How You Can Be Featured In A Ridley Scott Documentary On 25 July
If you’ve ever wanted a video you’ve filmed to be featured in something big like a documentary, or if you’re a fan of films like Black Hawk Down, Gladiator and The Martian, here’s your chance. Directors Ridley Scott (who directed the mentioned movies) and Kevin Macdonald are working on a participatory documentary film, Life in a Day, in which they are looking for submissions from the public. All you need to do is film your day on 25 July, send your video to lifeinaday.youtube, and hope that your work is chosen for the project.
No matter your country, language, or preoccupations, Life in a Day is open to all. You can highlight a cause or person dear to you, show your life under lockdown, share your wedding day or the birth of your child with the entire world, or simply capture an ordinary day. Like a time capsule, Life in a Day will reflect the year 2020, a unique moment that the entire world has lived together.
For your video to qualify, you have to submit your work between 25 July and 2 August. The site offers a lot of advice on how to shoot your film and give yourself the greatest chance possible to appear in the documentary, which will be shown next year at the Sundance Film Festival in the United States and released on YouTube.
This project, directed by Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland) and produced by Scott, isn’t the first documentary of this type. In 2011, they introduced the concept with film shot during a July day in 2010. They received 80,000 contributions from around the world. Freely available on YouTube since January 2011, the documentary has been viewed more than 16 million times.
Source: AFP Relax News