Playmates

Production Partner

 

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Spine Films LLC is a San Francisco production company specializing in international science, nature, environment, and human interest media. Founded in 1999 by Emmy Award winning writer/director and technology innovator Josh Rosen, Spine Films produces feature films, television programs, and streaming media for a worldwide audience with programs on PBS, Discovery Networks, National Geographic, The Science Channel, The History Channel, The Learning Channel, The Travel Channel, and on broadcast stations in over 150 countries. It’s mission is to document wonder, from the life of a dust particle to the death of a star.

Fiscal Sponsor

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Founded in 1994 and incorporated as a California public benefit corporation in 2005, Open Eye Pictures is an award-winning, nonprofit production company specializing in creative, educational media. Taking a unique, humanistic approach, they open the eyes of viewers to see the extraordinary in the ordinary and the bigness in the littlest of things. They turn the lens on places where worlds and assumptions collide, illuminating the new life that springs forth. Telling stories through rich and poetic imagery, Open Eye Pictures moves its audience in unexpected ways.
 

Outreach Partners

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Advisory Board

    • Roko Belic – Director of the feature documentary, Happy, and Academy Award nominated Genghis Blues.
    • Brendan Boyle – Partner at IDEO and director of their Play Lab. Brendan has invented over 150 consumer products and co-authored The Klutz Book of Inventions.
    • Stuart Brown, MD – Founder of the National Institute for Play, Author of Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul, producer of the PBS series, The Promise of Play, 2000.
    • Gordon Burghardt, Ph.D – Alumni Distinguished Service Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee, Author of The Genesis of Animal Play: Testing the Limits
    • Zuraida Buter – Playful Culture Curator, founder of the Playful Arts Festival, organizer and global committee member of the Global Game Jam, project manager for Dutch Game Garden.
    • Scott Eberle, Ph.D – Vice president for play studies at The Strong; editor of The American Journal of Play
    • Bernard De Koven – Fun theorist, Author of The Well-Played Game, The Playful Path
    • Peter Gray, Ph.D – Research professor at Boston College, Author of Free to Learn -
    • Nirvan Mullik – Producer of the viral short documentary called “Caine’s Arcade” and founder of the Imagination Fund with a mission to “find, foster, and fund creativity and entrepreneurship in more kids like Caine.”
    • Margaret Keene - Executive Creative Director at Saatchi & Saatchi, LA and one of the madwomen behind Apple’s Think Different campaign.
    • Sergio Pellis, Ph.D – Ethologist and professor at the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, author of The Playful Brain
    • Ross Smith – Microsoft, Royal Society for the encouragement of the Arts, Games and “gamification” in the workplace, Organizational Trust

 

Contributors

 

Foundations

  • MacArthur Foundation
  • The Flow Fund
  • The Pacific Pioneer Fund
  • Play Matters
  • The Chen Yet-Sen Family Foundation

 

Individuals

Our generous donors… Thank you! Muchas gracias! Danke schoen!

