Wes Ball

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Wes Ball
Wes Ball (14758598956).jpg
Ball in July 2014
Born (1980-10-28) October 28, 1980 (age 38)
Alma materFSU College of Motion Picture Arts
OccupationFilm director, visual effects artist, graphic artist

Wes Ball (born October 28, 1980) is an American film director, visual effects artist and graphic artist. He attended Crescent City Jr./Sr. High School and graduated in 1999. He graduated from the Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts with a BFA in 2002.[1] He is best known for directing the 2014 film The Maze Runner, based on James Dashner's novel.[2] Ball also directed the sequel, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, which opened in theaters on September 18, 2015, and the third film, Maze Runner: The Death Cure.

Ball is attached to direct a film adaptation of Fall of Gods, a crowdfunded illustrated novel from Denmark-based Mood Studios.[3]

Feature Films[edit]

Year Title Director Producer Notes
2014 The Maze Runner Yes Directorial Debut
2015 Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Yes executive
2018 Maze Runner: The Death Cure[4] Yes Yes
TBA Mouse Guard Yes Yes Announced[5]

Short Films[edit]

Year Title
Director Writer Editor
2002 Jacob: The Movie Yes Yes
A Work in Progress Yes Yes Yes
2011 Ruin Yes Yes Yes


  1. ^ McKaig, Nick (September 23, 2014). "#1 Box Office film directed by FSU Film alum". Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts. Retrieved September 9, 2015.
  2. ^ Taylor, Ella (9 September 2014). "Film Review: 'The Maze Runner'". Variety. Retrieved 14 September 2014.
  3. ^ Kit, Borys (August 25, 2015). "'Maze Runner' Director to Tackle Norse Mythology With 'Fall of Gods' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 9, 2015.
  4. ^ McNary, Dave; Chi, Paul (September 16, 2015). "Wes Ball Returning to Direct Third 'Maze Runner'". Variety. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  5. ^ Foutch, Haleigh (April 6, 2018). "Wes Ball Discusses His 'Mouse Guard' Adaptation, Says It Will Probably Be His Next Movie". Collider. Retrieved January 26, 2019.

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