Nokia plans to team with filmmaker Spike Lee to make a movie from customers’ cell phone footage. Lee reportedly said he was interested in doing the project because “it’s a great collaborative effort.”
By Nokia Productions, the film will feature three acts. The theme of each act will be announced online and then users will have four weeks to submit their entries. The company said the film’s theme will center on how music tells the story of humanity.
In a statement, Lee said: “You are seeing first-hand the democratization of film. Aspiring filmmakers no longer have to go to film school to make great work. With a simple mobile phone, almost anyone can now become a filmmaker.”
Nokia will choose 25 submissions. People can then vote online for their favorite, narrowing it down to a top 10. Lee will then choose the winning submission from each act. The final film will premiere later this year.