Darren Wiesner

Darren Wiesner

Editor and screenwriter in Vancouver, Canada

About Darren

I've been writing for a number of years. I discovered my passion for writing whilst doing some upgrading in English 30 at the age of 30.
We all had an assignment in class to rewrite a scene from Hamlet done in another era. I misunderstood the assignment and rewrote the entire play. I received a very good mark and was hooked ever since.
After upgrading my English, I enrolled in an eight week course at a college for screenwriting. The course enabled me the fundamentals of screenwriting, so I wrote like a wildfire.
Although, there is no substitute for experience, I still felt I had much to learn about character development and arc, so I attended a 1 month intensive screenwriting course offered at the university. It helped me fill in some of the blanks I felt had been missing and after completion of the course, I began writing my first feature.
Approx. 6 mths later, I enrolled in an 8 wk Creative Writing course to hone my creative side of writing. The more tools the better, is my motto.
It took me a long time to write my first feature. I had heard of another 8 week screenwriting course being taught by a credited writer, so I leaped at the opportunity. I found it very fulfilling and was exposed to a variety of genres. It forced me to rethink what genre I was best suited for. I felt comedy was my best option. The idea of making people laugh time after time while telling a great story truly gave me my direction. It was all the incentive I needed.
Since that time, I've written and produced 4 short films and written 7 features.

Name: Darren Wiesner

Lives in: Vancouver, Canada

Occupation: Editor and Screenwriter

Unique traits: no shortage of material


  • The Sorcerer's New Spoon

    The Sorcerer's New Spoon (2012)
    Film (short) by Vancouver Film School writer, editor

  • Hypno Fixer Upper

    Hypno Fixer Upper (2012)
    Film (short) by Vancouver Film School writer, director, editor

  • Consenting Assaults

    Consenting Assaults (2007)
    Drama by Rolling Thunder Productions Writer, director, producer, editor, musical score

  • Smiling Shwitz

    Smiling Shwitz (2006)
    Film (short) by Rolling Thunder Productions writer, director


  • VFS

  • University of Calgary, University of Mount Royal, NAIT

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