Traci Hays

DGA Award-nominated director Traci Hays new feature, the dark comedy Blood, Sweat and Cheer, is now streaming on Tubi. The film follows a suburban divorcée (Pretty Little Liars’ Tammin Sursok) masquerading as her teenage daughter (Monroe Cline) in a twisted attempt to make the dance squad at a local high school. Traci’s directorial debut, Tangled, a romantic comedy based on the series by New York Times best-selling author Emma Chase, premiered in 2022 and was named a “must-see movie to watch on Valentine’s Day” by The Hollywood Reporter. An alumna of Chapman University’s film program, Traci was awarded an apprenticeship with Randal Kleiser, who continues to be an active mentor in her career. When she’s not directing, you’ll find Traci hiking in the Glendale mountains, listening to classic jazz and making mouth-watering cheeseboards.


Making the Leap

By Traci Hays | May 16, 2023

Making the Leap

Blood, Sweat and Cheer’s Traci Hays on her daunting transition from production designer to full-time director.