Harold Hayes, Jr. is a creative director and co-owner of SunnyBoy Entertainment, a full-service creative studio specializing in a new era of entertainment. He is a member of an Emmy-nominated writing duo, alongside his business partner Craig S. Phillips. Hayes infuses his creative finesse to bring narratives to life, regardless of the medium. Most recently, he has shifted his storytelling efforts toward the emerging VR and AR platform, directing VR content for top film franchises including Annabelle: Creation - Bee’s Room, The Conjuring 2: Experience Enfield, The Conjuring 2: Visions, among other upcoming experiences. With the creation of high-end cinematic experiences for Hollywood studios and upcoming original content, Hayes and his partner have positioned the studio and its creative offerings to be at the helm of entertainment in VR and AR. Beyond immersive content, Hayes has created branded content for major studios, concert visuals for artists such as Deadmau5, J. Cole, Glitch Mob and original animated series for Defy Media.
Hayes has received multiple Emmy nominations for his writing on R.L. Stine’s Haunting Hour and developed series for Amazon Studios, Nickelodeon and more.