It all starts with YouTube.
Tomorrow, Saturday, July 24, you have a chance to become a co-director of a film called “Life in a Day” which will be screened at next year’s Sundance Film Festival.
Ridley Scott, who worked on Alien, Blade Runner and Thelma & Louise, is the film’s producer. He explained the project on the film’s YouTube site:
“Life In A Day is a historic global experiment to create a user-generated feature film, shot in a single day, by you. On July 24, you have 24 hours to capture a glimpse of your life on camera. The most compelling and distinctive footage will be edited into an experimental documentary film, produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Kevin Macdonald.”
Macdonald, an Oscar-winning director (for the documentary film, “One Day in September”), describes the project:
“What I want to do is to make a film, unlike any film, I think, that’s ever been made before, which is to ask thousands of people, everywhere in the world, on a single day, which is the 24th of July this year, to film some aspect of their day and then post that material onto You Tube so that we can use it to make a film that is a record of what it’s like to be alive on that one day. It’ll be kind of like a time capsule, which people in the future, maybe in twenty, thirty, forty, fifty, a hundred, two hundred years, could look at that and say, “Oh my God, that’s what it was like.” A portrait of the world in a day.”
I’m not sure what I’ll film tomorrow, but I’m going to shoot something. And I may just try to make it Sundance next winter. (Truth be told, that’s the best time to ski in Park City — everyone’s at the movies!)
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