Ridley Scott, director of films such as Gladiator and Alien, is to crowdsource a feature length documentary by getting members of the public to post snippets of a day in their life on YouTube.
Scott, who is collaborating with the State of Play director Kevin Macdonald and YouTube, intends to create a feature length documentary based on the clips called Life in a Day. The project aims to get individuals to upload to YouTube footage of a moment in their lives on 24 July.
Individuals whose footage makes it into the final film will be credited as co-directors and 20 will be flown to the Sundance Film Festival in January where the film will have its premiere. Life in a Day will also be shown for free on YouTube.
"Life in a Day is a time capsule that will tell future generations what it was like to be alive on 24 July 2010," said Macdonald, who will direct the project. "It is a unique experiment in social filmmaking, and what better way to gather a limitless array of footage than to engage the world's online community?"