If you're an aspiring filmmaker looking for a way to catch a producer's eye, I have one question for you: Want to help Ridley Scott and The Last King of Scotland's Kevin Macdonald make a documentary?
Director Macdonald and producer Scott are behind Life In A Day, a new documentary that will assemble footage shot around the world on July 24th, including user-submitted footage uploaded to YouTube, to create a snapshot of humanity on one particular day in history. Macdonald explains,
'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?
Macdonald will be responsible for editing the footage together, and each filmmaker whose work is used in the movie will be officially credited as a co-director of the movie, with 20 being flown to the movie's premiere at next year's Sundance Film Festival. Details on how to become involved can be found on the movie's official YouTube page.