Videos Shot By Ordinary People Make Up YouTube's "Life in a Day" Documentary Film


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YouTube's "Life in a Day" is their largest online video event to date

The filming and submission period for "Life in a Day" has officially ended, and those who took part now have to wait and see if they will get a chance to “be a part of history.” YouTube's biggest video event, this "user-generated documentary" is a collection of short movies representing the life of individuals from around the world in a single day.

A Ridley Scott ("Gladiator," "The A-Team") production, this “historic global experiment” featuring everyday people gets some fine-tuning by way of Oscar-winning director, Kevin MacDonald ("Last King of Scotland"). Normal people from around the world were asked to submit a movie capturing a day in their life. A select number of videos will be edited into a feature-length documentary film to premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival - only the most fascinating and unique submissions will make it into the final cut. Though no royalty payments will be made, those whose footage makes it into the final film will have their name in the credits as a brag-worthy “co-director." Additionally, 20 of these contributors will be taken to the Sundance Film Festival in Utah to celebrate with Kevin MacDonald.

The full-length movie, for now titled "Life in a Day" will be available on YouTube once completed to watch completely free. The film makes its official debut at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, which runs from January 20th to 30th, 2011.

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