Film Team

Adriana Marchione

Adriana Marchione, Director

has been involved in the arts for over thirty years as an award-winning filmmaker, dancer, photographer and is internationally recognized in her work as a movement-based expressive arts therapist and educator. Since 2002, Adriana has taught at the renowned Tamalpa Institute, WHEAT Institute in Canada and founded 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 including South by Southwest, Studio le théâtre du Corps in Paris, and the National Council on Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Adriana created When the Fall Comes in 2014, a performance project that culminated in a short film based on her own life story encountering intimate grief and loss. When the Fall Comes was translated into French and Korean and streamed in universities across America and Canada through Kanopy. She has been in recovery from alcoholism for 30 years and was awarded Artist of the Year by ‘In Recovery’ magazine in 2016. Find more about Marchione’s work,, and

Dianne Griffin

Dianne Griffin, Producer

is an award-winning international filmmaker based in San Francisco, California. Dianne’s documentary work is a doorway into how she looks at the world which has been deeply influenced by Zen Buddhism and a recovery practice. Her films have 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 shows. Traveling the world, she has created documentaries for organizations such as the United Nations, including White Hotel, shot in Eritrea, East Africa. Actively involved in the documentary community, Dianne teaches filmmaking including crowd-funding and social media marketing. She has juried the United Nations Association Film Festival at Stanford University for over 20 years. Dianne draws inspiration from the people around her, creating intimate connections and telling stories of dignity, suffering and compassion, which move us to act. / /