Ridley Scott has spoken of his delight after successfully completing his innovative film project LIFE IN A DAY, insisting he hopes the movie inspires more wannabe directors to follow their dream.
The Hollywood director has collaborated with State of Play moviemaker Kevin MACdonald to create the new picture using footage submitted by amateurs.
The pair asked aspiring directors to capture a glimpse of their life on 24 July, 2010, with the successful contributors winning invites to the movie's premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah later this month (Jan11).
And Scott reveals he was pleased with the high standards of submissions.
He says, "I am delighted that we're bringing together contributors from all over the globe in such a unique way. I believe Life In A Day will inspire more people to pick up a camera and tell their stories."
MACdonald adds, "The process of making Life In A Day has been such an inspiring one for me and my team... We got insights into so many people's lives. It is a testament to the skill, insight and generosity of so many contributors that we have ended up with such a powerful, cohesive and emotionally engaging film - which really gives you a flavour of what it was like to be alive on 24th July, 2010."
The winning clips came from a diverse range of countries including Afghanistan, Egypt, Indonesia and Japan.