WHAT IS FLIRTING WITH GRAVITY?
Flirting with Gravity is an innovative transmedia concept set in the world of Action Sports. It started as a coming of age teen drama, pitched as “The O.C meets the X-Games.” I met veteran producer Chris Buchanan, who was running Joss Whedon’s Buffy Empire at the time. We had a few pitch meetings with talent agents and studios, and everyone like the script but passed anyway.
As a seasoned industry vet, Chris always knew we were running uphill with a newbie like me, but he thought we had a unique platform for product integration.
I confess: The first script was very paint by numbers. Well written with good characters, but was very by the numbers. This was a version I had to create to show I understood important aspects of storytelling, but it wasn’t true to my spirit to bring something new and different to the party. Rather then give up, Chris and I decided to go big, do something off the rails
There were trends and changing in the media landscape that were about to reshape the landscape, and we wanted to get ahead of it.