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A documentary that shines a bright light on the vital importance of play to our health, happiness, and the future of life itself!
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    PLAYER! HD DIGITAL DOWNLOAD. You get to be one of the first to see the finished film! The MP4 file can be played on any computer or smart device. THANKS FOR PLAYING!

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    PLAY FOR YOUR LIFE! CARTOON made specially for us by the amazing Brian Narelle. We'll send you the postcard signed with gratitude and delight by Garbanzo and me. A great reminder to play and memento of your participation. (you'll get the postcard in November) PLUS the DIGITAL DOWNLOAD (in 9/13). YOWZA!

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    The PHYSICAL DVD of the film + the DIGITAL DOWNLOAD Plus your name on our THANK YOU page. YOU'RE AWESOME!

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    TV-B-GONE! A universal remote control that will turn off any TV anywhere, anytime. Nothing squashes play like TV. So next time your date gets distracted by the big game or you hear Seinfeld reruns droning on you'll be armed and ready! Plus the DVD's. YOU ROCK!

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    THE SERIOUS SERIOUSLY! SWAG BAG! (Kickstarter exclusive limited edition) including NOW Playing stickers, the "Play for your life" illustration customized with your name on it, and six wallet-sized NOW PLAYING PERMITS to use and "play" forward to your friends who need it most. Plus the PHYSICAL DVD, DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, and THANK YOU! on our site. AND WE MEAN IT!

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    (Kickstarter Exclusive) NOW PLAYING FRISBEE personally signed by the 1995 World Freestyle Frisbee Champion, Gary Auerbach. Plus the PHYSICAL DVD, DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, and THANK YOU on our site. WE LOVE YOU! (please add postage. U.S. - $3, International - $5)

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    THE SERIOUS SERIOUSLY! SWAG BAG! (Kickstarter exclusive limited edition) including a NOW Playing T-shirt and stickers, the "Play for your life" illustration customized with your name on it, and six wallet-sized NOW PLAYING PERMITS to use and "play" forward to your friends who need it most. Plus the PHYSICAL DVD, DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, and THANK YOU! on our site. AND WE MEAN IT!

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    (Kickstarter backer exclusive) A ROOFTOP TWISTER PARTY! We're making a HUGE twister mat to set a world record for the biggest twister game on a roof (in Oakland)! Let's celebrate the successful campaign together with our left hand on blue and our right foot on green! Plus the Play Permits, Thank You on our website, and DVD's.

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    (Kickstarter Exclusive) A CIRCUS ARTS PLAY DAY! join the amazing Jefe Greenheart & Co. for a day of circus arts & entertainment. Learn to juggle & hoop dance and for the more ambitious, there's stilt walking. It takes place in SF the day before. So get the VIP tickets to the Premiere and make a weekend of it. PLUS Thanks and DVD's and Play Permits. HOT DIGGITY!

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    YOUR LITTLE MUNCHKIN in the FILM! Send us a video of your children or grandchildren playing and we'll show it after the credits roll while they squeal with delight. Plus the PHYSICAL DVD, DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, and SPECIAL THANKS credit. UBER THANKS!

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    YOU AND A GUEST ARE COMING TO THE FILM'S SAN FRANCISCO PREMIERE! You'll receive two VIP tickets to the world premiere (date TBD, travel not included). This is a private, catered screening for our VIP friends...with a twist. Plus the Thank You credit and signed DVD. WAAAAY THANKS!

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    THE RED BALL. Exactly like the one in the film. Very few of these exist and we're using one. You get on that's been autographed by many of the play experts in the film. You also get the Special Thanks credit and a signed DVD. (Add Postage $7 U.S. $10 International) SHAZAM!

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    BOUNCE!! (SF Bay Area only) Join Gwen, Garbanzo, and Andy (our Executive Producer) crewfor an exhilaratingly silly donor day at the HOUSE OF AIR (a warehouse filled with trampolines) Thanks for the bounce HOUSE OF AIR! Plus everything else so far that isn't in limited supply. We can't wait to bounce with you.

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    TICKLED PINK! (for SF Bay Area only) A FLAMINGO SURPRISE! Tickle a friend or loved one pink when we plant 50 plastic pink flamingos on their lawn in the middle of the night so they wake up to a flock of pink plastic goofiness in the morning. Then we’ll remove it the next night without a trace. Nothing says "I love you" more quirkily. Plus the "Special Thanks" credit and signed DVD. HELLA THANKS!

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    (Kickstarter Exclusive) SPECIAL OUTTAKE DVD with outtakes, director's comments, bloopers, and extended interviews plus a HALF HOUR PLAY session with Gwen, the film's director (and legendary play consultant) to get your personal play mojo flowing and help you turn your life into a playground PLUS 2 TKTS to THE PREMIERE, CREDIT and a signed DVD...and everything else so far that isn't in limited supply. DANG! YOU WILD THING!

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    A CREATIVE CONSULTING SESSION. You get four hours of consulting time with the film's director and award winning creative director, GWEN either in person or by Skype to help you develop your creative project and to make it more playful! Plus everything else that isn't in limited supply. EUREKA!

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    A KEYNOTE ON PLAY for your organization. GWEN, the film's director, former Muppet-maker, and award winning play consultant will come to your organization and give a talk on how play can help your people be more effective & creative, work better as a team, and have more fun. Plus everything else that isn't in limited supply.WHOOT WHOOT!

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    THE SEMI SERIOUSLY! SWAG BAG! (Kickstarter exclusive limited edition) including a NOW Playing T-shirt and stickers, the "Play for your life" illustration customized with your name on it, and six wallet-sized NOW PLAYING PERMITS to use and "play" forward to your friends who need it most. Plus the PHYSICAL DVD, DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, and THANK YOU! on our site. AND WE MEAN IT!

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    SPECIAL THANKS IN THE CREDITS. As the credits role you'll see "Special thanks to...[YOU]" That's when you stand up and yell "HEY, that's ME, that's my name...right there!" impressing everyone in the theater. Plus a SIGNED DVD, the NOW Playing passes the DIGITAL DOWNLOAD. WAY THANKS!

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