Baillie Walsh to helm user-generated montage movie
LONDON — Following in the footsteps of their 2011 documentary “Life in a Day,” Ridley Scott Associates and Scott Free London are embarking on another venture in collective filmmaking with “Springsteen and I.”
The film, celebrating the impact of American rock star Bruce Springsteen, will be composed by director Baillie Walsh from clips and footage submitted by fans all around the world.
The producers have issued an open call for fans to share their experiences, insights and reflections on how Springsteen and his music have affected their lives.
Material can be submitted via a dedicated website from Nov. 15 onwards. The film is intended for theatrical release in 2013.
“We are searching for a wide variety of creative interpretations, captured in the most visually exciting way you can think of,” said producer Svana Gisla.
The production team is also asking for old footage of Springsteen, photographs and audio narratives. They are seeking raw footage rather than edited material.
Anything under five minutes long, shot on any equipment from hi-def cameras to smartphones, can be uploaded to the website http://www.springsteenandi.com. Longer clips can be provided by contacting the production team directly to arrange delivery.
“If you have a parent, a sibling, a neighbor or a colleague who has an interesting tale, we want to know about them,” Gisla says. “If you can’t use a camera, or are not sure how to capture your story, then get in touch and we will link you up with someone who can.”
RSA and Black Dog Films are producing, with Liza Marshall and Jack Arbuthnot of Scott Free London acting as exec producers.