What is Life In A Day?
Life In A Day is a historic global experiment to create a user-generated documentary film shot in a single day, by you. On 24 July, 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, executively produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Kevin Macdonald.
Why contribute to Life In A Day?
Every contributor to Life In A Day will be a part of cinematic history, participating in the largest crowd-sourced film ever made and creating a time capsule to show future generations what it was like to be alive on 24 July 2010.
Who is Kevin Macdonald?
Kevin Macdonald is an award-winning filmmaker and the director of Life In A Day. His first feature film, ONE DAY IN SEPTEMBER, won an Academy Award for Best Documentary in 2000. His second feature, TOUCHING THE VOID, premiered at the Telluride Film Festival in 2003 before becoming the highest-grossing British documentary in UK box office history. Kevin’s first dramatic feature, THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND, starring Forest Whitaker, also premiered at Telluride before winning a BAFTA for Best British Film and Best Adapted Screenplay; Whitaker also won an Academy Award and a BAFTA for his role in the film. Kevin is currently working on his next feature, EAGLE OF THE NINTH, starring Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell and Mark Strong. In addition to being a filmmaker, Kevin is a journalist whose work has appeared in numerous publications including the Guardian, Observer and Telegraph.
Who is Ridley Scott?
Ridley Scott is a renowned filmmaker who has received three Academy Award nominations for Best Director over the course of his distinguished career, most recently for his 2002 film, BLACK HAWK DOWN. Additional credits include GLADIATOR, which won the Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA for Best Picture, and THELMA & LOUISE, which brought Scott his first Academy Award nomination for Best Director in 1991. Other films include AMERICAN GANGSTER, BODY OF LIES, A GOOD YEAR, the groundbreaking film BLADE RUNNER and the classic ALIEN. He most recently directed the hit film ROBIN HOOD. Scott, along with his brother Tony Scott, is the founder of Scott Free Productions, a company that produces a wide range of film and television projects. In 2003, Scott was awarded a knighthood from the Order of the British Empire in recognition of his contributions to the arts.
Is there anything I can do to help spread the word about Life In A Day?
Absolutely! You can:
● Subscribe to the Life In A Day channel!
● Tell your friends and family about it
● Make videos about what you’re thinking of filming on 24 July and post them to your YouTube channel
● Plan a “film up”, during which you and your friends can meet up and film together
● Sign up for event information on YouTube’s Facebook page.
● Post about the project on your own Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Questions about eligibility
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To be eligible to upload and submit Videos to be considered for inclusion in the Film, you must be 18 years of age or older (or 19 years of age or older if you are a resident of Nebraska (US State), or 20 years of age or older if you are a resident of Taiwan, Korea, Japan or New Zealand, or 21 years of age or older if you are a resident of Puerto Rico, Mississippi (US State)), as at Saturday 24 July, 2010.