Benjamin Ross Hayden
Benjamin Ross Hayden is a Métis film Director, writer, and producer based in Alberta, from Duck Lake and Batoche region - working around the world as a Director in the DGC. Hayden recently directed, wrote and produced his third theatrical feature, THE FIRST ENCOUNTER. Hayden’s features have all garnered theatrical releases, and in 2020, Hayden’s sophomore feature, PARALLEL MINDS, premiered at twenty-eight international film festivals worldwide including Perspective Canada at Cannes, Sitges, Montreal, and Fantaspoa International Film Festival. Hayden’s features are commercially sold in over thirty-three countries, with countless broadcasts on premium and basic cable. Hayden is repeatedly noted by industry professionals for his strong creative vision and collaborative approach - striving to evolve consistently original work with style and substance from an Indigenous perspective.