Kevin Macdonald’s LIFE IN A DAY to premiere on YouTube the same day it hits Sundance

Joshua Brunsting

January 6th, 2011

One of the more talked about documentaries set to debut at this year’s Sundance Film Festival comes thanks to Kevin Macdonald, who is looking to have one hell of a 2011.

Entitled LIFE IN A DAY, the film sees the TOUCHING THE VOID helmer teaming with Ridley Scott’s Scott Free production shingle, and features footage uploaded by YouTube users from around the world, on one single day, July 24th, 2010. With nearly 4500 hours of footage uploaded from 192 countries around the world, the film looks to document what it was exactly like on that one day.

Now, according to Deadline, the film will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 27, and will subsequently be live streamed on the film’s YouTube channel. The film will also be available at 7PM local time that very same day. There will be a moderated Q&A featuring Macdonald and 26 of the film’s contributors.

The film follows the stories of many people, including “a Korean man who has been cycling the world for nine years, a young mother battling cancer, and a Russian free-runner making Moscow his playground.” Personally, I’m really excited to check out this film, and it’s interesting to note that it will be available online for anyone and everyone to watch online. Macdonald is a really gifted filmmaker, and while it’s not quite his film entirely, it is a film that I absolutely can’t wait to check out. Likely drenched in sentimentality, the film has the makings of what could be a really powerful doc, if handled right.

Kevin Macdonald also has his latest narrative feature, THE EAGLE, set to hit theaters early this year.

What do you think?

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