TomTom is calling on drivers around the world to get involved in a short film celebrating life on the road.
From the everyday to the extraordinary, TomTom wants drivers to capture and share their favourite driving experiences for the chance to star in the film called ‘Life in a Car’. The short film will be made entirely from footage shot by real drivers, and will be directed by Natalia Andreadis, who worked on Ridley Scott’s award-winning crowd-sourced movie, Life in a Day.
Andreadis said: “Life in a Car will bring drivers around the globe together, as they share the stories of their lives during their daily drives. I love working with real people, and real experiences, and can’t wait to see all the wonderful videos that drivers will share with us.”
People can get involved in the project by submitting their footage via a specially developed app for smartphones, or by uploading their films to a Facebook app. TomTom asks drivers to film whilst in their car – not whilst they are driving. The facebook site and app have further guidelines on this and how to film safely. You can also upload films via facebook - http://bit.ly/TomTomMovieStar
Corinne Vigreux, co-founder and managing director, TomTom consumer, commented: “TomTom has a passion for helping people to move. We are at the heart of millions of car journeys around the world, every day, and we are thrilled to be joining forces with drivers to create something truly unique together.
“In fact, with self-driving vehicles a not-too-distant reality, now is the ideal time to capture what life is like in our cars, today, before the way we use them changes forever.”
People can get involved by downloading the TomTom Video Collaboration Community app to the smartphone, logging-in, and then selecting the Life in a Car project by using the name ‘life in a car’ – all lowercase. Users will see some videos for inspiration, then all they need to do is hit the green ‘Start Filming’ button and they’re set to go! There are some prompts to get people started with their filming. The app is available on both Android and iOS devices.
The submission period is open now until 15 August. Life in a Car will premiere in September this year.