AMD, our new funder, sent a film crew out to film Playing 4 Keeps at the Canarsie High School. The crew was amazing and sent us this awesome note of appreciation:
Hi All -
I hope that you'll forgive the impersonal nature of receiving e-mail from me for this purpose. I wanted to drop a line to tell you how much I enjoyed meeting you, your team, and your kids.
I've worked in lots of schools and have seen lots of innovative things in classrooms, but have never been as excited and impressed as I was during my visit to Canarsie High.
What an amazing group of excited kids! What insight, and intellect, and what adventurous souls! I know that you see lots of things in them and that they're really excited about game and art. I must tell you, though, I certainly couldn't help but see producers, writers, and directors as I met them.
I hope you'll share with them how impressed we all were and how much fun we had spending time with them. They were very welcoming toward us and very willing to share.
It was, of course, also a great experience to get to work with each of you. I can't thank you enough for your reception, your support, and your understanding of what we were trying to accomplish. You are doing amazing things and I thank you all for the good energy and the positive change that you're gifting to our world.