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Candice Vernon’s directing career kicked into high gear with her award winning short film, MAKE AMERICA GREAT? which she wrote, directed, and produced.  The film screened at festivals worldwide and received write-ups by The Hollywood Reporter and  Hand-picked by Stevie Wonder to direct THE DREAM STILL LIVES, celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Candice worked with The Obama’s, Stevie Wonder, Common, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Meryl Streep, and countless other entertainment luminaries.

Born in Jamaica, Candice also grew up in the USA, and Germany, providing her with a unique outlook on humans as subjects which sparked her passion for storytelling. She loves a good comedy-drama, and secretly wants to direct a superhero film…if anybody’s listening…


Known for her work in comedy, and documentary content with high profile celebrities (Academy Award Winner Regina King, improv queen Jenny Slate, Sterling K.Brown, Simu Liu), Candice has directed for NBA2K, Svedka Vodka, Warner Media|HBO, P&G: Cascade, Vaseline, Spotify, Hulu, and BuzzFeed.  Most recently she’s at the helm of TWO TRIALS, a feature length documentary surrounding the social justice cases of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. She received her BA in Film & TV from Temple University and currently resides in Los Angeles.




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  • Svedka Vodka | Svedka Goes Campaign| Cowboy & Wedding

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  • HBO|Warner Media|Color of Change | 2020 & The Great Disruptors

  • Spotify | Wrapped w/ Yara Shahidi

  • Walmart | EKO (Various Interactive Projects)

  • CAA | The Dream Still Lives PSA 





  • Two Trials | Feature Documentary 

  • LG OLED | Hanging With Kuz starring Kyle Kuzma & Travis “Taco” Bennet | Episodes 1-3

  • Cave Canem | Short Film (Thriller)

  • Make America Great? | Short Film

  • Three Months & A Baby | Pilot Presentation

  • Living Again | Pilot Presentation| Starring: Dawnn Lewis (A Different World) & T.C Carson (Living Single)




  • Audience Award Best Short Film | Make America Great? | Zero Film Festival

  • Audience Award Best Short Film | Make America Great? | National Black Film Festival

  • Audience Award Best Short Film | Make America Great? | Bill Johnson Film Festival

  • The Hollywood Reporter feature | ‘Make America Great?’ Short Film Imagines Trump-Era Dystopia

  • Decider feature | Afternoon Delight: ‘Make America Great?’ Imagines a Trump-Led Dystopia

  • Bronze Telly Award |, Don't Give Up

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