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.