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Stanley Albert Hayward

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Animation scriptwriter

 

 

Stanley Albert Hayward


DoB  30th October 1930.
Born Southwark London. Childhood years spent in Southend-on-Sea Essex.
Father Albert Stanley Hayward. Mother Dorothy Victoria Nelly Gates.
School. Dartford Technical College. Kent 1942-45
Best subject Science.
National Service. Merchant Navy as Deckhand in 1946. Jumped ship in Broome West Australia 1950.
Australia. Worked in the Bush on a sheep farm. Went to Melbourne and worked as Lab technician in research (CSIRO). Found out about computers.
Also learnt guitar and played in a Dixieland band.
Returned to UK in 1954 but forced to return to the Merchant Navy to complete National Service.
Music. Left navy in 1956 and worked briefly as a club musician in London. Considered writing after having a few items published.
Writing. Submitted ‘Seven Snowballs that Shook the World’ to the Goon show in 1956. Paid twenty guineas.
Animation. 1958. Chance contact with Richard Williams (Roger Rabbit) at TVC (TV Cartoons Ltd) run by George Dunning (Yellow Submarine). Got offer to write TV commercials.
Formed friendship with Richard Williams who ran a Dixieland band.
While at TVC wrote ‘The Wardrobe’ which won BBC best experimental film 1959 ?
Then ‘The Apple’ (BAFTA award 1960)
Then ‘The Flying Man’ 1960 ?  Annecy Grande Prix. 1962 ?
In the same year ‘Power Train’ Locarno award
Also in 1962 wrote ‘Love Me, Love Me, Love Me’ for Richard Williams
Around that time met Bob Godfrey at Biographic and wrote ‘The Rise and Fall of Emily Sprod’.(1960)
Did several scripts for Biographic including ‘The Trend Setter’ and short for British Gas.
Did script for ‘Love
Also worked for Larkins doing commercials and training films.
In 1962 after Annecy, got offer from Film Board of Canada to work for a year. Went there but did not do anything. But was offered job in New York writing script on Computers for the Chicago New Technology Symposium. Introduction to computers. Also discovered mathematician Trevor Fletcher was working at the Film Board making a computer film on mathematics.  Inspired to look at computer made films for education.
Returned to UK in 1963 and contacted Halas & Batchelor and wrote a number of teaching films (listed on the H&B site). Mainly:
Flow Diagrams
Topology
Linear Programming
What is a Computer (also directed)
The Question
Collaborated with Halas on various projects related to Computer applications for film production. Contributed to book ‘Computer Animation’ and later wrote ‘Computers for Animation’.
1960s
In the 1960s did several scripts for Bob Godfrey including:
Henry 9-5
Kama Sutra Rides Again (BAFTA award and Oscar Nomination)
Dear Majorie Boobs
Two Off the Cuff
Rope Trick
One Man Band (live action) with Bruce Lacey
Did first outline for ‘Great’ Did Produced computer animation for ship sequence.
Alf, Bill, and Fred
With Wyatt-Cattaneo
I Love You
Fairy Tale
Many commercials, including BT Phone box (best Commercial)
and short on Container ships (Package Deal).
1970s
At Imperial college did ‘Square’ with George Borzyskoski. Shown at Tate gallery. Credited as first 3D computer animation in the UK (1971)
Also ‘The Mathematician’ with BFI grant started in 1971  finished in 1976. Credited as first computer made entertainment film in UK.
Produced first computer animated titles for ‘Tomorrows World’ and first computer generated BBC titles. Did the computer animation sequences in ‘Great’. (The Great Eastern).
Consultant scriptwriter and guest presenter on the BBC ‘DIY Animation Show’ (1974)
1980s
1982 ‘Henry’s Cat’ (BAFTA award, ACE award USA)  Bob Godfrey
1990s
‘Small Talk’  Oscar nomination.  Bob Godfrey
‘The Wrong Brothers’  Stephen Weston.  Best Computer film 1991 (?)
‘Ice Cream and Jelly and a Punch in the Belly’  CH4  Producer
Books
Scriptwriting for Animation
Computers for Animation
(contributed to several others)

 

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New Scientist Award

Stan receives the New Scientist Award from Tony Benn (1970)

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Do It Yourself Animation Show (1974)

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What's Up Doc (1990)

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Stan on Breakfast (1998)

The Cat who Changed Sex from Suzanne Cohen Films on Vimeo (2015)

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cybertots

Cybertots
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computers for animation

Computers for Animation

scriptwriting for animation

Scriptwriting for Animation

Learn with henry's cat

Learn with Henry's Cat

Henry's Cat Adventures

Henry's Cat Adventures


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