I realized last month that producing the 12 min. teaser landed me right at the base camp of Mt. Kilamanjaro…wearing ballet slippers… (gulp). There was a LONG road ahead…so I scrambled to gear up, find my team, and get some good shoes. Since then, my mantra has been “delegate.”
I thought maybe I could even delegate all my social media responsibilities to my amazing, uber super social media intern, Renee (my other mantra is “Thank GOODnes for Renee!”). But social media gurus around the world are emphatically informing me that you actually want to hear from ME! Did you really tell them that? So, okay, FINE…I’m back! Like it or now you’re now going to start hearing from me semi sort of weekly with updates and highlights from the adventure.
But first, an update. February was a wild and woolly month of filming. We caught some great moments with the trauma healer/play therapist Steve Hoskinson in action. We filmed a workshop with the social entrepreneur Edgard Gouvela Jr. Playing the Call and then a lineup at the Conference on the Value of Play in South Carolina that included the likes of Joe Frost, Stuart Brown, Fran Mainella, Dr. James Poole, and Megan Tulac. I’m looking forward to including this new material in the 4 min. trailer that I’m cutting THIS WEEK! Stay tuned…
So many of you have asked me if and when I’m starting the Kickstarter campaign. Well, the short trailer I’m cutting right now is key. The other important ingredient is a big ole Facebook community. We already have over 700 fans (YAY!!). We’ll start the campaign when we have 1,000. So I’m asking you to go LIKE our page NOW and then post, blog, tweet, and email up a storm to your networks. btw: even though we’re starting the Kickstarter campaign in the next few months, donations are still graciously and gleefully welcomed TODAY!
In the meantime what’s become clear is that this film is going to be one of many media offerings designed to spark and nourish a thriving play movement. To help make that possible, I’m looking for a business partner in the San Francisco Bay Area who’s had some success with internet startups and who’s looking for her or his next project to be fun, innovative, and dripping with meaning. Of course playfulness is required and will be rigidly enforced. Any information leading to the capture of that person would be wonderful.
I’m glad to be back and am looking forward to sharing this adventure more regularly in the future. In the meantime, I love hearing from you so don’t hold back!