Karin Hayes
Karin Hayes
Producer/Director/Writer

Karin Hayes

Karin Hayes is the recipient of the duPont-Columbia University Award for excellence
in broadcast journalism for her first film, The Kidnapping of Ingrid Betancourt (HBO/Cinemax), co-produced with Victoria Bruce. Hayes's most recent film, WE'RE NOT BROKE premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Hayes also co-produced and directed Held Hostage in Colombia. The documentary was excerpted on CBS
60 Minutes II
and broadcast on The History Channel and the Sundance Channel.
Hayes's and Bruce's documentary Pip & Zastrow: An American Friendship was broadcast on PBS/Maryland Public Television and received the Target® Filmmaker Award. Hayes co-authored the book Hostage Nation (Knopf 2010) with Bruce.

Hayes shot for Director Jason DaSilva's 2013 Sundance Film Festival documentary When I Walk, and was the Associate Producer for Director Paul Rachman's Sony Pictures Classics documentary American Hardcore: the history of American punk rock from 1980-1986. Hayes has worked on documentaries for PBS, National Geographic Channel, the Travel Channel, the Discovery Channel, and with The Cronkite Ward Company for TLC. Prior to filmmaking, she attended the University of Guadalajara in Mexico, Universidad de Costa Rica, and worked at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. Hayes graduated from UCLA with a degree in World Arts and Cultures, with a theater emphasis.

Victoria Bruce
Victoria Bruce
Writer/Producer/Director

Victoria Bruce (on hiatus)

Victoria Bruce is the recipient of the duPont-Columbia University Award for excellence
in broadcast journalism for her first film, The Kidnapping of Ingrid Betancourt (HBO/Cinemax, 2004), co-produced with Karin Hayes. Bruce also co-produced and directed Held Hostage in Colombia. The documentary was excerpted on CBS
60 Minutes II
and broadcast on The History Channel and the Sundance Channel.
Pip & Zastrow: An American Friendship is her third documentary film.

Bruce is an author with a background in science. Her first book, No Apparent Danger (HarperCollins), about a volcanic disaster in Colombia, was published in 2001. Bruce's second book Hostage Nation (co-authored with Hayes) was published by Knopf in August 2010. Bruce has appeared as an expert geologist in television documentaries including Discovery Channel’s, Pompeii: The Last Day. Bruce holds a Master’s degree in Geology from the University of California, Riverside.

News Headlines

PIP & ZASTROW - Remembering former Annapolis Mayor, Roger "Pip" Moyer
Roger "Pip" Moyer passed away on January 10, 2015 in Maryland. Read more ...

PIP & ZASTROW - On television now
"Pip & Zastrow: An American Friendship" to be broadcast in Maryland on Anne Arundel County Cable Television at 4 PM daily through Feb. 1, 2015. Watch it on: Comcast 198, Verizon 38 and Broadstripe 98.

PIP & ZASTROW - Streaming on YouTube
"Pip & Zastrow: An American Friendship" the full documentary available to stream on YouTube.

Contact Us

KARIN HAYES
Director/Producer
info@urcuninafilms.com