  • a friend of Lynn!
  • Abigail Lynam
  • Adam Davis
  • Alé Duarte
  • Alison Harle
  • Amanda Steiner
  • Amy Jussel, Shaping Youth
  • Ana Maria Sierra, Ph.D.
  • Andy Abrahams Wilson
  • Angela Brayham
  • Angela Rhinehart
  • Angeline Gragasin
  • Ann Fitts
  • Anna Douglas
  • Anna Siedlikowska
  • Anne Wiesen
  • Annemarie Askwith
  • Annik
  • Aryeh Shell
  • Susannah Barley
  • Ashanna Solaris
  • Ashlea Powell
  • Autopoiesis, LLC
  • Barb Smuts
  • Barbara Chevrolet
  • Barbara Walker
  • Bernie DeKoven
  • Bess Hepworth
  • Betty-Ann Kissilove
  • Bill Borrie
  • Brian Kahrs
  • Brian R. Hoeber
  • C Buss
  • Caitlin Hoeber
  • Carrie Nepstad
  • Carrie Sutherland
  • Cate Thomassen
  • Catherine Lynn Butler
  • Celia Alario
  • Center of Balance
  • Charlette Mikulka
  • Cheryl Hartman
  • Chris Huizenga
  • CHRISTOPHER JOHNSTON
  • Clarissa Hurst
  • Clive Prout
  • CM
  • Cornelia Mazzan
  • Cyn Lubow
  • Cynthia Hoven
  • czl
  • Daniel F.
  • danny rand
  • David Elkin and Claudia Toomey
  • David M Hazen
  • David Tilley
  • Dawn Logsdon
  • Deb Reynolds
  • Debbie Frojo
  • Denise Rushing
  • Deon de Wet
  • Diana Dinis
  • Diane and Alex
  • Donna Krone
  • Donna Otter
  • Dr. Iddo Dror
  • Dr. John Meldrum
  • Dylan Newcomb
  • Elijah Woolery
  • Elise Miller
  • Ellen Byrne
  • Elliott & Carolyn Tertes
  • Eric Frothingham
  • Flying Gecko Bakery Kamloops
  • Frederico Nassar Nascimento
  • Frederique Thiriet
  • gail taylor
  • Gary Leatherman
  • Gayle Karen Robertson
  • George Crosby
  • Gerda Foster
  • Gerwine Wuring Bureau Aerda – Praktijk Mens&Natuur
  • Gordon Burghardt
  • Gordon Garb
  • Gwen Fuller
  • Hancock Nursery School – Lexington, MA
  • Hanne Sofienfryd
  • Harriet Platts
  • Heidi Fulcher
  • Heidi Rahlmann Plumb
  • Hiroshi M. Sasaki, PhD
  • Hollis Dana
  • HumanSpirit Radio Network
  • Ilene English
  • ilona fried
  • J. Picken
  • Jacqueline Schweizer
  • James Dykman
  • Jan M.
  • Jan Veith
  • Jane Gehr
  • Jared Lovejoy
  • Jasmin Tragas
  • Jean
  • Jeanette Logan
  • Jefe Greenheart
  • Jeff Smithson
  • Jennifer Addleman
  • Jennifer Lee (of buggzart.com)
  • Jennifer Ligeti
  • Jennifer Purdy
  • Jerry Cooper
  • Jimmy Hsieh
  • John “Groovyhair” Louviere
  • John LaRue
  • Jon Ray
  • Joshua Dorsky
  • Judith F White
  • Judith Gaar
  • Judy Dragon
  • Jules Oosterwegel
  • Julia Field
  • Julia Gombos
  • Julia MandalaWeaver
  • Julia Rice
  • Julia, Timothy and William Callahan
  • Julie Wester
  • Julieanne Case
  • Kalindi
  • Karen Michelle Jackson
  • Karey Pohn
  • Kat Snow
  • Kate Arms-Roberts
  • Kathi Arnow
  • Kathy Ryder
  • Kathy Stenger
  • Kay Ross
  • Kelli Mae Fly
  • Ken Otter
  • Kerri Schiller
  • Kerrie Lewis Graham
  • Kerry Brady
  • Kim Ury
  • Kirstyn Torio
  • Kristen Lagally
  • Kristin Cobble
  • Kurtis Lee Hermes
  • laura schepps
  • Laura Whitney
  • Laurie Oman
  • Leif Hansen
  • Leon J. Van Dyke
  • Let Kids.Play
  • Libby Ingalls
  • Linda Larkin
  • Linda Zielski
  • Lisa Chacon
  • Lisa Kellogg
  • Loretta MCarthy
  • Loretta Roome & Eric Feinstein
  • lucy loo
  • Luis Enrique Maldonado
  • Lynette Yetter, author of 72 Money Saving Tips for the 99%
  • LynnLevity
  • Magalie Bonneau-Marcil
  • Marcia Jarmel
  • Margaret Schermerhorn
  • Maria Pacheco Figueiredo
  • Marina Bajszár
  • Marina Liu
  • Mark Palermo
  • Marsha Clark
  • Marta Johnson
  • Mary K. Clark
  • Mary Kiki Wilcox
  • Mary Tolena
  • Matthew S. Orr
  • Maura Ghizzoni
  • Max Oehlert
  • Meg Keoppen
  • Megan Matteoni
  • Megan McFeely
  • Mia Truxaw
  • Michael Carter
  • Michael Hunter
  • Michelle Barnea
  • Michelle Scott Coleman
  • Miguel Sicart
  • mojdeh memarzadeh
  • Molly Jacobson
  • Monica Elden
  • Morrie Warshawski
  • Murray Suid
  • Nancy Gonzales
  • Nancy Pfaltzgraf
  • Neil Weinstein & Annette Jensen
  • Nicky Tillyer, ArtfulGenius.com
  • Nicola Delaney
  • Nicole Lazzaro
  • Nora Daniel
  • Nora Miller
  • Oz Basarir
  • Pacifica
  • Pam Spence
  • PARTICIPLAY
  • Patricia Meadows
  • Patrick “Sikyanakotik” Reding
  • Paul & Amber Vachon
  • Peggy Tileston
  • Peter Lynch
  • Phil Sorentino
  • Philip Tan
  • Proponent of Play
  • Pugmaniac
  • Rachel Conerly
  • Rachel Gertrude Johnson
  • Rebecca Petzel
  • Regan Brashear
  • Rick Reed & Otto
  • Rick Smith
  • Robert Wing
  • Robin Brandes
  • Rowan Fairgrove
  • Ruth Gumnit and Marguerite Salmon
  • S. Elise Peeples
  • Saie D. Kurakula
  • Sam House
  • Samantha Sisk
  • Sandra Fitting
  • Sandy Stubbert
  • Sarah Uma Kane
  • Sarita Chawla
  • Scott and Chris Eberle
  • Scott Bultman
  • Senior Felipe Klasky
  • Sheri Ann Ponzi
  • Silverheels
  • Spark Interaction & The Zinnia Zoo!
  • Soo
  • Stacey Cornelius
  • Starr Potts
  • Stephen Silha
  • Steve Ladd
  • Suraya Susana Keating
  • Susan Coughlan, Co-Founder, Purposeful Play
  • Susan Espinosa – DREAM AND GOAL FOR IT.com
  • Suzanna
  • Sylvia van Bruggen
  • Tamam Kahn
  • Tanya & Phaedon
  • Tee Zielsdorf
  • The Siegal Family
  • The Village Toy Shop
  • Tom and Amy Valens
  • Tom Childers
  • Tony Barton
  • Tracy Arndt
  • Trena Cleland
  • Trish Watts
  • vaalea
  • Vanda
  • Vicente Franco
  • Virginia Hamilton
  • Wendi M Gilbert
  • Wendolyn Bird
  • Wendy L. Yost

