Molly Vernon is a seasoned film and theatre professional in Houston, Texas with over 65 IMDb credits to her name. She is an award winning filmmaker and retired theatre and film professor who works as a Director, Assistant Director, Unit Production Manager, Production Coordinator, and Producer on local Texas films. Molly is also a noted writer and editor who has served on panels and adjudicated films at multiple festivals and judged the 48HFP, Splatterfest, and The Zone. Her team won the Houston 2011 48HFP with the short film COLD WAR which screened at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and her team won 1st Place in the 2014 Splatterfest competition with the short film THE VOID. In 2015 her short film RED PEARL won the Special Jury Award for Best Film Depicting Benefits to Man Kind from the International Space Station from NASA for the first NASA/CineSpace Contest has screened on PBS and won multiple awards at many festivals since. She is partnered with cinematographer Larry McKee in the production company Vernon-McKee, where they produced the faith-based short film INTO THE LIGHT, which has been picked up by Hewes Publishing LLC for distribution and has been placed with DirecTV. Also, Vernon-McKee worked on the science fiction short film BIOMASS which is doing well on the festival circuit and the short film ABIDE which won Best Film in the "Write of Passage" category and Best Actor at the 168 Film Festival.
  • Producer (3 Credits)
    LILLIAN2019
    Short
    Abide2017
    Short
    Red Pearl2015
    Short
  • Director (3 Credits)
    LILLIAN2019
    Short
    Abide2017
    Short
    Into the Light2016
    Short
  • Writer (2 Credits)
    LILLIAN2019
    Short
    Into the Light2016
    Short
Selection
Abide
Spiritual Vibe Film Festival
New York
2029
Award of Excellence Directing / Cinematography
Abide
Inspired Faith Film Festival
Atlanta, GA
2029
Finalist
LILLIAN
Butch Cassidy Film Festival
Helper
2020
Multiple Nominations
LILLIAN
Prison City Film Festival
Huntsville
2020
Winner - Best Film Independent Filmmaker, Best Actress Nominees for Shanae'a and Detria
LILLIAN
Mainstreet Short Film Festival at The Esquire
Carthage
2020
Selected
LILLIAN
Georgetown Film Festival
Georgetown
2020
Selection (Poster)
LILLIAN
Mammoth Lakes Film Festival
Mammoth Lakes
2020
Winner Best Southern States Short - Best Actress, Nominated - Southern States Best Film and Best DirectorDirector
LILLIAN
Southern States Indie FanFilmFest
Biloxi
2020
Selection
LILLIAN
El Paso Media Fest
El Paso
2020
Selection
LILLIAN
Worldwide Women's Film Festival
Phoenix
2020
Finalist
LILLIAN
Nacogdoches Film Festival
Nacogdoches
2020
Finalist
LILLIAN
Southeast Region Film Festival
Jacksonville
2020
Best in Fest
LILLIAN
Austin Indie Fest
Austin
2019
Best Costume Design, Finalist with Poster
LILLIAN
New York Cinematography Awards
New York
2019
Finalist
LILLIAN
International Women's Film Festival
Orlando
2019
Selection
LILLIAN
Austin Action Fest
Austin
2019
Selection
LILLIAN
Great Lakes International Shorts Festival
Erie
2019
Best Director - HM, Best Ensemble, Best original Score - HM, Best Western Short
LILLIAN
Global Awards Film Festival
Los Angeles
2019
Finalist
LILLIAN
CARE Awards
Parkersburg
2019
Selection
LILLIAN
Accolade Global Film Competition
La Jolla
2019
Selection
LILLIAN
Reel East Texas
Kilgore
2019
Selection
LILLIAN
Lost River Film Fest
San Marcos
2019
Best Short
LILLIAN
Cinemafest
Ellington
2019
Best Historical Drama
LILLIAN
Rivercity Underground Film Festival
San Antonio
2019
Best Short Film
Abide
Christian Life International Film Festival
Ontario
2018
Best Short Film
Abide
Christian Cinefest
Ellington
2018
Best Mini-Short
Abide
Christian Film Festival
Newport News
2018
Award of Merit
Abide
One-Reeler Short Film Competition
Los Angeles, CA
2018
Award of Merit
Abide
The Accolade Global Film Competition
La Jolla
2018
Selection
Abide
Cosmic Film Festival
Oviedo, FL
2018
Selection / Nomination for Best Actress
Abide
International Christian Film Festival
Orlando
2018
Best Redemptive Short
Abide
CARE Awards
Cairo
2018
Award of Merit
Abide
Accolade Global Film Competition
2018
Selection
Abide
Austin Indie Fest
Austin
2018
Selection
Abide
Spiritual Vibe Film Festival
New York City
2018
Semi-Finalist, Nominations for Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Child Actor/Actress
Into the Light
Greater Lakes Christian Film Festival
Buffalo
2017
Best "write of Passage" Film, Best Actor (Greg Dean)
Abide
168 Film Festival
Los Angeles
2017
Selection
Abide
Canadian International Faith & Family Film Festival
Toronto, ON
2016
Nominations for Best Alumni Film and Best Actress
Into the Light
168 Film Festival
Los Angeles
2016
Special Jury Award from NASA
Red Pearl
CineSpace
Houston, Texas
2015
Selection
Abide
FAM Fest International Film Festival
Rock Hill, SC
2009
Best Inspirational Short
Abide
Christian Family Film Festival
Ellington, NY
2005
Best Short Film, Best Director, Best Producers
Abide
Great Lakes Christian Film Festival
Buffalo, NY
2004
Selection
Abide
2018 Faith and Spirituality Shorts Film Festival
Missoula, MT
2004
Nominated for Best Short Screenplay
Into the Light
International Christian Film Festival
Orlando, FL
Platinum Remi Award
Into the Light
Worldfest
Houston, TX
Best Female Director (Best of Fest)
Into the Light
Inspired Faith Film Festival
Atlanta, GA
Selection - Poster
LILLIAN
Los Angeles CineFest
Los Angeles
Semi-Finalist
Into the Light
Los Angeles Cinefest
Los Angeles, CA
Birth Date
December 20, 1954
Current City
League City
Hometown
Houston
Gender
Female
Ethnicity
Caucasian
Zodiac Sign
Sagittarius
Married To
Scott Vernon
Children
August and Austin
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." -- Thomas Edison
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