J Darin Wales

​J Darin Wales is an experienced television and film director, award winning screenwriter, and university educator. Darin has directed over fifty hours of episodic cable television for The Discovery Channel for such shows as The New DetectivesThe FBI Files, and Wicked Attraction while also cultivating and writing numerous screenplay projects.  Mr. Wales was awarded the 2010 Virginia Filmmaker Award at the James River Film Festival for his short Plink.  Darin’s script, The Witch of Pungo, has been named...

5th Place—Glendale International Film Festival 2018
Finalist—Nashville International Film Festival Finalist 2018
Finalist—Virginia Screenwriters Competition 2015 
Semifinalist—Public Domain Screenplay Contest 2018
Semifinalist—WeScreenPlay 2018
Semifinalist—Diverse Voices 2018
Semifinalist—5th Annual Screencraft Screenwriting Fellowship 2018 
Quarterfinalist—Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards 2018
Quarterfinalist—Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition 2018

Darin cut his film-making teeth on corporate and industrial training films where he produced and directed over 35 different programs. He now focuses his energies on the occasional directing gig, writing numerous screenplays, and teaching directing and screenwriting at the university level.

Darin earned his MFA in Creative Writing in 2015 and his MA in Communication in 1996. Mr. Wales also holds a MS in Education.

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