Producer Ridley Scott's YouTube movie, "Life In A Day," which we've talked about before, is anything but a traditional Hollywood film. It was shot by thousands of amateurs, has only a loose plot or theme, and will be released online instead of in theaters. But there is one choice Scott and his director, Kevin Macdonald, have made that is very Hollywood–the movie trailer.
"Life In A Day" is the attempt to document the human experience through the use of thousands of different scenes–each filmed by a different YouTube user. Over 80,000 videos were submitted for the project, and 1,125 have made the film's final cut. And today, YouTube has released the first of many teaser trailers–individual scenes, really–for "Life In A Day." They'll put out several more leading up to the film's January 27 broadcast, and each will feature a different segment from a different amateur filmmaker as they try to build momentum and buzz around the unique film project.
Without further ado, here's your first teaser for Life In A Day:
Outstanding! If the clips chosen for the film are as beautifully shot and interesting as this one… then this movie just went from neat experiment to must-see film on my list. Here I've been expecting to see two hours of the mundane aspects of humanity–teeth brushing, shaving, driving. How refreshing to see that some of these participants used top-quality gear and looked for more compelling moments of their daily existence to share with us.
"Life In A Day" will premiere on Thursday January 27, 2011, at 5:00pm Pacific Time, with a live broadcast from the Sundance Film Festival. After the film's premiere, director Kevin Macdonald and 20 of the filmmakers whose work is featured in the movie will do a live Q&A. There will also be several more teasers released between now and then as they try and build interest.
Keep up with the project, the trailers, or the latest news over at the Life In A Day channel.