
  • A Coalfield Christmas still
  • The (Other) 700 Club
  • The Baton
  • Bastards still photo
  • Film: The Wealthiest Man in the World
  • Film: One Day
  • Who Was Lee Edwards?
  • Film: Right to Exit
  • Film: The 2020 Unmasked
  • Film: Burial
  • Film: The Coolest Club
  • Film: Love Me, Love Me Not
  • To Drown
  • Film: The Backpack
  • Film: Pasaj
  • Film: Breathe
  • I'm Home
  • Film: Amend
  • One Last Deal
  • Film: The Blue Cave
  • A Month of Sitting In
  • Microbus
  • Remember Who We Are
  • Last Summer on Bainbridge Street
  • We Talkin' Practice
  • Who's on Your List
  • The Vow
  • Whales Don't Come Here Anymore
  • Film: I Am Yours
  • Ni Aquí/Ni Allá
  • Film: Dry Rain
  • Film: A Way Back Home
  • Come Find Me
  • Don't Lose the Lesson
  • Film: It's Worth It