I hope you all tuned into BBC2 last week to watch the fantastic new documentary Life In A Day. Produced by Scott Free Productions in partnership with YouTube and directed by award winning Kevin Mcdonald it delivered a fascinating look at a day in the life of hundreds of individuals and showed just how beautiful and diverse the planet we call home is.
If you were like me and found yourself thinking ‘I wish I could have been involved in this’ when watching Life In A Day then this news will be music to your ears, as Scott Free Productions and YouTube are once again joining forces for another unique opportunity exclusively for the people of Britain.
From BBC announcement:
On 12 November this year people will have the opportunity to film something that captures the intimacy and singularity of their lives and upload it to a dedicated channel on YouTube. YouTube worked with Scott Free to create Life In A Day and will be supporting the BBC in the development of the Britain In A Day film.
Award-winning director Morgan Matthews will use the rich trove of material submitted to craft a feature-length documentary film that captures the variety and vibrancy of life in Britain today. He will work alongside executive producer Kevin Macdonald, who directed Life In A Day, and Scott Free producer Liza Marshall. Charlotte Moore, BBC Commissioning Editor for Documentaries, is spearheading the project.
Charlotte Moore says: “The Cultural Olympiad feels like an ideal opportunity to take a mirror to ourselves and capture something of the kaleidoscope of life that thrives in Britain today. I hope that the fresh approach we are bringing to the production process will allow us to preserve a moment in time in a compelling and truly inclusive way. This is a bold project, hugely ambitious in scope and scale, and the BBC is in a unique position to deliver it with real impact.”
Ridley Scott says: “Filmmaking has always been about just picking up a camera, getting out there and doing it. Our aim for this new project is to get everyone behind the lens and give us a window onto one day in Britain.”
So I think it’s time to dust off the family camera and be involved in something special, the documentary itself is a part of BBC’s Cultural Olympiad and London 2012 Festival programming and will be shown on BBC2 before next year’s London Olympics.
Spread the word a follow Britain In A Day on twitter at @britaininaday or by including #britaininaday in your tweets.
Here’s a message from director Morgan Matthews and producer Ridley Scott.
Also, why not head over to their site – http://www.youtube.com/britaininaday or check out the great trailer below.
To watch the incredible Life In A Day just follow this link – http://www.youtube.com/movie?v=JaFVr_cJJIY&feature=mv_sr