Spike Lee directing Cell Phone Movie for Nokia

By Eddie Pritchard

Filmmaker Spike Lee announced that he has teamed up with Nokia to direct a movie made with cell phone footage from everyday people. Lee will direct the film through the Web site. The film by Nokia Productions will consist of three acts. An "assignment" for each act will be announced online and people will then have four weeks to produce their submission. "Aspiring filmmakers no longer have to go to film school to make great work, Lee said.

The film's theme will evolve around the way music tells the story of humanity, and people can submit text, music, video or images at certain times between now and August 21 to http://www.nokiaproductions.com. Nokia will choose 25 submissions, then people can vote online for their favorite for a top 10 from which Spike Lee will then choose the winning submission from each act.

The final film with the three winning submissions and other contributed content will premiere later this year in Los Angeles.