Fuju Television has announced that they will be wroking with filmmaker & producer Ridley Scott to record and share a single day of life in Japan. Inspired by Kevin Macdonald’s Life in a day, this project is dedicated to the victims of the earthquake/tsunami that happened in March 2011.
Fuji Television is requesting for contributions from anyone in Japan to record a video about their life on March 11th, 2012. Videos will be uploaded to a special YouTube “Japan in a Day” website. The best entries, judged by the filmmakers, will be selected from the submitted videos to complete an all-new original movie.
So yeah, I repeat, those who’ll be in Japan on the 11th of March 2012 are welcomed to capture anything on that day itself and submit their videos to YouTube.com/JapaninaDay.
Additionally, Fuji TV will donate 200 cameras to those in the stricken areas. Footage gathered from these cameras as well as Fuji TV’s coverage of the day will also be submitted for selection. The movie will be premiered on the big screen, and Fuji TV plans to donate its profits to victims in the affected areas.
Ridley Scott said: “The ‘Life in a Day’ format that we launched in 2010 was created to offer people around the world the opportunity to become part of a global experiment in filmmaking. By capturing their stories, secrets and wishes, we were able to build a movie-sized snapshot of what it’s like to live on Earth today. ‘Japan in a Day’ is offering us just that, but instead a concentrated insight into the daily lives, hopes, fears and dreams of the Japanese people. We’re excited to see the results and wish Fuji every success in building its own big screen love letter to Japan.”
Do watch the trailer below :