Born and raised in NYC, Johnny Sweet graduated from Syracuse University in 2003. He was an Emmy Award winning feature producer at ESPN for 10 years, primarily covering the NBA and the NFL. In 2016 Sweet directed his first film, "Vick" which won the Associated Press Sports Editor Award for journalism. His second documentary, "Quiet Storm: The Ron Artest Story," was released in May 2019 on Showtime. The film received critical acclaim, winning "Best Documentary" at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and the Cleveland International Film Festival. The film was also accepted into Hot Docs and Big Sky Film Festival.
Best Documentary - Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Best Documentary - Cleveland International Film Festival
Best Documentary - Associated Press Sports Editors