The first teaser trailer for the innovative new project Life in a Day has been released. The documentary will be available worldwide on the movie's YouTube page Thursday, January 27 at 5 PM PST. Take a look at the teaser trailer below and read on for more information on this online collaboration between director Kevin Macdonald, producer Ridley Scott and thousands of YouTube users:
We reported last week that the premiere of Life in a Day will also coincide with a special interactive Q&A session with Kevin Macdonald, Ridley Scott and the top 26 filmmakers who submitted videos to the project. Users can submit questions to http://www.youtube.com/lifeinaday|YouTube.com/LifeInADay} starting on Monday, January 24.
YouTube joins world famous filmmakers Ridley Scott and Kevin Macdonald in asking people around to world to help them create the first user-generated feature-length documentary film shot on a single day - July 24, 2010. Life in a Day is a historic global film experiment that enlists the global community to capture a moment of their lives on Saturday, July 24 and to upload that footage to YouTube.com/LifeInADay.
Academy Award-winning director Kevin Macdonald (State of Play, The Last King of Scotland, Touching the Void) will direct, bringing together the most compelling footage into a feature-length documentary film. The project will be executive produced by Ridley Scott (Robin Hood, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down) and produced by his company Scott Free Productions. 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 one of several efforts by YouTube to push the boundaries of music, art, and now film. YouTube Symphony Orchestra and the recently announced YouTube Play partnership with the Guggenheim are examples of the convergence of online video with traditional arts and Life in a Day takes this effort into the cinematic realm. LG Electronics is supporting Life in a Day as a key part of its long-standing Life's Good campaign and to support the creation of quality online content that can be shared and enjoyed by all.