I am posting this press release, because it is very much a story after my own heart since I have just completed writing a book about just such a scenario, although my story is a work of pure fiction. I this instance the production team of Happily Ever Avatar are looking for REAL stories.
Earlier this year, we blogged about a British documentary company that was seeking stories from couples who had met in online communities, for a series to be called “Happily Ever Avatar.”
The production team has since filmed five couples who first met in Second Life and found happiness together other offline as well. The team notes that “this is a positive look at virtual relationships. We are determined to open people’s minds to the possibilities that virtual worlds offer.”
One story they have yet to capture is a couple that is just about to meet offline for the first time, and so they’re currently seeking a Second Life couple open to having their first offline meeting filmed for the series. Ideally, at least one person involved would be in the UK. The deadline for filming is October, so they’re hoping to find a couple planning to meet in August of September.
If this sounds like something you might be interested in, you can find out more by contacting zoe.dobson[at]back2back.tv.