Scott Free, RSA, Springsteen team up for crowdsourced doc

The producers behind Springsteen & I, to be directed by Baillie Walsh, are extending an open call to fans for a range of material, to be included in a doc with a planned theatrical release for next year.
November 13, 2012

The production partners behind Life in a Day are teaming up for another crowdsourced doc – with the focal point this time being legendary musician Bruce Springsteen.

Scott Free, Ridley Scott Associates (RSA) and Black Dog Films have announced an open call for submissions for SpringsteenĀ & I, a film intended to “share stories that celebrate one of the greatest storytellers of our generation.” According to a statement on the film’s official website, the producers are looking 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.”

Those creative interpretations can include clips from concerts, old photographs, and even abstract footage with Springsteen-related narration. Fans will be able to upload material from midnight GMT on November 15 to November 29, 2012. Online submissions should be under five minutes.

The website’s call for submissions also opens the door to those who may not be cinematically inclined. “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,” the statement read.

The film is to be directed by Baillie Walsh, who has directed music videos through Black Dog for Massive Attack, New Order, Oasis and Kylie Minogue among others, as well as the 2008 feature Flashbacks of a Fool , starring Daniel Craig. A theatrical release is planned for 2013.

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