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A Film: The Giver Gives to Give

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The Giver Gives to Give is a black & white silent film experiment shot on 16mm directed and produced by Silken Weinberg and Angela Ricciardi.  With an All-Star cast of musicians and an original score by SASAMI, this film is a pure exploration of human potential rooted in noise and Rock N’ Roll.  We made this film as a pursuit to deeper understand our own hearts and the hearts of others, what it means to give and how to navigate the circus of it all. Now that the film has been produced, filmed and moving on to the editing stage it is now time to do justice to our amazing cast and crew who made this dream a reality.  We are asking for donations to ensure we are able to wrap this project with proper compensation for our entire crew as well as to cover basic screenings and distrubtion.
Poppy Jean Crawford: The Clown
Helen Ballentine: The Fisherman
Brian Lee Hughes: The Ringmaster
Lucas Tamaren: The Boxer
Lena Hindes: The Bartender

Our small but mighty crew:

Story: Silken Weinberg
Direction: Angela Ricciardi & Silken Weinberg
Producer: Riley Bradford
Editor: Manoli Despines
Cinematography: Robert Nachman
Camer Operator: Angela Ricciardi
1st Assistant Camera: Sarah Rattay-Maloney
2nd Assistant Camera: Jacqui Carriere
1st Assistant Director: Christian Wallace Shriver
Production Design: Lieyah Dagan
Production Design Assistants: Jeremy Reynoso, Allison Robinson
Costume Design: Ella Tiberi 
Hair & Makeup Artist: Emily Taylor Hirsch
Graphics and Illustration: Chase Shewbridge
Gaffer: Robert Nachman
Key Grip: Taylor Frontier
Grips: Luke Valdes-Rodriguez, Jesse Newman, Tate Brecherer
Production Assistants: Kenny Wells, Sarah Inrieri
Sound Mixer: Connor Casper
Score Composer: SASAMI (Sasami Ashworth)
Donations will strictly contribute to the film's production budget to help cover location, film + development, camera and lighting rentals, production design, wardrobe, rates and all other necessary costs.


  • Wynona King
    • $100 
    • 3 yrs
  • Hazel Maxwell
    • $100 
    • 3 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $40 
    • 3 yrs
  • Rachel Ricciardi
    • $50 
    • 3 yrs
  • Robert Glustrom
    • $500 
    • 3 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

Silken Weinberg
Los Angeles, CA
Angela Ricciardi

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