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Public asked to contribute to Britain In A Day film project

Sir Ridley Scott directs Body of Lies

Story by Jack Foley

MEMBERS of the public are being offered the chance to be in a new film that’s being overseen by Sir Ridley Scott’s production company.

Britain In A Day aims to capture life in Britain during a 24-hour period and is to be launched as part of the BBC’s Cultural Olympiad.

The project is seeking to take contributions from the public about their lives on November 12 this year (2011) by inviting them to film themselves and put the video online for the project.

The scheme echoes a similar attempt to capture the lives of people across the world over one day for a film called Life In A Day that was directed by Kevin Macdonald, produced by Sir Ridley and released in cinemas earlier this year. Find out more

Britain In A Day will be shown on the BBC.

But Commissioning editor Charlotte Moore commented: “This is a bold project, hugely ambitious in scope and scale… [and] the BBC is in a unique position to deliver it with real impact.

“The Cultural Olympiad feels like an ideal opportunity to take a mirror to ourselves and capture something of the kaleidoscope of life that thrives in Britain today.”

Sir Ridley himself said: “Our aim for this new project is to get everyone behind the lens and give us a window on to one day in Britain.”

The programme will produce a time capsule of Britain as well as a full-length documentary which will be shown on BBC Two next year to coincide with The Olympics.

To find out more about participating, visit the Britain In A Day Website