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LONDON — Filmmaker Ridley Scott and collaborators are calling on fans of Bruce Springsteen to contribute to Springsteen & I, a user-generated feature documentary about The Boss.
The team plans to mirror the approach behind last year’s film Life in a Day, which weaved together footage from people around the world.
Fans of the rock star are being asked to make their own short film about Springsteen and what he means to them, which Ridley Scott Associates, Black Dog Films and Scott Free London will roll into the film.
Life in a Day came out of a partnership between Scott’s production firm Scott Free London and YouTube. It spliced together footage shot on a single day, July 24, 2010, by people around the world tasked with capturing a moment of their lives on camera.
The producers are looking for fans’ raw footage of personal insights, abstractions and reflections on how Springsteen and his music have affected their lives.
Directed by Baillie Walsh, Springsteen & I is billed as “an open invitation to people all over the world to share stories that celebrate one of the greatest lyrical storytellers of our generation.”
Producer Svana Gisla said: “We are searching for a wide variety of creative interpretations, captured in the most visually exciting way you can think of, whether you’ve been a hardcore Tramp since ’73 or have heard one of his songs for the first time today. If you have a parent, a sibling, a neighbor or a colleague who has an interesting tale, we want to know about them. 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.”
Springsteen & I is targeted for a worldwide theatrical release in 2013. Scott Free’s Liza Marshall and Jack Arbuthnott will executive produce.
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