The Life in a day project has opened at Sundance. The film, produced by Ridley and Tony Scott, directed by Kevin Macdonald and composed from 4,500 hours of videos submitted from 192 countries, all shot on July 24, 2010.
YouTube approached Macdonald and the Scott brothers with the idea of having the site’s users submit their own footage during the course of a single day. All that video was then edited down to a 90 minute snapshot of what life was like during those particular 24 hours. To name a few of the narrators there is a Korean man traveling the globe on his bicycle, a Japanese man, single parent caring for his son, an American family dealing with cancer, an Indian gardener working in Dubai, a shoe shine boy on the streets of Peru and a U.S. man rejected by a woman he wants to date. National Geographic will release Life in a Day in theaters on July 24, exactly one year after the film’s footage was shot. Also, the movie’s Sundance premiere was streamed live on YouTube.