SYNOPSIS: Anne is a successful business woman and single mother, who juggles the demands of her merchandising company. Anne’s at the top of her game, working with music and sports celebrities, but her world is thrown into turmoil when she makes an impulsive business decision and takes on the wrong type of client.
Owed enormous amounts in commissions from the new venture, Anne’s company begins to drown in debt. When every attempt to turn things around fails, Anne’s employees walk out on her and she has to shut down her company. Unable to pay the rent on her apartment while struggling to find work, , Anne is on the verge of a nervous breakdown, Anne’s primal instincts kick in: she has to find some way to survive.
Help comes from the unlikeliest of people, when a stranger encourages her to return to an acting career she had left behind. Anne decides to take a leap of faith, hoping to find her sweet spot. The mysterious mentor not only helps her get started, but becomes her staunchest supporter – until he dies suddenly. Anne’s world is thrown into turmoil once more, and her chances of realizing her dreams look shakier than ever.
Anne begins to have strange dreams, visions, and again questions her sanity when she also hears a mysterious voice that tells her to write down a special message. Broke and afraid, Anne begins to write everything that’s been swirling around in her head. She’s practically out of control, in a trance, translating everything that the voice reveals to her. Has Anne lost her mind? Or is she on the verge of a breakthrough and finally finding her sweet spot?
MISSION STATEMENT: Finding The Sweet Spot is the first feature film produced by Ozzie Stewart. It is an expedition into the original story from the novel by the same name, also with published. A story that encompasses many issues related to women as well as men, whether 18, 46, or 65, spiritual or religious. One that is punctuated with humor in the depths of serious challenges. Finding…. We hope the audience leaves inspired, energized to act, introspective of their own life’s journeys and that it helps to give closure to their trials and tribulations and closure which draws recovery, to move forward in life. Lastly, we hope the film encourages us all to be present for others in need.
FINDING THE SWEET SPOT (TRAILER) shot in 2 1/2 days, has received many reviews by quite a number of people from all over the world, which moved her to push forward with the film. Since then Ozzie has been honing the script.
Check out what people are saying about ‘Finding…’
“impressive, made me cry, I look forward to seeing the whole thing”: Australia
“intensely riveting”: Alabama
“powerful, promising, interesting, organic, gripping, great plot, awesome storyline, WOW!” ; “it reminds me of films like In America and The Visitor”: CA
“on the edge, real”: Germany
“good story arc, denouncement and pronouncement”: Hawaii
”best trailer I’ve seen in a long time, really great reel” ; “sumptuous, sensuous, still gritty and real real”: La
“captures and holds my interest”: MA
“looks promising”: Netherlands
”I cried”: NJ
“I stayed up till 3:30am just to see this and do not regret it” ; “wonderfully rich yet painful”: NYC
“others can see that this is special”: Singapore
“wanting to see more”: United Kingdom
“loved the tension”: VA
“very well done, enjoyed it”: WA
ONLINE REVIEWER: “Finding The Sweet Spot will get even the most self assured viewer reflecting and thinking about their own lives and experiences and isn’t that what film is all about, connecting with the audience, dragging them into the story and enabling them to take the journey alongside the protagonist. Film is an excellent and effective communicator and Finding The Sweet Spot looks to be an excellent film”.
Here are some stills from the shoot: STAY TUNED FOR MORE!!
Office scene where Anne gets the news of her friend’s death.
Director: PC with 1st AD/Producer: SF
Team Three on the prowl for location…hot buns anyone?
Director: PC, 1st AD/Producer: SF, Production Asst: SC
Setting up the ’Let’s have lunch’ scene with Earl checking his lines
while Anne gets prepped.
Earl: JO, Anne: LR, Writer:Ozzie, 1st AD/Prod: SF
Downtime in the park on a beautiful day, when Sound meets Make-up
Check out Jay’s buttons close-up
Sound: JC, Make-up: JP
…..and they’re both named SEAN!!
SOFT SHOES: ”I see you! Don’t make me have to kick your butts! Now, lights, camera, action!”
2 Heads are better than 1
Camera: JH + 1st AD/Producer/Cutie : SF