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.
  • Director (3 Credits)
    LILLIAN2019
    Short
    Abide2017
    Short
    Into the Light2016
    Short
  • Producer (3 Credits)
    LILLIAN2019
    Short
    Abide2017
    Short
    Red Pearl2015
    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
Selection
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Hollywood Dreams Annual International FF
Las Vegas
2021
Selection
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Austin Revolution Film Festival
Austin
2021
Selected
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The Galveston Island Film Festival and Conference
Galveston
2021
Nominated, Best XL Short
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Clean Shorts Film Festival
Choctaw
2021
Winner, Director's Choice Best Female Filmmaker
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Cowpokes International Film Festival
Electra
2021
Winner, Best Western Short, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Director's Choice Best Female Filmmaker
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Sunny Side Up Film Festival
Miami
2021
Winner, Best Short
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Grapevine Film Festival
Grapevine
2021
Winner, Best Woman's Film - Finalist for Best Short
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BEYOND THE CURVE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Paris
2021
Winner, Best poster
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Redwood Shorts & Scripts
2021
Winner, Best International Short
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Niagara Falls Indie Film Festival
2021
Nomination for Best Supporting Actress for Detria Ward
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Content2020 Film Festival & Media Summit
Poole
2020
Winner, Best Western Short; Runner Up for Best Short Film
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Independent Shorts Awards
Los Angeles
2020
Finalist
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LA INDIE
Los Angles
2020
Winner, Best Western Short - Honorable Mention
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ElderHall Texas Independent Film Festival
Blanco, Texas
2020
Winner, Best Female Director
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Phoenix Monthly Short Film Festival
Phoenix
2020
Winner, Best Western Film
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Oniros Film Awards® - New York
New York
2020
Winner, Best Poster
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Out of the Can Film Festival
Derby
2020
Best Action Sequence (Bronze), Best Costumes (Bronze)
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Global Independent Film Awards
Online
2020
Finalist
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LA Live Film Festival
Los Angeles
2020
Selection
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PressPlay international Film Festival
Dallas
2020
Best Short (overall), Best Western, Best Female Director, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Score
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Indie Short Fest
Los Angeles
2020
12 wins and 14 nominations
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The Wild Bunch Film Festival
Wilcox
2020
Winner, Best Producer
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Munich Film Awards
Munich
2020
Selection
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San Antonio Film Festival
San Antonio
2020
Several Wins and Nominations
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Great Lakes Christian Film Festival
Buffalo
2020
Winner, 11 awards
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IndieX Film Fest
Los Angeles
2020
Selection
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Ft. Worth Indie Film Showcase
Ft. Worth
2020
Finalist, Best Film of Festival
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Couch Film Festival
Toronto
2020
Winner Best Female Director, Director's Award
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Inspired Faith Film Festival
Online
2020
Selection
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Shutter Speed Film Festival
Arlington
2020
Selection
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Victoria Film Festival
Victoria
2020
Selection
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Southern Margins International Short Film Festival
Clemons
2020
Winner, Best Action Short and Runner UP for Best Actress
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Southeast Region Film Festival
Jacksonville
2020
Finalist
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Nacogdoches Film Festival
Nacogdoches
2020
Winner, Best Texas Story
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Georgetown Film Festival
Georgetown
2020
Best Narrative Short, Best Supporting Actress and 8 more nominations
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Prison City Film Festival
Huntsville
2020
Winner - Best Film Independent Filmmaker, Best Actress Nominees for Shanae'a and Detria
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Mainstreet Short Film Festival at The Esquire
Carthage
2020
Finalist
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Butch Cassidy Film Festival
Helper
2020
Selection
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Mammoth Lakes Film Festival
Mammoth Lakes
2020
Winner Best Southern States Short - Best Actress, Nominated - Southern States Best Film and Best DirectorDirector
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Southern States Indie FanFilmFest
Biloxi
2020
Selection
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El Paso Media Fest
El Paso
2020
Selection
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Worldwide Women's Film Festival
Phoenix
2020
Winner, Best Historical Drama
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Rivercity Underground Film Festival
San Antonio
2019
Finalist
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CARE Awards
Parkersburg
2019
Winner - Best Costume Design, Finalist with Poster
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New York Cinematography Awards
New York
2019
Finalist
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International Women's Film Festival
Orlando
2019
Selection
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Austin Action Fest
Austin
2019
Selection
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Great Lakes International Shorts Festival
Erie
2019
Winner, Best Director - HM, Best Ensemble, Best original Score - HM, Best Western Short
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Global Awards Film Festival
Los Angeles
2019
Winner - Best in Fest, Best Makeup
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Austin Indie Fest
Austin
2019
Winner - Merit: Film Short, Merit: Women Filmmakers
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Accolade Global Film Competition
La Jolla
2019
Selection
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Reel East Texas
Kilgore
2019
Selection
LILLIAN
Lost River Film Fest
San Marcos
2019
Winner, Best Short
LILLIAN
Cinemafest
Ellington
2019
Selection
Abide
Austin Indie Fest
Austin
2018
Award of Merit
Abide
One-Reeler Short Film Competition
Los Angeles, CA
2018
Selection
Abide
Cosmic Film Festival
Oviedo, FL
2018
Award of Merit
Abide
Accolade Global Film Competition
2018
Best Short Film
Abide
Christian Life International Film Festival
Ontario
2018
Best Redemptive Short
Abide
CARE Awards
Cairo
2018
Selection
Abide
Spiritual Vibe Film Festival
New York City
2018
Selection / Nomination for Best Actress
Abide
International Christian Film Festival
Orlando
2018
Award of Merit
Abide
The Accolade Global Film Competition
La Jolla
2018
Best Mini-Short
Abide
Christian Film Festival
Newport News
2018
Best Short Film
Abide
Christian Cinefest
Ellington
2018
Best "write of Passage" Film, Best Actor (Greg Dean)
Abide
168 Film Festival
Los Angeles
2017
Semi-Finalist, Nominations for Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Child Actor/Actress
Into the Light
Greater Lakes Christian Film Festival
Buffalo
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
Best Short
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Christian Family Film Festival
Selection - Poster
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Los Angeles CineFest
Los Angeles
Semi-Finalist
Into the Light
Los Angeles Cinefest
Los Angeles, CA
Platinum Remi Award
Into the Light
Worldfest
Houston, TX
Nominated for Best Short Screenplay
Into the Light
International Christian Film Festival
Orlando, FL
Best Female Director (Best of Fest)
Into the Light
Inspired Faith Film Festival
Atlanta, GA
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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