1. Leave is a film about random events and their consequences; a film about how your life can change without warning.

    **AWARDS**
    Limerick Film Festival 2016
    1) Best Script/Story

    *NOMINATIONS -
    Limerick Film Festival 2016 -
    1) Best Overall Short
    2) Best Script/Story
    3) Best Editing

    Underground Cinema Awards 2016 -
    1) Best Film
    2) Best Director
    3) Best Screenplay
    4) Best Actress for Kathy Rose O' Brien.
    5) Best Actor for Moe Dunford.

    *OFFICIAL SELECTION*

    A1) Cannes Film Festival - Short Film Corner 2016

    1) Galway Film Fleadh 2015
    2) Cork Film Festival 2015
    3) Kerry Film Festival 2015
    4) Waterford Film Festival 2015
    5) Richard Harris International Film Festival 2015
    6) Dingle International Film Festival 2016
    7) Audi Dublin International Film Festival 2016
    8) Belfast Film Festival 2016
    9) Limerick Film Festival 2016
    10) Underground Cinema May 2016

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  2. Music Video for singer/songwriter Roisin El Cherif, co-directed by Mike Hayes & Roisin El Cherif(Singer/Songwriter).

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  3. Sixteen year-old Shane finds himself in the reluctant position of baby-sitter to his kid brother Charlie while his mother is at work. Along with Shane's best mates - Bean and Hally - their small rural town is the jungle gym where they spend most of their days. When Shane makes a seemingly innocuous discovery one day, he's and Charlie's lives are changed forever.

    ***AWARD WINNER*** -
    1) Belfast Film Festival 2013 - "Best Short Film"
    2) Kerry Film Festival 2012 - "Audience Award"
    3) Galway Film Flead 2012 - "Best First Short"
    4) Charlie Chaplin Film Festival 2013 - "Best Social Commentary Short"
    5) Underground Cinema 2013 - "Best Funded Film"
    6) Dublin International Short Film & Music Festival 2013 - "Best Director"

    **NOMINATIONS** -

    - Regensburg Short Film Week, Germany 2014 –

    1) “BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM”

    - Underground Cinema 2013 -

    1) "Best Newcomer" for director Mike Hayes
    2) "Best Funded" (Won)

    - Dublin International Short Film & Music Festival 2013 -

    1) "Best Irish Short Film"
    2) "Best Director" for Mike Hayes (Won)

    - Fastnet Short Film Festival 2014 -

    1) Best Drama

    - Fingal Film Festival 2014 -

    1) Best Short Film

    *OFFICIAL SELLECTIONS* -

    1) Galway Film Fleadh 2012 (Award Won)
    2) Belfast Film Festival 2013 (Award Won)
    3) Kerry Film Festival 2012 (Award Won)
    4) Charlie Chaplin Fil Festival 2013 (Award won)
    5) Underground Cinema Film Festival 2013 (Award won & nomination)
    6) Dublin International Short Film & Music Festival 2013 (Award won & nomination)
    7) International Competition of the 20th International Short Film Week Regensburg, Germany, 2014 (Nomination)
    8) Cork Film Festival 2012
    9) Waterford Film Festival 2013
    10) Dingle International Film Festival 2014
    11) Fingal Film Festival 2014
    12) Fermoy Film Festival 2013
    13) Capital Irish Film Festival 2013, Washington DC
    14) Chicago Irish Film Festival 2014
    15) Boston Film Festival 2013
    16) The Frederick Film Festival 2014, Maryland, USA
    17) International Short Film Festival PARIS COURTS DEVANT, Paris (France) 2013
    18) Seoul International Youth Film Festival 2013
    19) WorldKids International Film Festival
    20) American Online Film Awards - Spring Showcase 2014
    21) The Hidden Film Festival Worldwide 2013

    * Other Screenings*

    1) Tullamore Omniplex - May 2012 (Premier)
    2) Electric Picnic 2013
    3) Shorts @ The Lighthouse Cinema - Nov 2013
    4) Irish Culture Evening, University of Babes-Bolyai, cluj, Transylvania, Romania - Nov 2013

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  4. Sixteen year-old Shane finds himself in the reluctant position of baby-sitter to his kid brother Charlie while his mother is at work. Along with Shane's best mates - Bean and Hally - their small rural town is the jungle gym where they spend most of their days. When Shane makes a seemingly innocuous discovery one day, he's and Charlie's lives are changed forever.

    ***AWARD WINNER*** -
    1) Belfast Film Festival 2013 - "Best Short Film"
    2) Kerry Film Festival 2012 - "Audience Award"
    3) Galway Film Flead 2012 - "Best First Short"
    4) Charlie Chaplin Film Festival 2013 - "Best Social Commentary Short"
    5) Underground Cinema 2013 - "Best Funded Film"
    6) Dublin International Short Film & Music Festival 2013 - "Best Director"

    **NOMINATIONS**

    - Regensburg Short Film Week, Germany 2014 –

    1) “BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM”

    - Underground Cinema 2013 -

    1) "Best Newcomer" for director Mike Hayes
    2) "Best Funded Film" (Won)

    - Dublin International Short Film & Music Festival 2013 -

    1) "Best Irish Short Film"
    2) "Best Director" for Mike Hayes (Won)

    - Fastnet Short Film Festival 2014 -

    1) Best Drama

    - Fingal Film Festival 2014 -

    1) Best Short Film

    *OFFICIAL SELLECTIONS* -

    1) Galway Film Fleadh 2012 (Award Won)
    2) Belfast Film Festival 2013 (Award Won)
    3) Kerry Film Festival 2012 (Award Won)
    4) Charlie Chaplin Fil Festival 2013 (Award won)
    5) Underground Cinema Film Festival 2013 (Award won & nomination)
    6) Dublin International Short Film & Music Festival 2013 (Award won & nomination)
    7) International Competition of the 20th International Short Film Week Regensburg, Germany, 2014 (Nomination)
    8) Cork Film Festival 2012
    9) Waterford Film Festival 2013
    10) Dingle International Film Festival 2014
    11) Fingal Film Festival 2014
    12) Fermoy Film Festival 2013
    13) Capital Irish Film Festival 2013, Washington DC
    14) Chicago Irish Film Festival 2014
    15) Boston Film Festival 2013
    16) The Frederick Film Festival 2014, Maryland, USA
    17) International Short Film Festival PARIS COURTS DEVANT, Paris (France) 2013
    18) Seoul International Youth Film Festival 2013
    19) WorldKids International Film Festival
    20) American Online Film Awards - Spring Showcase 2014
    21) The Hidden Film Festival Worldwide 2013

    * Other Screenings*

    1) Tullamore Omniplex - May 2012 (Premier)
    2) Electric Picnic 2013
    3) Shorts @ The Lighthouse Cinema - Nov 2013
    4) Irish Culture Evening, University of Babes-Bolyai, cluj, Transylvania, Romania - Nov 2013

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  5. The first music video from Dublin based band Grace Wilde. . .Directed by Mike Hayes

    *WINNER*
    Best Music Video -
    Dublin International Short Film & Music Festival 2015

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