Positive: From a dream to the film

The idea for Positive came to writer and director Lauren Lox in a dream about her friend and collaborative film partner Sheilava. In a few hours the script was finished and in less than two weeks the pair of female producers put together a small crew and decided to film the idea in one shot to submit to the 2020 Single-Take Challenge on Film Freeway. A second, slightly shorter version is currently being edited!

Cast And Crew


Executive Producer, Actress, Composer

Sheilava (Sheila Victoria Anne) is an award-winning indie film composer, producer, and singer/songwriter based in Austin, TX. She studied Music Performance at the University of Houston, completed her Master's at the University of New Mexico, and is known for her work on Dawn (2020), The Charleston Twins (2019), Camp Grenada (2019), and Matched Imperfections (2018). Her passion is collaborating and combining multiple art forms to bring stories, dreams, and ideas to life. Outside of writing, directing, acting, modeling, and performing live music, she also enjoys producing and hosting indie film & music festivals, teaching private music lessons in her home studio, and mentoring at-risk and underprivileged kids through the nonprofit organization Anthropos Arts.

Lauren Lox

Producer, Director, Writer, Editor

Lauren Lox hails from Austin, Texas, the live music capital of the world. Born a creator, she began acting at age seven. She has since appeared in numerous films such as Brunch (2017), Cleanse (2018) and written/directed the films Dawn (2020) and Fate (2017). After earning a communications degree from the University of Houston and a quick stint running a PR firm, she found a familiar escape through turning back to the creativity residing in her bones and thus launched into the world of filmmaking. While acting is her primary forte, she sometimes steps on the other side of the lens.

Anton Savenko

Director of Photography

Originally from Ukraine, Anton Savenko is an award winning cinematographer with a keen eye and a steady hand. Savenko moved to the U.S. to immerse himself among lucrative creatives in Austin’s booming film industry. He’s had the honor of working alongside countless noteworthy Producers and Directors throughout the Texas indie scene including Erik Bernard, Christine Chen, Brian Burns, and Ali Alkhafaji. With a humble nature and an endless work ethic, Savenko brings utmost passion and dedication to each and every project. Outside of making films, he wholly enjoys capturing live shows and events including episodes of Dr. Phil, Austin Spurs Basketball games, Austin Music Live’s weekly concert series, and nonprofit events such as the Anthropos Arts Austin Concert Series and LavaFest ATX Music for Wildlife Conservation.

Jesus Alexandro Santos

1st Assistant Camera

Alex is a filmmaker based in Austin, TX with nearly 10 years experience working with several production companies including Red Twit Entertainment and Wild Canvas Media

Maurizio Rex Maya

Sound Department

Rex is a Texas filmmaker with a variety of credits under his belt in addition to several of his own short films and features. He currently resides in Austin and enjoys working with his colleagues and friends at Red Twit Entertainment and Wild Canvas Media.

Trent Baker

Lighting Department

Trent is a filmmaker for several production companies in Austin, including Red Twit Entertainment and Wild Canvas Media to name a few. His passion is connecting with others on set and bringing the joy of filmmaking to those around him.

Pati Currie

Hair & Makeup Artist

Austin native Pati Currie is an award winning makeup artist who has been working in the music and film industry for over 20 years. In addition to constant portrait and print work, she has also worked on exciting projects such as Javelina Run, the proof of concept TV series White Talon City, a variety of television, print commercials, and music videos, and a large number of short films. She has a passion for special effects and customized makeup looks and always enjoys taking things to the next level.

Christopher De La Rosa

On Set Photographer

Christopher is an Austin-based photographer that specializes in capturing live performances, concerts, and behind the scenes footage of film and television productions.