Sheldon Candis, Writer and Director

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Sheldon Candis is a graduate of the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. He is an award-winning director who recently directed the DADication documentary. He created and directed the docu-series “I Will What I Want,” a cinematic portrait of phenom Misty Copeland for Under Armour. Mr. Candis’ documentary, The Dwelling, chronicles the lives of two homeless men living along Tokyo’s Sumida Gawa (distributed by Scion and Giant Robot magazine). Mr. Candis’ feature directorial debut LUV premiered in Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival. The ensemble cast included Common, Charles S. Dutton, Dennis Haysbert, Danny Glover, Meagan Good, Michael K. Williams, and Michael Rainey Jr., an 11-year-old breakout talent.

Mr. Candis directed and produced the feature-length documentary Baltimore Boys for the prestigious ESPN 30 for 30 original films. This was an inspiring story of the greatest high school basketball team ever, which achieved a 59-0 record over two undefeated seasons and produced four NBA players, David Wingate, Reggie Williams, Boston Celtic’s Reggie Lewis, and Tyrone ‘Muggsy’ Bogues. Mr. Candis’ high impact storytelling has translated effectively into the short form ad world as well. Mr. Candis is directing the Everfi and Wondros docuseries “Dreams,” which chronicles the untold stories of African American history through the narrative storyteller point of view of today’s youth (produced by Charles Barkley).

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