With football season around the corner, the old mailbag has been filling up. I got this one the other day and thought this would be a great way for all of us tailgaters to demonstrate the passion and the spirit we bring to the parking lots each and every weekend. Here is your chance to be a part of a historic film project that is attempting to capture what the world was doing on a single day. The day they are targeting is October 10, 2010. Get it? 10-10-10.
Before you go scrambling for a calendar, 10-10-10 is indeed a Sunday. You NFL tailgaters might have the best chance of making it into the film. Take a look at their trailer seeking participants and decide if it is something you want to do. The email from one of the producers of the film follows the video:
The original email to me:
I recently became aware of your website and thought that maybe you would want to let tailgaters partying on Sunday 10.10.10 know that photos and/or video of their celebration would be welcome in our project. I am helping to produce a worldwide participatory media event the same day to create a movie about the entire world. I would love to talk about how to include your tailgater events in ours and possibly have it be featured in our documentary film. The Project is called “One Day on Earth” and here’s more info about it:
We would like to invite you to partner with us on 10.10.10 in contributing to an unprecedented new media event. Every Nation, 24 hours, and You.
On October 10th, 2010, our organization, OneDayOnEarth.org will be creating a video time capsule in order to provide a snapshot of this one day all around the world.
Across the planet, documentary filmmakers, students, and inspired citizens will record the human experience over a 24-hour period. By participating in this historic event, you will help capture the diversity of life and culture on this planet. Together we will create a document that is a gift to the world.
More than a film, One Day on Earth is a multi-platform participatory media project.
The flagship of this project is a 120-minute documentary to be released theatrically. Through the One Day on Earth platform we will establish a community that not only watches, but participates.
If you would be interested in including footage of your event for this project, please sign up on our website at www.onedayonearth.org or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org . We will be happy to explain details of the project and facilitate your participation in any way we can.
This might be something worthwhile breaking out the old video camera and shooting some footage while you are out tailgating. Who knows, you might make it into a documentary film and become famous…