Kevin Macdonald, Ridley Scott unite for another Life in a Day

Ten years after collaborating on documentary Life in a Day — made up of amateur video clips depicting people’s lives around the world on a single day (July 24, 2010) — Kevin Macdonald and Ridley Scott are reuniting to look at the world in 2020.

Life in a Day 2020 will repeat the process with anyone who wants to encouraged to film their life and tell the story of a day on Earth, this time on July 25, 2020.

Like the original, Life in a Day is set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival and on YouTube in 2021.

On July 25, the filmmakers are inviting everyone to capture and reflect the reality of their world over a 24-hour period.

The footage needs to be uploaded to YouTube’s dedicated site for the film by 2nd August.

The production team will then review and translate submitted videos, to shape the film’s narrative.

“Making the first Life in a Day was one of the most joyful and eye-opening experiences of my life,” said Macdonald. “Contributors were generous enough to share often quite intimate moments from their lives as part of a huge, life-affirming filmmaking experiment.

“I am thrilled, 10 years later, that we are making Life in a Day 2020. In that time, how have we changed? How has our relationship to filming ourselves changed? And at this extraordinary turning point in history what are we hoping for in our future?”


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