J Darin Wales
Screenwriter/Director

​J Darin Wales is an experienced television and film director, developing 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, was named as a Finalist in the Virginia Screenwriters Competition 2015.

Darin cut his filmmaking 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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