Ridley Scott Producing 'Life in a Day' Doc Follow-Up 'Japan in a Day'

February 28, 2012
Source: Deadline

Japan in a Day

It's been over a year since the user generated documentary Life in a Day chronicled just one day around the entire world from various people. Now producer Ridley Scott is at it again, but this time their scope has been narrowed to a specific part of the world. Just one year after the tragic earthquake and tsunami that rocked Japan, on March 11th, participants are being asked to capture footage on the day and upload it to YouTube for Japan in a Day, a 24-hour self-portrait of the country filmed by the public. Fuji TV is involved with selecting the best footage submitted and the film will get a worldwide cinema release as well.

Here's a promo trailer leading up to March 11th when the footage for Japan in a Day will be captured:

In addition to selecting the footage, Deadline reports Fuji is donating 200 cameras to people in the most affected areas of Japan and all of the profits from those who pay to see the film will be given to victims. Though Kevin Macdonald directed the first film, it's not clear who will direct this Japan centric follow-up. This could very well be the start of an interesting franchise as the concept could easily be applied to any location in the world. And for those who haven't seen the Sundance selected Life in a Day, the full film is available on YouTube right here as well as on Netflix Instant in High Definition. Be sure to check it out!

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Reader Feedback - 2 Comments


This looks great, even that teaser was fantastic! I loved Life in a day, great doc. I've always wanted to visit Japan, I'm sure this is just going to make me want to go there even more. Can't wait!

Alex Billington on Feb 28, 2012


I think he did a UK only one sometime last year, too. Well, I remember there being a date set to film the footage on. I never saw anything from it. Did I dream it? Lol

Localboypaul on Feb 29, 2012

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