Private Project

How to Give

Elaine is set to celebrate her new minor, but Mike and Julianna have other plans.

  • Steven Burneson
    Director
    Jiggle the Knob
  • Steven Burneson
    Writer
    Jiggle the Knob
  • Kristen Daugherty
    Producer
  • Susanna Rinehart
    Key Cast
  • Richard Goff
    Key Cast
  • London Docherty
    Key Cast
  • Thomas Morris
    Key Cast
  • Sanam Hashemi
    Key Cast
  • Maggie Gough
    Key Cast
  • Susan Morikawa
    Key Cast
  • Diane Porter
    Key Cast
  • Trevor Scott
    Key Cast
  • Malcolm Montgomery
    Key Cast
  • Steven Burneson
    Editor
    Jiggle the Knob
  • Steven Burneson
    Director of Photography
    Jiggle the Knob
  • Mordecai Lecky
    Director of Photography
    My Girl, Lulu
  • Adam Lucius
    Gaffer
  • Steven Burneson
    Sound Design
    Jiggle the Knob
  • Malcom Montgomery
    Sound Design
  • Joseph Broughton
    Sound Design
  • Brandon Burneson
    Script Supervisor
  • Chris Baker
    Composer
    RUGBY
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 31, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    400 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts Cinema Showcase
    Blacksburg, VA
    United States
    May 1, 2017
Director Biography - Steven Burneson

Steven is constantly trying to improve his storytelling -- either reading scripts or invading strangers' private conversations near the popsicle cart. He enjoys a glass of cheap wine and a slice of stinky fromage, or chewing sunflower seeds as he coaches his little league baseball team to certain victory.

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Director Statement

How to Give was my undergraduate senior project at Virginia Tech. My hope is that the film speaks honestly to the absolute value of family connections in the face of potential division.