William Hayashi is a life-long member of the Information Technologies industry. Beginning as a programmer in the early 1970s, he currently owns his own business consulting firm and donates much of his time to the creation and maintenance of computer labs for schools, after school study centers and adult education programs.
Hayashi has been employed as a disc jockey in clubs, an overnight radio personality, industrial and fashion photographer, sailing instructor, college tennis coach, neurosurgical research programmer, electrical contractor, sound and lighting designer for night clubs in Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan and Minnesota and water rescue boat skipper.
As the Board Chair of a social service agency working in Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighborhood, Hayashi was honored in 2001 by Illinois’ Department of Children and Family Services for having brought best business practices to the social service agency model.
Hayashi’s first ever movie script was the winner in the 2009 Chicago 48 Hour Film Project competition. His script for the film short, Fallout, won against 41 other scripts filmed for 2009's entries in the international competition and is available for viewing on YouTube. His short story, Your Two O’Clock Is Here, was also filmed in the same month and submitted to several film festivals around the world.
His first novel, Discovery, Volume 1 of the Darkside Trilogy, is the first installment of the story of a community of African Americans who beat Neil Armstrong to the moon and reside there for four decades before being discovered by those living on earth. Volume one of the trilogy tells the story of how the United States of America makes this historic discovery, and what happens in this country as a result. Discovery is now available for sale online and makes a great gift anytime.
Hayashi is a Chicago native from the historic Hyde Park neighborhood.
Books, short stories, poetry and screenplays.