Special Thanks

  • Abbey Baker
  • Adam Loften
  • Alexander Kjerulf
  • Allison Hausman
  • Amy Carroll
  • Anne Moore
  • beth whiteley
  • Charity Gray
  • Charlie Pendergast
  • Chris Hougie
  • Christina Hardy
  • Claudia Welss
  • Coleen LeDrew Elgin
  • Cynthia Gentry
  • Dale Stuart
  • Dane Cobble
  • Darell Hammond
  • Darin Olien
  • Dave Sohigian
  • Dave Stuart
  • Deborah Gavrin Frangquist
  • Dion Jackson
  • Douglas Rigg
  • Edward Michael Lenert
  • Eugene Eric Kim
  • Gerry Percy
  • Greg Krauska
  • Harold Shinsato
  • Jack Fry
  • Jay Beckwith
  • Jenifer Bailey
  • Jim Schuyler
  • John Azzizzi
  • Julie Meighan
  • Kevin Carroll
  • LifePlays Improv
  • linda
  • Lion
  • Lisa
  • Lisa Cain
  • Lubo
  • Lucy Geever
  • lynn
  • Maarten Robben
  • Maja Apolonia Rode
  • Mark Valentine
  • Matt Weinstein
  • Mindy Poodle
  • nadia
  • Nathalie Osborn
  • Nonie Brady
  • nonnie/spirit matters
  • Norman Gordon
  • patti breitman
  • Renee Frojo
  • Saliha Bava
  • Scott Cousland
  • Sharath Chandra
  • sudha carolyn lundeen
  • Susannah Grover
  • Suzanne Taylor
  • T. Campbell Jackson
  • Tim Gullicksen
  • vivienne verdon-roe
  • wen-hui shen
  • Wendy Wallbridge
  • Yosi Amram


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