Ridley Scott to make YouTube movie

Kevin Macdonald will ‘direct’

Kevin Macdonald

YouTube has recruited Ridley Scott and Kevin Macdonald to help them make the first ever user-created feature documentary shot on just one day.

Yeah, eat their shorts, David Fincher. Clearly YouTube want to get one up on Fincher’s biographical flick The Social Network, which is tracking the founding of other internet titan Facebook and is due out later this year.

The YouTube movie, entitled Life In A Day, will task 'Tubers with shooting a moment of their lives on Saturday 24 July and upload the footage onto YouTube.com/LifeinaDay.

Kevin Macdonald will then be given the unenviable job of uniting that footage into a coherent, feature-length documentary.

"Life In A Day is a time capsule that will tell future generations what it was like to be alive on the 24th of July, 2010,” says Macdonald. “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."

He won’t be taking all the credit, though – people whose footage makes it into Life In A Day will all be credited as co-directors, while 20 of the lucky filmmakers will be whisked off to the 2011 Sundance Film Festival for the flick’s world premiere.

Planning on taking part? What will you shoot?

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