michele atkins short film SWEET MERCY was inspired by time volunteering at a dance for persons with learning and physical disabilities. Sweet Mercy's lead character, Fuzzy, is a person with Down’s syndrome. His brother, Harold, struggles for the answers to change and happiness. Fuzzy naturally looks on the bright side; always finding the hope in hopeless situations. Harold’s agony enables him to receive it. Their love, although complicated, is the connecting point.
As with all of michele’s projects, the prep and shoot for SWEET MERCY involved careful planning from vetting the script at different writer groups, to casting and scouting to find the right fit for her vision. The result is a riveting character study and a story of complicated brotherly love. Stay tuned for where to view this passion project.