About

Given is the simple yet powerfully contemplative story of a unique family legacy come full circle. Told through the visceral experience of a 6 yr. old, Given follows legendary surfers Aamion and Daize Goodwin from their island home of Kauai through 15 different countries in the quest for surf and to fulfill a calling handed down through generations. Set in wave after wave of stunningly visual earthscapes, Given blooms into a tender yet stirring exploration of a young boy’s understanding of life through his familial bonds and their reverence for nature. Deeply moving, Given gives us the humbling contrast of a small voice voyaging through a big world as it finds its way home again.


The Crew

Director: Jess Bianchi
Producer: Dalia Burde, Heron Calish-Dolen, Paige Livingston
Executive Producers: Dalia Burde, Jess Bianchi
Director of Photography: Devin Whetstone
Sound/ Still Photographer/Art Director: Cody Welsh
Assistant Camera/Media Manager: David Bourke
Editor: Dana Shaw, Jess Bianchi
Writers: Jess Bianchi, Malia Mau, Yvonne Puig
Story Advisor: Ted Reckas
Supervising Sound Design: Pascal Garneau

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