Hello my dear backers,
I'm writing to acknowledge that, although I had hoped Seriously! would be finished by now and you'd be sitting on the edge of your seat, stuffing popcorn in your mouth, totally engrossed in one amazing story about play after another...well, it's not, so you're not.
Sorry about that. As almost any filmmaker can tell you - if you want to make God laugh, tell her your production schedule. However unpredictable and curvy the path may be, I'm happy to tell you that the team is passionately at work and we're excited to tell you what's new.
After spending much of the past year doing original research on play, publishing articles, directing animations for a film, and creating playgrounds for women over 50, I've gotten my butt back into the Seriously! saddle. And wouldn't you know, she broke into a gallup. I'm now working closely with Josh Rosen from SPINE Films in a new phase of pre-production - honing the stories we want for the film.
Here's the big news: Thanks to Josh we have been guaranteed a spot as a PBS special!!
To celebrate we've gussied up our website and are now offering a little incentive to fluff up our mailing list as well. Sign up and you get Play Pops - a darn near daily dose of delight that pops up right in your inbox. It's curated by Garbanzo (the fearless wonder-pug and Seriously! sidekick), who can't wait to share his favorite play videos. His obsession of the week? Bulldogs on surf boards. sick.
Also, I'm delighted to announce my debut as a Huffington Post blogger. In this piece I describe how play is a dynamic meditation and a path to wisdom. I appreciate your liking, sharing, commenting, and subscribing.
We're also looking for an experienced, playful sponsorship coordinator to join the team. Contact me through Kickstarter if you're qualified and interested.
So now that we're off and running, I look forward to keeping you posted more regularly on the exciting developments. I promise to let you know when you can start heating up the popcorn.
Gwen, Garbanzo, and the Seriously! team
p.s. If you haven't already, just go like us on facebook already. We're trying to break 3K by Thanksgiving! www.facebook.com/seriouslythemovie