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Hundreds of Kiwis share Life in a Day with world

Hundreds of Kiwis share their Life in a Day with the world

Editor’s note: Further information on YouTube’s Life in a Day is available at this press site.

Auckland, 10 August 2010: Around 400 New Zealanders picked up a video camera on Saturday 24 July and created a video time capsule of their day, in hope of being part of the first ever YouTube documentary film - Life in a Day.

In total, more than 80,000 submissions were received from 197 countries, across 45 languages.

Over the coming months, the most compelling footage will be edited to create an experimental documentary film directed by The Last King of Scotland Director Kevin Macdonald and produced by Oscar-winning Director Sir Ridley Scott. Macdonald has assembled a team of 20 to help him log and assess the thousands of hours of footage.

As a preview to the world premiere of the Life in a Day film, a video gallery of entries will be posted on YouTube’s Life in a Day channel in early September.

Individuals whose footage makes it into the finished film will be credited as co-directors and 20 of these contributors will be flown to the Sundance Film Festival for the film’s world premiere in January 2011, which will be screened simultaneously on YouTube.

Keep an eye on the YouTube Life in a Day channel to see if your contribution will be featured in the video gallery next month.


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