We cannot make truth, it is our business only to find it... and to illuminate it.
— Dr. Samuel Johnson

McKay Daines

Writer, Producer, Director

McKay Daines is a DGA award-winning director, writer, and producer. His resume and expertise in film- making span over two decades and include feature films, documentaries, advertising campaigns, and cable television shows. 

In 2018 he finished the pilot to Shadow Wolves a new international television series that he wrote, directed and is an Executive Producer on. It is based on McKay’s original script and stars Thomas Gibson of Crimi- nal Minds, Cody Walker of The Fast and the Furious, Louise Lombard of CSI, and the only Native American Academy Award nominee in history Graham Greene. It is being announced worldwide in Summer of 2018. www.shadowwolves.tv.

In 2017 he was the writer, director, Executive Producer of the new pilot for the Michael Vey TV series based on the international bestselling books by Richard Paul Evans and starting John Shea and Louise Lombard. He was also the director and producer of the award-winning documentary True Iran which premiered at the U.S. Capitol and has been seen by over 300 million people in the middle east and Europe.

Among his most notable past accomplishments include the SyFy original movie Age of the Dragons (2011), Heber Holiday(2007), The Dance (2007) and the award-winning documentary series The Abolitionists (2016). 

During his career, Daines’ films have been awarded the the Best of Fest and Best Feature Film Audience Awards at the 2007 Temecula Valley International Film Festival (Shooting Star); the opening night Gala Pre- mier film and winner of the Best Narrative Film Award at the 2008 Foursome Film Festival (Heber Holiday); the Storyteller Award at the 2006 Redemptive Film Festival (The Dance); and the Best Documentary winner of both the American Film Renaissance Film Festival and the Liberty Film Festival (In the Face of Evil). Daines also produced the feature film Friends for Life which garnered 30 independent film awards.