Abundant is a documentary feature film about the complex human experience of giving.  Featuring first-person stories told by non-directed living kidney donors and interviews with abundance experts, Abundant explores the nature of giving, extreme altruism and how it changes lives.


Currently In Production

Abundant is shooting in 2023, culminating with the recording of CrowdSource for Life, a stage show featuring monologues by living kidney donors? 

For more details on Abundant, visit the film’s web site.


Abundant is a feature-length documentary film about the complex, human experience of giving.

Buddhist Monk Bhante Sujatha describes giving with a literal translation from his Sri Lankan language, Sinhala.  In Sinhala, giving means, “It leaves my hand.”  That’s a clear, simple and elegant concept.  Yet so many of us struggle with the true act of giving and the abundance required to give openheartedly.

Abundant enters the world of extreme altruism to investigate the complex nature and incredible impact of giving.  Insights from abundance experts from the worlds of economics, spirituality, business, the arts, psychology and neuroscience, frame and explain the abundant mindset and altruistic psyche. Their informed expert commentary compliments the unique, extraordinary stories from Abundant’s cast of extreme altruists: non-directed living kidney donors.   

A non-directed kidney donors gives away a kidney to a complete stranger.   It’s an act of extreme altruism so rare there are only a few hundred non-directed kidney donors on the planet.  With stunning, honest insight, Abundant’s cast of non-directed kidney donors share their personal stories to reveal what is possible through giving.  Through talking about their experiences, ranging from the joyous to the heartbreaking, these extreme altruists open up a new understanding on what it means to be abundant.

Abundant is in production now with an expected release date in early 2024.

Abundance Experts Scheduled to Appear in Abundant Include:


Alvin Roth, Ph.D.

Alvin Roth, PhD is the McCaw Professor of Economics at Stanford University, and the Gund Professor Emeritus at Harvard University. He shared the 2012 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics for his work on market design. Among the markets he has helped design are those through which American doctors get their first positions, and school choice systems used in many American cities. He is one of the designers of kidney exchange in the United States, which helps incompatible patient-donor pairs find kidneys for transplantation.

Abigail Marsh, Ph.D.

Abigail Marsh, PhD is a Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Cognitive Science at Georgetown University. Her research aims at the questions: How do we understand what others think and feel? What drives us to help other people? What prevents us from harming them? Dr. Marsh is the author of the trade book FEAR FACTOR which details her groundbreaking work in neuroscience and her 2016 TED Talk relating her work to living kidney donation exceeds two and a quarter million views on TED.com.

Bhante Sujatha

Bhante Sujatha, a 40+ year Buddhist Monk, is singularly focused on adding more love in the world.  Bhante teaches loving-kindness meditation around the globe for all those seeking the art of happiness and contentment.  His approach to meditation is deep and simple, bringing core Buddhist teachings to everyone in a way that is practical and easy to understand.  A joyful, radiant, funny, and wildly energetic monk, Bhante helps people obtain peace that can only be found in deep silence. Bhante believes his purpose is not only to teach meditation, but also, “teaching people how to be happy.”

Tynesia Boyea-Robinson

Tynesia Boyea-Robinson is a business executive who leads and writes about enterprises that “do well and do good,” helping individuals and institutions change how the world does business. As an author, her most recent book The Social Impact Advantage: Win Customers and Talent By Harnessing Your Business For Good explores building trust and boosting revenue by embracing social causes the right wayTynesia has been a featured speaker at events ranging from South by Southwest to the White House Council for Community Solutions.

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