Hayes, a young Australian trailer blazer known for her purpose-driven filmmaking, said this was the next logical step on her journey.

“One World has been on my mind for a while now as I witness an increasingly urgent need to provide easy access to informative and truthful content that builds understanding surrounding issues of human rights, animal conservation and environmental degradation and sustainability. ”

The multi-faced young creative, who has spent much of her life travelling the world, also believes that an immediate shift toward localisation across all industries, including film and television, will support the creation of a sustainable future for generations to come.

One World will focus heavily on showcasing local talent, and growing the careers of Australians both in front of and behind the camera.

“In order to create a self-sustaining film industry in Australia, we need to prioritise the immense talent we have on the ground in this country. I’m here to contribute to that vision, in whatever way I can. ”

The first projects on One World’s distribution slate are Hayes’ own Australian/Nigerian refugee feature AKONI, and upcoming documentary The Things We Do.