The Pits

In a world full of pears, what can you find to fill your pit? A story about longing, love, and finding your other half...

  • Mike Hayhurst
  • David Bizzaro
  • Mike Hayhurst
  • David Bizzaro
  • David Bizzaro
    Key Cast
  • Allison Hayhurst
    Key Cast
  • Nate Brown
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 8, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Mike Hayhurst

Mike Hayhurst is a producer and director for theatre and film. Recent film credits include The Pits; Oma starring Lynn Cohen; Lightening Bugs in a Jar (premiered at Cannes 2015); The Trip to Bountiful with Cicely Tyson; and A Day Late and a Dollar Short with Whoopi Goldberg for Lifetime. He spent four years as an Assistant/Associate at Ostar Enterprises (Rizzoli & Isles, TNT; Beauty and the Beast, CW; Company Town, CW; Nothing to Hide, directed by Neil Patrick Harris at Signature Theater; various Broadway projects).

New York theatre credits include: Duderonomy; MacSPIN; Some Dead Bodies; King of Bohemia (MITF, Winner: Outstanding Direction); Miró; Love Thy Neighbour. Mike was born and raised in the UK where his directing credits included: Titus; The Vikings and Darwin; Orvin- Champion of Champions; Zombie Prom; Ubu Roi; Burying Your Brother in the Pavement. For two years he was the Youth Theatre Director for Royal & Derngate Theatres where he programmed and ran weekly theatre programs for over 200 young people between the ages of 2-21. He was also Assistant Director to Rupert Goold on his productions of Hamlet; Faustus; and Paradise Lost; and an Associate Director for R.I.P.P. ‘08 (Norway); and Crackers? (Singapore and UK). He was also Plinther #733 in One & Other by Anthony Gormley (Trafalgar Square, London).

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