Creative-High

THE CREATIVE HIGH
(75 min) US
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Director: Adriana Marchione
Producer: Dianne Griffin

Description:

The Creative High conveys the emotional depth and search for meaning that accompanies the struggle to recover from addiction. This documentary showcases how art can be a guidepost, while delving into the artist’s challenge to maintain equilibrium before and after recovery. Seeking an alternative “high” through creativity, the film offers a portal into the aliveness and spiritual connection often sought through drugs and alcohol. Bringing the viewer into the worlds of hip-hop, drag performance, punk music, theater, and visual art; The Creative High projects a message of hope in an ailing world.

Biographies:

Adriana Marchione has been involved in the arts for over thirty years as a filmmaker, dancer, and photographer. She is internationally recognized for her work as a movement-based expressive arts therapist and educator. Since 2002, Adriana has taught at the renowned Tamalpa Institute, the WHEAT Institute in Canada, and her own wellness center in San Francisco. She has presented her creative healing approach – with a focus on addiction, eating disorders, trauma, and grief – at festivals, conferences, and treatment centers. In 2014, Adriana created “When the Fall Comes,” a performance project that culminated in a short film, based on her own story of encountering intimate grief and loss.

Dianne Griffin is an award-winning international filmmaker. Her films have been screened at film festivals worldwide, broadcast on PBS, and distributed theatrically and on streaming platforms. Dianne’s documentary, Painted Nails, follows a Vietnamese salon owner’s life-changing journey, premiering to standing ovations and sold-out crowds. Traveling the world, she has created documentaries for organizations such as the United Nations, including the film, White Hotel, shot in Eritrea, East Africa. Actively involved in the documentary community, Dianne teaches courses in filmmaking that include crowd-funding and social media marketing. She has been a juror for UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival) at Stanford University for over twenty years.

Contact Information:

w: https://thecreativehigh.com
e: thecreativehighfilm@gmail.com






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- THE 3 CRICKETEERS
- 12TH HOUR
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- ALLERGY ALERT: PARANOIA IN OUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
- THE AMERICAN DREAM AND OTHER FAIRY TALES
- AMERICAN JUSTICE ON TRIAL
- ANGOLA DO YOU HEAR US? VOICES FROM A PLANTATION PRISON
- APART
- THE ASSASSINATION OF ANNA. CRIME WITHOUT PUNISHMENT
- ATTICA
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- BREE WAYY: PROMISE, WITNESS, REMEMBRANCE
- BUTTERFLY, BUTTERFLY
- THE CHILDREN IN THE PICTURES
- CODED BIAS
- COEXIST
- COVID CENTURY
- THE CREATIVE HIGH
- CROSSINGS
- A DECENT HOME
- ENDURING DEMOCRACY: THE MONTEREY PETITION
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- FLY SO FAR
- FOG
- FOR THE BEES
- THE GHOSTS OF THE MOUNTAINS
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- THE JANES
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- RICOCHET
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- SAVING MINDS
- SENTINELS
- SIGN THE SHOW
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- THE SPACE BETWEEN US
- STREET REPORTER
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