Candice, a Writer/Director, and all around Creative Thinker, has always been a natural leader, hailing from the small parish of St Ann, Jamaica. Having grown up in three different countries (Jamaica, US, and Germany) gave her a unique experience and outlook on humans as subjects, which sparked her interest in storytelling. In her junior year at Temple University’s renown film program she co-founded her first production company APE Films, directing a range of projects, including the 8th Annual Philly Music Awards, video bio’s for local celebrity musicians/entertainers, and a PSA for the city of Philadelphia’s fire safety campaign, “Take It Outside”.
Soon after receiving her B.A., Miss Vernon began her career casting for film and television, on productions such as Mad Men, Across the Universe, and Law and Order: Criminal Intent. In the interim she wrote, directed, and produced a narrative short film Apartment 309 co-starring actor/rapper Ice-T. The film screened at several film festivals in North America, which led to a 1-year license in her home country on TVJ (Television Jamaica) and several screenings at HBO. Taking a detour from directing for several years, Miss Vernon became an Executive Producer in Advertising Content Production with clients such as The Dollar Shave Club, Time Warner Cable, Jockey, and many more. While producing national TV spots, Miss Vernon also co created and produced two TV pilots as well as a feature documentary. Most recently she has left the world of corporate Advertising to return to writing and directing. Within months of her departure two of her episodic projects were selected as semi finalists for the Sundance New Voices Lab. Shortly after Candice wrote, directed, and produced “Make America Great?” an award winning short film, with write-ups appearing in The Hollywood Reporter, Decider.com, and other publications. The film has screened worldwide having played at numerous film festivals and counting.
Candice is currently in development for her first feature film More Alive, penning the first season of her web series, Finding Jane and other TV projects in development. Creating stirring and engaging narrative content is a love of hers and is evident in all of her work and partnerships to date. She looks forward to creating thought provoking and entertaining content on all screens.