Scott And Macdonald Swamped By Film Submissions
Filmmakers SIR Ridley Scott and Kevin Macdonald have been swamped with submissions for their planned YouTube movie after asking fans to hand over their homemade footage.
The two movie moguls urged web users to record their daily lives on 24 July (10) and upload the scenes to the clip-sharing website.
The videos will then be edited into a documentary called Life in A Day, set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January (11).
Scott, who is producing the project, has revealed they have now received a staggering 80,000 submissions from 197 countries in 45 languages. The massive numbers have led the moviemakers to hire a team of 20 assistants to help them scour the clips and cut the footage down to 100 hours before the final editing stage can begin.
He tells Variety, "The sheer number of uploads to the channel is astonishing and exceeds our expectations. I'm as fascinated as anyone by what kind of videos people have uploaded and the kind of film which will result from this innovative endeavour."
Project director MACdonald adds, "It's a mountain, but we're eager to climb it."