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Actor, Writer, Director and Producer Keith Allen Hayes Debuts His First Film,"30 Day Itch"
Atlanta Actor, Writer, Director and Producer Keith Allen Hayes Debuts Film Premieres on Saturday, August 31, 2013, at AI Tunes Karaoke Restaurant And Bar in Norcross, GA
By: APM Public Relations-Angela P. Moore-Thorpe
Hayes' “30 Day Itch” is a hilarious comedy-drama involving two close friends that place a wager in which the outcome could end in triumph or tragedy. "I can honestly say that it feels great to know that the words you wrote on paper -- that came from your mind is now expressed through motion on film," says Hayes. "To have my first filmed released feels awesome, scared, joyous, and nervous and all sort of emotions at the same time, but I'm overall STOKED! It entailed a lot of sacrifice and hard work with an extreme amount of balance and dedication. It also forced me to give responsibilities to others in which I wanted to keep and control, but I had to trust my team and their crafts," says Hayes in a recent interview.
"I decided to write "30 Day Itch" for more than just the obvious reason other than to make a film. The script came about because I was at a place in my career where I wanted to create my own content," says Hayes. "I don't have any problems displaying my craft on other people's projects, but I wanted to do it the way I wanted to do it. I started out with stand-up comedy and I figured what would be more fitting than to do a comedy film, thus 30 Day Itch." Hayes says he also wrote the script to create opportunities for the actors and actresses who aren't getting their fair share of being looked at by big-time casting agencies for major productions. I wanted to make this a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) film to allow the actors and actresses who have speaking lines to help them become part of the union and make their own platform. Now, at least they can be considered for big roles and be seen by the big casting directors and agencies," explains Hayes.
Born and raised in Atlanta, GA, Hayes always knew he was meant to be a part of the entertainment industry. From a very young age, Hayes has had a sincere passion to entertain others and make people laugh. He enjoyed going above and beyond in order to stand out and make lasting impressions. Since launching his career, Hayes has been involved in over 26 feature films and 10 television appearances, along with various stage plays, commercials and ad print work. Some of his most credible career accomplishments include roles in Oscar winning movies such as “The Blind Side” and “The Lost Valentine”. Landing a five-year contract as the face of the Crème of Nature for Men Hair Colors is also a print ad this actor has conquered. He also earned a role in multi-platinum selling Gospel Artist Kirk Franklin's video, "Smile".
With the many years of experience and variety of skill assets, Hayes is definitely a proven hit in front of the camera. With this new venture of directing and filming his new short film, society will be able to see that he is a force to be reckoned with behind the scenes as well. "I feel extremely fortunate, excited, anxious, nervous, scared, focused, ambitious, and tired all at the same time. I want to see it through from the beginning to the end," says Hayes. “30 Day Itch” is set to premiere to the public in late August.
Stay tuned; Hayes is just getting started and will surely write more movie scripts. He will also star in psycho trilogy, "Inner Demons", "Atlanta Heat 2" and "30 Day Itch". "I will surely write more movie scripts. I have a couple in the works right now. I just need to decide which one will be the one I pull the trigger on," says Hayes.
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