Life in a day
Ridley Scott | Executive Producer
Ridley Scott, one of the world’s foremost directors and producers, is known for his groundbreaking work on some of the most iconic films of a generation, such as Thelma & Louise, Alien, The Martian, Black Hawk Down and Blade Runner. His film epic Gladiator won the Academy Award, Golden Globe®, and BAFTA Awards for Best Picture, as well as the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Russell Crowe. In 2003, Scott was awarded a knighthood from the Order of the British Empire in recognition of his contributions to the arts. He has also received the BAFTA fellowship and the DGA Lifetime Achievement Award honoring his contribution to the film world.
Kevin Macdonald | Director
Kevin Macdonald's first feature, One Day In September, won an Oscar for Best Documentary in 2000. His second feature, Touching the Void premiered at Telluride 2003. Awards include a BAFTA for Best British Film and the Evening Standard Award for Best British Film, and it is the highest grossing British documentary in UK box office history. He then made the feature film The Last King of Scotland which won the BAFTA for best British film and earned Forest Whitaker an Oscar for best actor. Other dramatic films include State of Play with Russell Crowe and Helen Mirren, How I Live Now with Saoirse Ronan and Tom Holland. Other documentaries include: Marley, a documentary about Bob Marley’s life and work, which was nominated for a BAFTA, Whitney which premiered at Cannes in 2018 and Life In a Day, a global experiment in filmmaking. He is currently in post-production on The Mauritanian, a legal thriller starring Jodie Foster, Benedict Cumberbatch and Tahar Rahim.
Kai-Lu Hsiung | Executive Producer
Kai-Lu Hsiung is the managing director of RSA Films, having joined the company in 1992. Kai went to Brighton Art College and then on to the RCA to study Fine Art. She taught at Harrow Art College before moving into publishing, helping set up Deadline Magazine with Tom Astor. She is the executive producer of Lord of Chaos, Ramstein: Paris, Christmas in a Day, and numerous other films and commercials.
Tabitha Jackson | Director, Sundance Film Festival
Tabitha Jackson—award-winning commissioning editor, director, producer and writer—was appointed the Director of the Sundance Film Festival in February 2020. With more than 25 years of experience in the field of arts and nonfiction film, she previously served as the Director of the Documentary Film Program at the Sundance Institute. Under her leadership, Life in a Day 2020 will premiere at Sundance in 2021—a premiere that will stream live around the world along with a Q&A with the filmmakers and a select number of contributors.
A team of experienced editors and researchers will work with the film’s director to review submissions, help select final footage and edit the finished documentary. The team will be led by:
The Stuart Hall Project,
The Jazz Ambassadors
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