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Traci Hays is a DGA Award-nominated director. She is currently in post-production on MY BLOODY GALENTINE for Fox slated for release in early 2024. Her second feature, BLOOD, SWEAT, AND CHEER, stars Tammin Sursok (PRETTY LITTLE LIARS) and premiered in 2023 on Tubi. Her feature directorial debut, TANGLED, was a romantic comedy based on the series by New York Times best-selling author Emma Chase and was named a “must-see movie to watch on Valentine’s Day” by The Hollywood Reporter.
Her visual style is rooted in over a decade of production design experience working on features such as A LITTLE WHITE LIE starring Michael Shannon and Kate Hudson and the Emmy-nominated television series DARK/WEB for Amazon Studios.
As a director, Traci helmed FREDERICK starring James Morrison (Fox’s 24) which premiered at Dances With Films and won 20 awards including Best Director at the LA Film Awards and Best Picture at the NYC Film Awards. Traci’s short, 40ISH, has garnered 10 awards including Best Director and Best Short at the International New York Film Festival and showcased at the Short Film Corner at the Cannes Film Fest.
An alumna of Chapman University’s Film Program, Traci was mentored by legendary directors Randal Klesier (GREASE), Martha Coolidge (VALLEY GIRL), and John Badham (SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER).