Terry Hayes was born October 8, 1951 in England. He is a screenwriter, producer and author. He is widely known for his work with Kennedy Miller. Hayes started out as a journalist in New York. He soon met director George Miller while working on the novel Mad Max. The director of the movie hired Hayes to help on the script for Mad Max 2. Hayes went on to become an in-house writer for Kennedy Miller and worked on the scripts for subsequent mini-series. He also wrote the script for Dead Calm. Hayes soon moved to Hollywood and was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Best Screenplay for his work on From Hell. In 2015 his novel, I Am Pilgrim made The New Zealand Best Seller List.