A Day in the Life Film
THE final song of The Beatles'
iconic Sgt Pepper album:- 'A Day in the Life' has inspired a unique film
challenge. Liverpool film company Hurricane Films are inviting aspiring
filmmakers to submit short films (under 5 minutes) that depict a day in
their life on Thursday, 1 June 2017; 50 years to the day since the album's
A selection of the submitted films will be shown at the premiere alongside
Hurricane's own:- "A Day in The Life - 24 Zero Hours" a short film
written by celebrated author Frank Cottrell-Boyce, featuring legendary
comedian Tom O'Connor.
The film premiere on Friday, 16 June 2017, will mark the finale of Liverpool's Sgt
Pepper at 50 celebrations, which will see the City reinvent the albums 13
tracks via a myriad of events featuring international artists working in
collaboration with Liverpool based organisations.
The short films can range from professional; standard productions to being
shot and edited on smart phones.
The chosen films will be selected for their imaginative response to the
brief as much as their technical quality, but should show originality, have
emotional impact or just provide an interesting insight into the day in the
life of the film maker.
Online Youtube or Vimeo links of the completed films should be sent via
email, by midnight,
on Friday, 9 June 2017.
The premiere of 'A Day In the Life - 24 Zero Hours' will be held at Woolton Picture House and takes a ride on the 86 bus (the one McCartney
would have taken to school) through the space time continuum where it passes
Carl Hunter, Director:- 'A Day In the Life - 24 Zero Hours', said:-
"This is a fantastic opportunity for aspiring film makers to have their
work showcased at an event to mark the 50th Anniversary of Sgt Pepper. A
collection of films that portray different lives on 1 day will provide us
with an invaluable visual time capsule."
Alicia Smith, Creative Producer at Culture Liverpool for Sgt Pepper at 50,
added:- "A Day in the Life is another great way for people to take
part in our Sgt Pepper at 50 celebrations. We know there's a huge amount of
creative talent across the City and with the emphasis on originality we're
expecting a great response to how people interpret what a day in their lives
means to them."
A Day in the Life Film Challenge - Timeline:-
Thursday, 1 June 2017 – Shoot day
Friday, 9 June 2017 – Deadline for submissions
Tuesday, 13 June 2017 – Selected films announced
Friday, 16 June 2017 – Premier – Woolton Cinema
Tickets for the Premier are ₤5.00 (including fees) and can be purchased on:-
For more on Hurricane Films, visit:-
Sgt Pepper at 50 has been made possible with National Lottery investment of
₤750,000 from Arts Council England's Ambition for Excellence scheme. For
full details visit:-