A fashion photographer and a makeup artist shoot "behind the scenes" footage of their own relationship as they document the creative process in assembling a fine art photo project.
RYAN STILLER (played by Chris Alvarado) is a mid-level fashion photographer who has crafted a comfortable career shooting beautiful models. He has an idea for a more serious fine art project, but fears that no one will take him seriously.
OLIVIA FINCH (played by Carole Weyers) is a makeup artist on one of Ryan's fashion shoots. At the end of a long shooting day, he details his fine art concept and she offers to help, both as a model and as a makeup artist.
The two agree to partner on the project and soon develop a strong personal relationship along with their professional work.
Ryan was always interested in shooting video of the unfolding project, and Olivia suggests that they take the concept a step further and document the beginning of their personal relationship as well.
Through numerous cameras (ranging from a Canon 5D mk II to a Nikon D7000 to a Flip HD to an iPhone), the two document the ups and downs of their relationship, especially as it coincides with the highs and lows of their photo project.
In a film that unveils the the details of both a personal relationship and the creative process of a artistic work, we learn that whatever the failures of individual people, the camera never lies.
The film enjoyed a good run on the specialty festival circuit, and was one of the very first films on Vimeo's Video On Demand platform. We're excited to announce that Finding Focus will be available for free streaming early Summer 2015.