Brett Hays is the co-owner of Shatterglass and has been the lead producer since their formation in 2005. Brett has been producing films for nearly ten years and is an active member of the Directors Guild of America (DGA) as a Unit Production Manager. Brett is known for his work as a Producer, Line Producer and Unit Production Manager (DGA) on productions that starred the likes of Danny Glover, Taylor Kinney, Anthony Edwards, Victor Garber, Zoe Lister Jones, Griffin Dunne, and Tom Sizemore. Brett has been a producer on numerous films that include “Consumed”; “Thrill Ride” (filmed 2014), “The Origins of Wit and Humor” (filmed 2013), “Dead Draw” (filmed 2013), “Searching for Venice” (filmed 2012), “The Drunk” (filmed 2011), “Finding Virginia” (filmed 2009) and “Leading Ladies” (filmed 2009). Brett is also a co-founder and member of the Board of directors for the CU Film Society, which is known for their Pens to Lens K-12 screenwriting competition. Brett has been recognized for his work with awards ranging from the Champaign County Small Business of the Year, to a Champaign County 40 Under 40 honoree to a Regional Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Brett’s proudest professional accomplishment is his involvement in the creation of and success of the Pens to Lens K-12 screenwriting competition and the impact it’s already made on young kids In the community.
He graduated from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Graphic Design and a minor in Information Technology and currently lives in Champaign with his wife and 3 daughters.