Debuting on YouTube: Ron Howard

Ron Howard, the Academy Award winning director, actor and producer, has chosen YouTube as his platform of choice to debut his short film, when you find me.

Premiering tomorrow at noon ET and available to view until Monday, Dec. 19 , Ron Howard’s when you find me  is a user-generated project that pulls together photos submitted to Canon’s Project Imagin8ion contest earlier this year.

Howard chose all aspects of the storyline in the film, including setting, character, and even the main obstacle. He used 8 photos, which he chose from the more than 100,000 submitted.

“Canon tasked me with a true creative experiment and the end result is a beautiful film directed by Bryce [Howard’s daughter] that captures the images and inspiration of the eight photographers,” Ron Howard said in a press release.

“After the New York premiere at the American Museum of Natural History last month, it was really gratifying to see people get emotional about the film and I’m thrilled that the online community will now have the opportunity to see it.”

The fifteen minute film follows two young girls as they deal with the loss of their mother, but it has a science-fiction vibe, as the girls travel through space and time.

The short will be available on the Project Imagin8ion YouTube channel.

“Wow, in less than a minute I had tears in my eyes. Looks amazing” commented  meadowfrance, on the trailer on YouTube.

Fruzsina Eördögh

Fruzsina Eördögh

Fruzsina Eördögh was the Daily Dot's first YouTube reporter. In addition to working as a producer for the now-defunct digital channel TouchVision TV, Eördögh has been published by Vice, the Christian Science Monitor, the Guardian, Variety, and Slate.