J Darin Wales is an experienced television and film director, screenwriter, and university educator. Darin has directed over fifty hours of episodic cable television for such shows as The New Detectives, The 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 name as a Top 3 in the 2020 Final Draft -- Big Break Screenwriting Competition.

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 film directing and screenwriting at a major film school on the east coast.

Darin earned his MFA in Creative Writing from Queens University of Charlotte in 2015 and his MA in Production from Regent University in 1996. Mr. Wales and his family live in the countryside of Virginia and get back to the homeland of Texas as often as possible.

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J Darin Wales

Screenwriter / Filmmaker