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Devin Hayes
Set Lighting Technician

Devin Hayes

Meet Devin Hayes, an avid moviegoer turned in-demand set lighting technician. With a lifelong passion for filmmaking, Devin’s talent and ambition have propelled him to work alongside legendary directors and A-list superstars in Hollywood.

Navigating the unpredictable nature of the industry hasn’t been easy, but Devin found a reliable partner in First Entertainment Credit Union. In our latest Member Stories spotlight, discover how we’re helping Devin achieve his financial goals while he thrives in the entertainment industry.

What’s the key to success in the entertainment industry?

“The key to finding success in the industry is to find out who you truly are and become confident in that person. When you become enlightened you align yourself with the universe for the blessings that will come.”

What inspired you to become a set lighting technician?

“Film has always fascinated me, especially how lighting can shape the mood and aesthetics of a scene. My inspiration to become a lighting technician came from a gaffer who believed in my abilities. He allowed me to have my first set experience and kept his promise to bring me into the industry.”

How does First Entertainment support you as an entertainment creator?

“First Entertainment is the ideal financial partner. They understand the ever-changing landscape of the entertainment industry, unlike other institutions that may shy away from providing loans.”

What sets First Entertainment apart from other financial institutions you’ve banked with?

“My experience with the Credit Union has been seamless. Since joining the First Entertainment family in 2019, I’ve received exceptional service and support. I proudly recommend the Credit Union to my peers.”

What has your experience been like using our digital banking?

“Digital banking with First Entertainment is incredibly convenient. I can easily deposit checks using their mobile banking platform, saving me time and hassle.”

The key to finding success in the industry is to find out who you truly are and become confident in that person.

Devin Hayes, an avid movie enthusiast, has transformed his passion into a thriving career as a sought-after set lighting technician. Despite the industry’s unpredictability, Devin has found a reliable partner in First Entertainment Credit Union, supporting him in achieving his financial goals while excelling in the entertainment field.

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First Entertainment Credit Union membership is comprised of the people in entertainment whose individual stories are as unique as they are inspiring. Our Member Stories series* highlights these extraordinary stories. Building a network of supportive partnerships contributes to your story and can make all the difference in feeling a sense of genuinely belonging. At First Entertainment, you belong here and Your Story Matters. 

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