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Leo Award Winner and Leo Award Nominated Candace Cruikshank is one of British Columbia’s most creative, highly skilled and innovative Costume Designers.  Her creative vision in the film and television industry spans over 25 years. Enjoying success across a wide variety of genres, Candace has been able to elevate the overall production’s look through her creative vision every time. From post-apocalyptic action stories to contemporary cowboy comedies, skateboarding series, award winning teenaged dramas to biographies, Sci-fi melodramas, zombie horror films and a highly anticipated family romance franchise with 13.5 billion minutes watched.  Each experience has contributed to Candace’s keen depth of understanding of her craft. She values the trust that cast, show-runners and networks have imparted in her and thrives in a collaborative, creative, positive atmosphere. Exceeding productions's expectations of the costume department and creating a harmonious, efficient working environment are Candace’s driving forces when taking on a show.  She is accountable, fiscally responsible and transparent in all her dealings.


Ms. Cruikshank’s ability to always deliver stems from her strong local knowledge and resources, her education and ability to communicate effectively, team lead and collaborate well with all departments, directors and producers.  


During Candace’s adolescence her family ran the movie theatre in the small town in which they resided. She learned how to run the projectors and after seeing the Costume Designer credit for the first time, the seed was planted.  Candace pursued a fashion merchandising education in Toronto at the International Academy of Merchandising and Design, graduated with highest honors and through a fortunate turn of events landed her first gig as the Truck Costumer on the series MADISON in Vancouver in 1994. In 1997, after working her way up through the costume department roles and more fortunate events, Candace was offered the Costume Design position on MADISON and her career was born.


When not working, Candace enjoys her new residence in Mission in the Fraser Valley where she loves hiking, gardening, kayaking and lakeside activities with her three dogs. When working and necessary Candace shares a townhouse with her two adult children in Burnaby, B.C, where she enjoys urban culture, big screen movies, shopping, concerts and plays.

Full C.V. & downloadable one page resume available.

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