Writing

Since he graduated in 1993 with a BA (Hons) in English & Philosophy from the University of Leeds, writing has always had a significant role in Justin’s life.

Spending nearly fifteen years creating copy for corporate technology and lifestyle clients, Justin has written everything from case studies and advertising copy through to speeches and thought-pieces for senior technology leaders in Europe and the United States.

Today, Justin focuses on fiction. In 2014, he wrote a novel, ‘The Luck Particle’, which has been optioned.

In 2019, he wrote his first screenplay, ‘Z.APP’, which has been awarded over ten film festival and writing competition awards. Through a collaboration with another writer, James Allen, they refined the script further and it is now with a large production company in Los Angeles.

He is currently working on a female-led horror screenplay, ‘Ghost Species’.

Z.APP, a collaboration with writer James A Allen, story and original concept by Justin K Hayward, currently with a production company in Los Angeles, California.

Logline: A mild-mannered professional joins the resistance to stop an app that turns the City of London Police into a rich man’s game.
Ghost Species, a horror screenplay currently undergoing a re-draft.

Logline: A lonely geneticist’s life spirals out of control after an incident in Tanzania leaves her with long-lost powers to kill with a stare.
The Audio Guide, a thriller screenplay in draft.

Logline: A struggling artist must navigate a series of instructions to steal a valuable treasure for an unknown puppetmaster after she downloads an audio tour podcast for a specific painting in a gallery.

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