This series is being developed for television with interactive videos for the Internet. Enjoy the concept video (below) featuring the song “Life as a Salesman” by music artist Gavin Slate and scroll down to the second video for an interactive experience.
This smart teen and family drama tells the story of Alex and Jenna with the twist that the kids with mental disorders turn out to be the sane ones.
GENRE: Coming-of-age drama
AUDIENCE: female/male, 14-24, connected, peer-oriented, fans of dramas about relatable characters
FORMAT: 12 x 5-6 minute episodes (for television or the web) that can be combined into a long-form movie for television, VOD, festivals, and DVD
DIGITAL COMPONENT: Website with live-action interactive videos
When high-school senior Alex hears and sees things that aren’t there, he fears what might be happening to him and how others might react. His efforts to keep his secret put him into conflict with his family and friends and attracts unwanted attention from bullies. When he is approached by Jenna, a popular girl, he suspects she is another tormenter until he learns to trust her and discovers that she has a secret of her own. As they navigate a world that rejects them, they discover strengths and resiliency they never knew they had and they prove they are the sanest characters.
Try the Interactive Sample
In real life, things happen that are beyond our control. To answer the question “what if”, this interactive video lets us explore our hero’s struggle to keep his secret. This simple interactive test video was built using scenes from the above teaser video. It’s purpose is to show the seamless experience audiences can enjoy. The proposed final interactive video will let viewers choose characters to follow and actions to take that trigger many possible futures.