© 2019 by Candice Vallantin 

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"Sometimes you have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself."

- Miles Davis

In 2018, my first short film, MONDAY, was screened in more than 14 festivals around the world and won best Experimental Short Film at the Oregon Short Film Festival in the United States.

Since then, I´ve been working on a 52 minute documentary about a young Indian photographer, Sujatro Ghosh, who is taking photos of women wearing cow masks as a way to ask, “Is it safer to be a cow than a woman in India?” Holy Cow is set for release on Al Jazeera´s Documentary Network in 2019.

 

Before working as a filmmaker, I was a freelance journalist, working for some of Canada´s largest newspapers and magazines including The Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail.

I also spent one year living in Ethiopia as the communications strategist for a Canadian NGO called imagine1day, where I was responsible for documenting the organization´s success stories around the country. From there I moved to Madrid and joined a multinational technology company called Amadeus. In my role as communications manager, I worked with developers and business leaders to craft global news stories.

Throughout these many adventures, I´ve learned that the best ideas are often the simplest ones; that great stories can be found in the most unexpected places; and that sometimes, images and sound can convey emotions and ignite empathy in a way that words alone simply can´t.

I was born in France, raised in Vancouver, Canada, and I'm fluent in English, French and Spanish. I've lived and worked in six countries spanning four continents.

I´m at my best when I´m contributing to a team of inspiring, curious, and creative people who are on a mission to frame beauty in the world so that others can see it too.

Top three strengths
  • Writing great copy
  • Developing creative concepts that win clients over

  • Producing films and solving problems with a calm head and a great laugh

(in English, Spanish or French!)