Darren Rudy grew up in Flagstaff, Arizona and became enamored with cinema at a young age. At 16 he was diagnosed with bone cancer, going through a year of chemotherapy and having an above knee amputation. It was then that he realized he wanted to become a filmmaker. He taught himself how to edit and saved up for a video camera, making video projects with classmates in high school, including a short of William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying. After high school, Darren studied film at the University of Arizona, graduating with a BFA in 2006. He met Chris Gunn in 2010, helping on Chris’s documentary, Changing Gears. They have collaborated several more times, but Blind Date is the first time they have written a piece together. Darren is a lifelong student of film and plans to continue to direct films.