Candice Vernon who some call The Pink Bandit has keen fashion sensibilities and has been known to read minds…sometimes. She’s also a former ad agency Executive Producer, turned Director hailing from the small, yet mighty island 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 superhero film…if anybody’s listening…

 

Candice’s filmmaking career kicked into high gear with her award winning short film, Make America Great?, which she wrote, directed, and produced. It screened in festivals world-wide, with write-ups appearing in The Hollywood ReporterDecider.com, and many other publications.  

 

She is now known for directing high profile celebrity, comedy, and documentary content. She got her first shot at celebrity content with The Dream Still Lives, a tribute video by Stevie Wonder & CAA, which she wrote and directed, for Martin Luther King Jr.s 50th anniversary of his passing, starring various celebrities such as The Obama’s, Common, Meryl Streep, Yara Shahidi, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, and many more. The video has garnered over 1 billion impressions to date. More recently she’s worked with Academy Award Winner Regina King, Sterling K.Brown, Simu Liu, and much more. Since directing commercials and branded content, she has directed for clients such as NBA2K, Svedka Vodka, Warner Media|HBO, P&G: Cascade, Unilever: Vaseline, Spotify, Hulu, BuzzFeed, Facebook Watch, Instagram, Chico’s and The Bob Marley Foundation to name a few. 

 

Candice is also the host and leader of Soho House West Hollywood’s Women In Film Club and is currently developing her debut feature film, and looking forward to directing her first episode of television. She received her BA in Film & TV from Temple University and currently resides in Los Angeles. Vernon is repped by Chromista for US Commercials and Branded Content.

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