[You’re Invited] Join Us For the Worldwide Premiere of Short Film Authentics – Featuring SMART Recovery

Authentics is a new dramatic film about addiction and recovery, and the first film to feature SMART Recovery in its storyline. We are pleased to announce its worldwide premiere and online watch party happening this week!

Online Watch Party Details:

During the premiere, members of SMART Recovery’s National Office, SMART volunteers and community members across six continents, as well as the producer of the film, Daniel Stine, and lead actress, Haley Leary, will be LIVE chatting and interacting with our worldwide viewers.

Authentics will remain permanently on our YouTube channel following this premiere for online viewing.

This film was written and directed by Daniel Stine of Rising Act Films and made possible by the generous support of The Chris and Debbie Swain Charitable Foundation.

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Watch the Online Premiere


About the Film

Authentics is a 25-minute film that was shot with professional actors in and around Atlanta. It centers around a young photographer struggling with addiction who books a job to shoot a wedding. She meets a man who is no stranger to addiction himself and who gently introduces her to the principles of SMART Recovery. He inspires her to change and, in the process, he changes too.

From the producer of the film, Daniel Stine:
“Everyone has been touched by addiction in some way or another. SMART Recovery not only reveals the light at the end of the tunnel for those struggling, but it provides them with tangible ways to get to that light. I hope this film not only captures a little bit of the SMART Recovery spirit, but I hope it introduces new people to what they are all about through the unique format of storytelling. With this film, we hope to be a little part of SMART Recovery’s continual growth.”


What People are Saying

We are pleased to have been involved with this production. We hope the message will hit home with some of the viewers, motivating them to engage with SMART Recovery to help repair their lives. If this film helps to change just one life, we will consider our investment to have been a great success.
– Chris & Debbie Swain of The Chris & Debbie Swain Foundation 

I saw the early screening for this and the movie was incredibly moving and well-done … it is the most honest portrayal of addiction I have seen in a movie.
– Bon Phone

I love this film! Truly amazing work! Thank you Daniel Stine and Rachel Hendrix [producers], et al! Beautifully done! 
– Lorie H. 

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