THE CREATIVE HIGH

Nine Artists in recovery from addiction are transformed by creativity in their turbulent search for identity and freedom.

A Documentary Film
Directed by Adriana Marchione
Produced by Dianne Griffin

THE CREATIVE HIGH

A documentary film

Directed by Adriana Marchione

Produced by Dianne Griffin

Nine Artists in recovery from addiction are transformed by creativity in their turbulent search for identity and freedom.

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Official Selection 2022 LA
Skyline Indie

‘Special Jury Prize for Excellence in American Profiles’, San Francisco Independent Festival
‘Carry the Message, Special Recognition Award’, Thin Line Film and Music Festival
‘Best Documentary Feature Award’, Sacramento World Film Festival

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Columbia Film Festival 2022
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the thin line festival 2022
AWARD WINNER Sacramento World Film Festival April 2022
NOVA-2022
Nevada Womens Film Festival 2022
Kansas Arthouse Festival 2021
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‘Special Jury Prize for Excellence in American Profiles’, SF Indie Festival
‘Carry the Message, Special Recognition Award’, Thin Line Film & Music Fest
‘Best Documentary Feature Award’, Sacramento World Film Festival

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“One needn’t be in recovery or an artist to experience the transformative power of art. The Creative High  taps into our basic, profound impulses to reveal, rage, let go, vent, invent and reinvent. That is, to create and express.”  — Michael Fox, Journalist, Film Critic, KQED

The Creative High  is a moving testimony to the power of healing through art, authenticity, and connection. These stories help counter the romantic notion that one 'has to suffer to be creative' and illustrates instead that it is the transformation of suffering into art that is truly creative.”  — Susan Raeburn, PhD, Clinical Psychologist