Haydn Wazelle – President/Producer

Haydn is a Vancouver-based media & entertainment producer and software developer. He sits on the national boards of the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA), the Black Screen Office (BSO), and the Canadian Independent Screen Fund for BPOC creatives (CISF). He has 10+ years designing UX for SaaS, and owns ninety percent (90%) of the issued and outstanding shares in ZedDrive.

While working producer-side on projects for Screen Siren Pictures, No Equal Entertainment, Insight Film Studios, Haddock Entertainment and his own shingle Tabula Dada, Haydn has worked on 5 international co-productions, 2 inter-provincial co-productions, 10 feature films, 2 TV series, 4 documentary’s, and 2 video games. He is proficient in navigating the BC film & TV & Interactive digital media production space and tax credit systems.

Haydn produced the feature films ALONE (2010), HELLO DESTROYER (2016) and VIOLENTIA (2018), the CBC documentary DADS (2013), and the critically acclaimed video game EON ALTAR (2016). In 2017 HELLO DESTROYER was nominated for 4 CSA’s, including best picture, and named to TIFF Canada’s Top 10 list.

Haydn actively consults on theatrical & interactive digital media projects, most recently the international co-production with Ireland- FRENCH EXIT (2020). He regularly represents the CMPA, BSO, and CISF during government relations in actively lobbying for terms of trade, the modernization of the broadcast act (Bill C-10), and with broadcasters regarding equity, diversity, and inclusion for ALL equity-seeking groups.

Haydn is the co-founder and CEO at ZedDrive | Rushcut, a web-based dailies/cuts/screeners tool built to give content creation teams the ability to design their own secure media collaboration workflows: from concept to delivery. ZedDrive is a 100% BC-owned and operated company and has managed over 350 productions across the globe, including the dailies & cuts for many Netflix, CBC, and Bell Media productions, including every season of Cardinal, Letterkenny and Kim’s Convenience.

Haydn ‘does not like’ long walks at sunset, cracks up at his headshot, and LOVES Jean-Michel Basquiat, Alfa Romeo’s, his Mum’s breakfasts, and jumping in puddles or the closest ocean with his wife and two amazing daughters.

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Photo taken by Kevan Funk

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