Candice Vernon has keen fashion sensibilities and is a mind reader…sometimes.
She’s also a former ad agency Executive Producer, turned Director hailing from the small parish of St Ann, Jamaica. Having grown up in three different countries, Jamaica, USA, and Germany, gave her a uniquely diverse experience and outlook on humans as subjects, which sparked her interest in storytelling. She loves a good comedy-drama, and secretly wants to direct a super hero film..hint hint.
Vernon’s award winning short film, Make America Great?, which she wrote, directed, and produced screened in festivals world-wide, including the Cannes Short Film Corner, winning the Audience Award for Best Short at the Zero Film Festival and The National Black Film Festival, with write-ups appearing in The Hollywood Reporter, Decider.com, and other publications. She has directed and produced for clients such as Instagram, The Dollar Shave Club, Jockey, Time Warner Cable and The Bob Marley Foundation. Most notably she wrote and directed, The Dream Still Lives, a tribute video by Stevie Wonder & CAA, for Martin Luther King Jr.s 50th anniversary of his passing, starring various celebrities such as The Obama’s, Common, Meryl Streep, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, and many more. The video has garnered over 1 billion impressions to date.
Vernon is also the host and leader of Soho House West Hollywood’s Women In Film Club and is currently campaigning for an invitation to Oprah’s yearly Sunday brunch, but until then she’s developing a TV pilot, Three Months & A Baby, with Anonymous Content, based on her series of the same name, which was a semi-finalist at the Sundance New Voices Lab. She’s also in various stages of production for several projects including short form, features, and a brand new monthly film & music event called Pur Vibes in Silver Lake Los Angeles. She received her BA in Film & TV from Temple University and currently resides in Los Angeles. Now let’s get her to Aunty O’s.