In-Character Blog Post
The Disco Ball

Collaborate with us to create a a new "International Director" of DBRIS character by detailing their upbringing, life story, and association with DBRIS and Disco Ball Theory.

Co/Create Details
Submissions Closed

Co/Create Details

for International Director of DBRIS Character


DBRIS will play a key role in the core narrative of THE DISCO BALL, eventually serving as a resource in the epic quest of Captain Alma Cooke and her team of astronauts aboard the ISS. They are a civilian organization dedicated to the study of Disco Ball Theory, which posits that our reality is composed of an infinite number of parallel universes existing simultaneously, much like the multitude of reflections created by a disco ball. Recently, DBRIS made the unprecedented decision to make their presence known to the public for the first time after years of dedicated research in the shadows. The International Director was a key architect of this decision.

We envision that this character grew up with a parent(s) who was heavily involved with DBRIS. Because of this, they always shied away from anything that could be considered “fringe” science, instead dedicating themselves to the pursuit of more widely respected forms of scientific research. But after some time working within the scientific establishment, they were pushed towards DBRIS when a mysterious incident resulted in the disappearance of their parent. From there, they devoted themselves to DBRIS and Disco Ball Theory. They quickly rose up the ranks, motivated by their loss and the sneaking suspicion that their parents’ disappearance was related to Disco Ball Theory. Though incredibly intelligent and capable, this character is, to the outside world, the epitome of wasted talent and what happens when you go all the way down the rabbit hole.


Interested writers fill out and submit our Character Profile Treatment (Click here to access).

Treatment should be:

• English language
• Written in prose
• Completed in no more than 1-hour


The winning submitter will be asked to turn their character building worksheet into a personal first person essay in the voice of the International DBRIS character. Going forward, this person's character will play a pivotal role in future plot points of THE DISCO BALL.



Interested writers should upload their character building treatment based on the brief (creative portfolio and writing sample optional).

Review & Selection

Our creative team will review all submitted applications, considering narrative writing proficiency, creativity, and alignment with the creative guidelines and existing world of DBRIS. The writer whose treatment best meets the criteria will be contacted and provided with feedback on their prose. This may involve discussions on refining the concept, making adjustments, or seeking clarifications to ensure the design aligns with the vision of the character, episode, and franchise.

Feedback & Finalization

Writer will work closely with the creative team to turn their treatment into a 1-2k word personal essay, which could include several rounds of incorporating feedback and making any necessary revisions. The focus is on ensuring the prose is gripping, cohesive with the world of DBRIS, and incorporates the necessary elements of our character-building template to bring this character to life.

Story Integration

Once finalized, the approved blog post will be integrated into the story, appearing in the narrative, in-world on, and across DBRIS socials.


Writer will be appropriately credited and recognized for their contributions.