What do LeBron James, the Jackson Five, and the best birthday cake ever have in common? They’re all right here as director Sheldon Candis answers Five Questions with SCREEN. A cornerstone of the Quriosity Productions directorial roster, Sheldon has quickly become one of the most sought-after directors in the country, amid collaborations with Ava DuVernay, LeBron James (see below), Charles Barkley and more. Ready for Five Questions? Let’s get to it!
SCREEN: If you could be a part of one band or musical group in history, what would it be?
SHELDON: The Jackson 5. To get to play music with my brothers within the moment of my boyhood wonderment and touch the world with it. Priceless.
SCREEN: What actor would you cast to play you in the studio movie of your life?
SHELDON: I’d cast myself. No one’s lived it like I have. Based on a true story. Coming soon.
SCREEN: Most famous person you’ve ever met?
SHELDON: LeBron James. We worked together. Lebron executive produced my ‘movie within a video game’ for NBA 2K 20 WHEN THE LIGHTS ARE BRIGHTEST starring Idris Elba and Rosario Dawson.
Editor’s Note: Here’s the epic trailer to Sheldon’s collaboration with LeBron and a star-studded cast…
SCREEN: Best birthday present ever?
SHELDON: As a kid growing up in Baltimore in the late 80’s. A Baskin & Robbins ice cream birthday cake – bar none the best ever!
SCREEN: What’s the best thing you ever ate?
SHELDON: Fat Belly Tuna Sushi at 5:30 am inside the world famous Tokyo Tsukiji Fish Market.
Editor’s Note: Here is an epic walk through that famous street market…
SCREEN: If you could fix one thing, what would you fix?
SHELDON: Human Suffering.
SCREEN: Weekend getaway. Anywhere. Where to?
SHELDON: Tokyo. It literally feels like you travel to the future. The people, the food, the clothes, the culture, the architecture, the vibe… there’s no place on Earth like Tokyo.
SCREEN: You can only be a fan of one sports team. Which one?
SHELDON: Lakers. I loved Michael Jordan as a kid, but Magic Johnson was my favorite. He made basketball a fast moving ballet of art.