Actively Not

A young cocaine addict must give up drugs to maintain the relationship with her responsible boyfriend. Based on the short story by Sarah Saweikis.
Grant Deliberto
Chicago, Illinois
United States
1 Team Member

Hello and Welcome to the "Actively Not" fundraising camapaign! We are a small independent group of filmmakers adapting a short story by Sarah Saweikis in hopes to hit the national film festival circuit. 

Take a second to look through our page, and help us fund Sarah's incredible story about finding healthy addictions in life.

The Story

    A young cocaine addict must give up drugs and recklessness to maintain the relationship with her responsible boyfriend. Although she can, she feels dissociated from her true self, “actively not” living her life, as she works with her therapist and boyfriend to maintain sobriety. Though she tries to move on, her past life of drinking, cocaine fueled motorcycle rides, and sexual promiscuity refuse to let her go. Based on Sarah's short story. 


Meet the Team

Writer - Sarah Saweikis 

A student at UIC, Sarah has perfected the craft of storytelling through her deep development of character and commitment to the craft of self-expression. Honing skills and inspiring others, she has been involved in UIC's network of creative writers, and is already stepping into the professional world. With correspondence from publishers in the field, Sarah is sure to be a compelling force in the field of fiction writing. 

Director – Grant Deliberto

An English Student at UIC, Grant is looking to move to Los Angeles to pursue his career as a film director. He has made countless films since his early days in High School, and continues to innovate and improve both the storytelling functions and technical aspects of his films. A Chicago native, he can't wait to experience a winter without the blundering Chicago weather!

Producer – Megan Swanson

Megan has taken an interest in the arts from an early age. From musicals to films, and photography to scriptwriting, she has always taken part in creation and production. A native of Wheaton, Illinois, she attended Glenbard South High school and is currently working on a film degree at DePaul's Digital Cinema Program in Chicago.

Director of Photography – David Rohlf

From picking up the camera at the tender age of 13, to his first aired commerical before his 18th birthday, David has always been drawn to cameras and the mystery and expression which they offer. Some of his favorite examples of cinematography include Seven Pounds, Pursuit of Happiness, and Inception.


What Funding Will Go Towards

If you contribute to this film, you will be helping out with the following:

  • Location Fees
  • Costumes/Set Design
  • Craft Services (Food for the actors)
  • Film Equipment

Other Ways You Can Help

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