HanWay Films has taken on international sales rights to Life In A Day, the unique user-generated feature film that is being directed by Kevin Macdonald (Last King of Scotland) and executive produced by Ridley Scott (Gladiator).
The project marks the first user-generated, feature-length documentary film shot on a single day. Contributors across the globe shot footage on July 24, 2010 and uploaded onto a special section on film partner YouTube (www.youtube.com/lifeinaday). Participants were asked to capture a moment of their lives on that day, and Macdonald is directing using the most compelling moments.
The project was first announced in July, when Macdonald described it as “a time capsule that will tell future generations what it was like to be alive on the 24th of July, 2010.”
The film is in production now, scheduled for a world premiere at Sundance 2011 in January. HanWay will introduce the film to buyers at the forthcoming AFM.
Liza Marshall, who is producing for Scott Free UK, said: “Life In A Day is shaping up to be an extraordinary and unique film experience. HanWay coming onboard enables us to deliver what we set out to achieve, which is to take the film to as wide an audience as possible across the globe and via multiple entertainment platforms.”
HanWay’s Tim Haslam added: “Life In A Day comes with a remarkable pedigree; award winning filmmakers and 28 million hits on the website already.”
HanWay’s powerhouse current slate also includes Steve McQueen’s Shame, David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method, Andrea Arnold’s Wuthering Heights, Jerzy Skolimowski’s multiple Venice award winner Essential Killing, Takashi Miike’s 13 Assassins, Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg’s Kon-Tiki, Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut Quartet, Nigel Cole’s Made In Dagenham and James Gunn’s SUPER.
Scott Free UK is in development on SJ Watson’s Before I Go To Sleep with Rowan Joffe attached to direct; Glen Duncan’s The Last Werewolf with TF1; Nick Cave’s The Death of Bunny Munro to be directed by John Hillcoat as a three-part series; and Boy Banned for Channel 4 written by Rupert Everett and Darren Little.