LOS ANGELES, July 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. video-sharing Web site YouTube says it is teaming up with filmmakers Ridley Scott and Kevin Macdonald on a documentary project.
The team is asking people around to world to help create "Life in a Day," which they say will be the first user-generated feature-length documentary film shot on a single day -- July 24, 2010.
Members of the public are being asked to capture a moment of their lives and upload footage to www.youtube.com/lifeinaday.
Macdonald is to direct the film, which is being executive produced by Scott and produced by his company Scott Free Productions. People whose footage makes it into the finished film will be credited as co-directors and 20 contributors will be flown to the 2011 Sundance Film Festival for the film's world premiere, YouTube said.
"'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," Macdonald said in a statement Wednesday. "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."
"We're thrilled to give our community the opportunity to work with Kevin Macdonald and Ridley Scott, and are grateful to our long-term partner, the Sundance Institute, for their support of this global initiative," said Eric Schmidt, chief executive officer of Google, YouTube's parent company.