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 twenty film festival and writing competition awards and official selections.

Further screenplays in his portfolio are listed below and are available through Coverfly, InkTip or Script Revolution.

Z.APP, a collaboration with writer James A Allen, story and original concept by Justin K Hayward.

Logline: After witnessing a murder in the City of London, a blissfully ignorant man must join the resistance to expose a new app that turns justice into a bloodsport for the rich before the top player hunts them down.
Ghost Species, a horror screenplay. Available for option or production.

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.
12 Hours 2 Steal, a crime/thriller screenplay, currently optioned by the Producer behind the NFA Award-winning The Stranger in our Bed.

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.
A limited location, small cast home invasion feature screenplay, currently optioned by the Director of Four and 13 Graves.

To find out more about the above screenplays, or to request more information, please fill in the contact form.