Baltimore native Sheldon Candis is a graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Candis created and directed the docu-series ‘I WILL WHAT I WANTʼ, a cinematic portrait of ballet phenom Misty Copeland for Under Armour. Candisʼdocumentary THE DWELLING, chronicles the lives of two homeless men living along Tokyo’s Sumida Gawa. The film is being distributed by Scion and Giant Robot magazine.
Candis directed and produced the feature length documentary BALTIMORE BOYS for the prestigious ESPN 30 for 30 original films. The inspiring story of the greatest high school basketball team ever; the 1981ʼ-83ʼ Dunbar Poets that achieved a 59-0 record over two undefeated seasons and produced four NBA players in David Wingate, Reggie Williams, Boston Celtic great Reggie Lewis, and a 5ʼ3” tiny dynamo named Tyrone ‘Muggsyʼ Bogues.
Candisʼ accolades donʼt solely apply to long form filmmaking. His high impact storytelling has translated effectively into the short form ad world doing culture defining campaigns for the likes of Ford, Beats, Honda, Walmart, and Microsoft.
Currently, Candis is directing the Everfi and Wondros docu-series DREAMS, chronicling the untold stories of African American history through the narrative storyteller point of view of todayʼs youth. Produced by Charles Barkley.