Archive for 'SEASON 1'

“A Penny A Page” Episode

What is success to you? From birth, many of us are programmed to strive for it, but what does “it” really mean? “A Penny A Page” introduces us to Bill, a teacher and professional blogger who has his own definition.

Bill, an American from Cincinnati, lived in Asia for 20 years. In 1999, he moved back to America. Five years ago, he started writing about life and business in Japan, China and India. He wrote non-stop. 15 blogs everyday for a year and a half… until he started making money.

Bill says his greatest weakness is also his greatest strength: not knowing when to stop. 15 websites later, he’s still at it and sharing what he knows with 3,700 San Francisco Bay Area Meetup members. Why? Bill attempts to answer this question.

In Episode 4, RipplemakersTV producer Carol Gancia and cinematographer Andrew Bender bring Bill’s story to the screen. Have a thought or two about the story? We’d love to hear from you. Post your comments on this site or tweet the filmmaker on twitter.com/ripplemakerstv.

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Posted on 23 December '10 by admin, under SEASON 1, VIDEOS. 11 Comments.

“Heart’s Journey” Episode


Author: Carol Gancia

Have you ever had a nagging question in your head that just wouldn’t go away? Alice Cabotaje had two– “who am I?” and “what am I here for?.” It first came up in high school while quietly watching the stars on the roof of her school building up in the mystical mountains of Mount Makiling in the Philippines. It took quite a journey– over 30 years, before she found her answer.

She worked as a journalist all over Asia and America and finally settled in Pacifica, California, before turning 40. At 40, she started a new path that brought her closer to her true heart’s desires. Watch this episode and find out about her story.

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Posted on 5 December '10 by admin, under SEASON 1, VIDEOS. No Comments.

“Brass Lips” Episode



For 24 years Daniel Wood has had a love affair with the horn. Since he was 10, he has dedicated his life to music. These days, he shares his talent and his love of music as a teaching artist, a performer, and as executive director of a horn ensemble he formed called “Quadre: The Voice of Four Horns.” Daniel understands that when you are passionate about music, people will respond to you. And when they respond, they offer you more opportunities to share. For Daniel, music isn’t a hobby, or a diversion, or a profession. For Daniel, music is his way of talking to the world around him. Watch this episode and be inspired!

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Posted on 3 November '10 by admin, under SEASON 1, VIDEOS. No Comments.

“Standing Tall” Episode




Meet Mahin Ibrahim, 26 years old, born and raised in America. A proud Californian. A proud Muslim woman. She also happens to be a Harry Potter and Twilight fan.


How many times have we backed away from who we are because of peer pressure? It is not easy to be Muslim these days. And yet, she proudly wears her hijab everyday while working at a high profile Fortune 1000 company in Mountain View, California. it wasn’t always this easy.


In this episode, Mahin talks about what it was like to wear the hijab for the first time at age 14 and how she struggled with the American image of beauty while growing up.

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Posted on 3 November '10 by admin, under SEASON 1, VIDEOS. No Comments.