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Challengers

Following in the footsteps of their famous pulp-era ancestors, a team of young adventurers uncovers the secret history of the world and races against time to stop a global conspiracy — or the planet will end in five years. Fast action and hip, contemporary humor: Indiana Jones and Jonny Quest meets The Da Vinci Code by way of Buffy the Vampire Slayer for fun, globe-trotting, four-quadrant entertainment that's designed for transmedia.

Written by: John Adcox     [Contact Author]    Interview
Format: TV Pilot
Starring Roles For: Matt Czuchry
Kristen Bell
Michelle Ryan
In the Vein Of: Raiders of the Lost Ark
Buffy The Vampire Slayer / Angel
DaVinci Code
Posted: 06/01/2011
Updated: 11/06/2017
Author Bio: John Adcox

Over the course of a 20-year career in advertising, marketing, and new media John Adcox has held a number of titles including Executive Producer, Vice President of Digital Media, Creative Director, Vice President of Marketing and Creative Services, and CEO. A few of his clients have included AT&T, Mercedes-Benz, Holiday Inn, Coca-Cola, UPS, SCANA, AutoTrader.com, Time Warner, Disney, Delta Airlines, 3M, Ford, and many more. In addition, he has hosted a radio show, acted professionally (although not since age 15), designed and written scripts for games, written a play for a professional theatre company, taught university astronomy, and written articles on topics including mythology, psychology, technology, religion, and marketing strategy.

After working in traditional media exclusively, John transitioned to digital in 1994 as Creative Lead and Producer for Cadmus Interactive, one of Atlantas first interactive agencies. Clients included Coca-Cola, Delta, Lucent, Holiday Inn, and more.

When the company was merged with the Martin Agency, John took a one-year contract position developing the first public relations program for MindSpring, and followed by creating the first interactive communications program for Travelers Group.

In 1997, he was named Vice President, Digital Media for Caribiner International, the worlds largest integrated communications firm. There, he led creative development of integrated communication and marketing campaigns. He also served as lead content strategist, creative director, and information architect.

Johns clients at Caribiner included Glaxo Wellcome, Bank One, IBM, 3M, Pfizer, Nortel, Johnson & Johnson, BMC Software, BellSouth, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Intel, Bass Hotels, Delta, Microsoft, and Clarus. When Caribiner was sold, John became Vice President, Marketing/Creative Services at Outweb, where he expanded the offer by more than 400 percent.

In 2004, John became Executive Producer and Senior Writer at PARIO, Inc., an award-winning cross-media communication agency, where he was responsible for maintaining high creative and strategic standards on both marketing and learning and performance improvement projects. In 2008, John became User Experience Lead and Content Strategist for BlacQube, where he focused on the yearlong redesign of the Mercedes-AMG Web site, and in 2009 worked on developing interactive television concepts with Beyond Z, the company that won the first-ever Primetime Emmy for Interactive Television, and on developing game content for mobile phones.

John is now concentrating on storytellinghe is the author of Blackthorne Faire. His many, many interests include books and literature, religion and philosophy, mythology, the Arthurian legends, travel, baseball, science fiction and fantasy, marketing communications, Celtic music and lore, new media, theatre, and politics, not to mention astronomy and cosmological physics.

Contest Results: People's Pilot (First Place)
WriteSafe (First Place)
Spec Scriptacular (First Place)
WriteMovies (Finalist)