Haydn Wazelle – President/Producer

After studying theatre at UBC, Haydn began his professional career in the theatre where he worked independently as a producer, actor, and director, and as an administrator with the Firehall Arts Centre for four years. He later moved in to Business Affairs working on projects like: the TV series INTELLIGENCE; QUALITY OF LIFE: A DOMINIC DAVINCI MOVIE; Peter Greenaway’s NIGHTWATCHING, a four country international co-production; FATAL KISS; THIRST; HARDWIRED; the Germany/Canada co-production HELEN; Associate Producer on: the lifestyle series pilot GETTING DIRTY WITH EVAN; the TV documentary KARL MAY; and the documentary TV series KEEPING IT REAL.

Haydn moved to Screen Siren Pictures in 2009 to work with producers Trish Dolman and Christine Haebler as an Associate Producer on critically acclaimed projects including YEAR OF THE CARNIVORE (an official selection at TIFF ’09), the UK/Canada co-production THE FIRST MOVIE (winner of the 2010 Prix d’Italia), DAYDREAM NATION (an official selection at TIFF ’10; and rated in the Top 10 Canadian films of 2010), FOREVERLAND (staring Max Thieriot and Juliette Lewis) and numerous projects in development. Haydn still moonlights with Screen Siren as a co-producer on projects like the Sumner and Thom Burstyn documentary, SOME KIND OF LOVE, and the Simon Pegg, Christopher Plummer adventure comedy, HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS– both due to have a wide release in 2014.

HW-HappyHappy

Photo taken by Kevan Funk

In 2010 Haydn Produced and Directed his first feature movie entitled ALONE. Haydn is the only person that likes this movie. Currently, Haydn is the president of Tabula Dada Productions, an independent producer of TV, Cinema, and digital media; producer of the much anticipated videogame EON ALTAR, and the critically acclaimed DADS, a touching CBC documentary that he produced with the The Sound Research. 2013 also saw Haydn attend Cannes with two of his short films (THIS BLEEDING HEART, written & directed by Kevan Funk; and PILGRIMS written & directed by Marie Clements). PILGRIMS also screened at TIFF 2013, along with two other films that he executive produced: YELLOWHEAD (Special Jury mention, in competition), and the RBC Emerging Talent honourable mention, DESTROYER- both written & directed by Kevan Funk.

Haydn is the Executive Vice-President and Co-founder of DDM Inc a web-based digital dailies & cuts service, which services numerous productions in North America.

In 2014, Telefilm Canada selected Haydn to participate in the prestigious Rotterdam Lab at Cinemart, and he was later selected to participate in the Producer’s Workshop at Cannes ’14. Haydn’s won a Telefilm Producer Mentorship Award (2009), BC Film Producer Mentorship Award (2010), and a Bell Media National Fellowship in 2011. Haydn HATES long walks at sunset and LOVES Jean-Michel Basquiat, his Mum’s breakfasts, and jumping in puddles or the closest ocean with his wife and two beautiful daughters.

 

View Haydn Wazelle's profile on LinkedIn