The Disco Ball

Collaborate with us on Grisha’s backstory by detailing his kind disposition and how he rose the ranks of the Russian space system while maintaining such a nice guy attitude.

Co/Create Details

for Grisha Petrovich Backstory


Grisha Petrovich is a reservoir of joy and enthusiasm aboard Captain Alma Cooke’s crew on the ISS. Alma describes him as a “human happy face emoji” given his contagious exuberance that seems to light up every corner of the station.

In such a high stakes and high stress environment, Grisha serves as an invaluable beacon of hope and optimism for the rest of the members on Captain Alma Cooke’s crew.


You can submit any piece of written content that conveys your vision for the character, including but not limited to:

  • Fully formed short script
  • Outline or treatment
  • Bullet points
  • Short hand prose

Feel free to also add any relevant portfolio content, if applicable.

This Co/Create is catered to writers of all levels and is designed to take less than an hour of your time to complete a submission.

We are looking for submissions that are original and creative, show a clear vision for the character, and align with the existing world of THE DISCO BALL world and lore.


The winning submission will be translated into a short script by the writer, and be:

  • English language
  • 3-5 pages
  • First-person narration written in the voice of Grisha Petrovich



Interested writers should submit their Grisha backstory concept in the written format of their choosing.

Review & Selection

Our creative team will evaluate all submissions based on the factors outlined in the submission guidelines, selecting the winning writer and a short list of runner ups who will receive Profit Points for their work.

Feedback & Finalization

The winning writer will work with the creative team to revise their submission and turn it into a fully fleshed out short script detailing Grisha’s backstory.

Co/Create Expansion

Once finalized, the script will be used as a prompt for additional Co/Create opportunities that will build off of the backstory concept in the realms of illustrating, acting, music and more, depending on the creative demands of the script.

Story Integration

Once the necessary additional Co/Creates have been completed, the fully-fledged short visual story will be integrated into the core narrative of THE DISCO BALL as a Story Branch (just like the Marcus Rhoder backstory).


Writer will be appropriately credited and recognized for their contributions.