Hays, Stephen (Steven Hays)

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Hays, Stephen (Steven Hays)


Education: Kenyon College, graduated, 1983; London School of Economics and Political Science, London, M.S., accounting and finance, 1985. Avocational Interests: Sports (especially wake boarding, kite boarding, snowboarding), dub and electronic music.


Office—120dB Films, 75 Mill River Rd., South Salem, NY 10590.


Producer. 120dB Films (finance company; also known as 120 dB Films), South Salem, NY, partner and managing member; Woodstock Film Festival, founding sponsor and board member; Tribeca Film Festival, sponsor; Sundance Film Festival, contributor; supporter of Dalia Carella Dance Collective and Peter Pucci Plus Dance Company. Laterman and Co. (hedge fund), New York City, staff member, 1985-87; Furman Selz (investment bank), managing director, 1987-95; Seneca Capital (hedge fund), cofounder, 1996, general partner, 1996-2003, then partner and consultant. Supporter of American Red Cross, Doctors without Borders, Fresh Air Fund, Green Chimneys, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, New York Cares, Oxfam America, Physicians for Human Rights, Robin Hood Foundation, Save the Children, Tomorrow's Children Fund, and World Can't Wait; supporter of Aviation Volunteer Fire Department and Westchester Land Trust.


Film Executive Producer:

Co-executive producer, Drop Dead Sexy, Officine UBU, 2004.

Loggerheads, Strand Releasing, 2005.

The Golden Blaze (animated), Warner Bros., 2005.

Sweet Land, Libero, 2005.

Confess, New Films International, 2006.

Dark Ride, Lions Gate Films, 2006.

(As Steven Hays) Edmond, First Independent Pictures, 2006.

In a Dark Place, First Look International, 2006.

Eye of the Dolphin, Monterey Media, 2007.

Savage Grace, IFC First Take, 2007.

Gallowwalker, Intandem Films, 2008.

Good, Odd Lot International, 2008.

Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger, Lightning Entertainment, 2008.

Highwater (documentary), ATO Pictures, 2008.

In Search of, Independent Dream Machine, 2008.

Jack and Jill vs. the World, Lantern Lane Entertainment, 2008.

Knife Edge, Seven Arts Pictures, 2008.

Something's Wrong in Kansas, Gibraltar Films/Beyond Reach, 2008.

The Dream of the Romans, Messick Films/iDeal Partners Film Fund, 2009.

Motherhood, Killer Films/iDeal Partners Film Fund, 2009.

Film Producer:

Associate producer, El corazon de la tierra (also known as The Heart of the Earth), On Pictures, 2007.

Coproducer, Have Dreams, Will Travel, Peace Arch Films, 2007.

Film Work; Other:

Financing, Unknown, IFC First Take, 2006.

Television Producer; Movies:

Coproducer, They Are among Us, Sci-Fi Channel, 2004.

Executive producer, The Accidental Witness, Lifetime, 2006.

Executive producer, Banshee, Oxygen Network, 2006.

Executive producer, Her Fatal Flaw, Lifetime, 2006.

Co-executive producer, My Name Is Sarah, Lifetime, 2007.



With others, wrote Rocksteady.