American Ninja Warrior executive producer Brian Richardson provides some additional thoughts on what they look for in submission videos to compete on the show.
I think everyone has something that makes them unique and we want that to come out. It might be their job, or their family, or where they’re from. It might be their personal journey- they overcame an illness, or made a physical transformation, or something that happened in their lives. And it doesn’t always have to be sad. We like happy, funny stories too.