Filmmakers to make YouTube movieKevin Macdonald and Sir Ridley Scott set to make film using videos posted on YouTube.
Renowned directors Kevin Macdonald and Sir Ridley Scott are to make a film using YouTube video productions.
In what could be seen as an indicator of the rising cultural significance of YouTube videos, the pair are looking to make the film entirely out of user-generated content.
Last King of Scotland director Macdonald has appealed to YouTube users to shoot their own video productions showing their daily lives on a specific date - July 24th.
These will then be edited together to make a documentary, entitle Life in a Day, to be premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, in Salt Lake City, Utah, in January.
Alien director Sir Ridley will produce the movie.
"I hope it will be something that will open people's eyes to the possibilities of user-generated film," Macdonald said.
"Of course, it's a risk. It could be that I won't get anything interesting back. But I don't think that will be the case. I'm sure there will be some real gems, some real magic, which is what I'm looking for."
Kevin Macdonald's other works of note include Touching the Void and State of Play.
Posted by Liam Wallace