Ridley Scott, Kevin MacDonald to make film on Youtube footage

Press Trust of India Tuesday, July 13, 2010 (New Delhi)

Acclaimed filmmakers Ridley Scott and Kevin MacDonald have joined hands with Youtube in asking people around the world to create a first of its kind user-generated feature-length documentary film, to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.

To be shot on a single day on July 24, Life in a Day is a film experiment that enlists the global community to capture a moment of their lives on the day and upload that footage to www.youtube.com/lifeinaday.

Academy Award-winning director MacDonald who has helmed films like State of Play and Last King of Scotland will direct, bringing together the most compelling footage into a feature-length documentary film while Ridley Scott will produce it.

Individuals whose footage makes it into the finished film will be credited as co-directors and 20 of these contributors will be flown to the 2011 Sundance Film Festival for the film’s world premiere.

Life in a Day is a time capsule that will tell future generations what it was like to be alive on the 24th of July, 2010. It is a unique experiment in social filmmaking, and what better way to gather a limitless array of footage than to engage the world’s online community,” said director Kevin MacDonald in a statement.

Source: NDTV