Trust launches film challenge with a cause

AMANDA SACHTLEBEN
Last updated 12:44 02/05/2013

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The Inspiring Stories Trust has launched an online filmmaking initiative designed to celebrate young people with a good cause.

Be.Cause was launched yesterday to allow people to nominate a person between the age of 16 and 30 doing something for social or environemental benefit. Five nominees’ stories will become the subject of a short film, made by emerging local filmmakers.

Inspiring Stories Trust project coordinator Liz Willoughby-Martin says Guy Ryan, founder of the Wellington trust, wanted to take storytelling to the next level and applied for funding from the Vodafone New Zealand Foundation.

“[Be.Cause is] different to other stuff we do, but it's in line with unleashing the potential of young New Zealanders and telling their stories – and with storytelling being an effective way of making change and encouraging other young people to get active,” says Willoughby-Martin.

“Having it online and making it a community thing was really important, so it’s not just someone unattached from those people, but it’s the community members that can celebrate them.”

Nominations and voting close on 21 June, with the chosen film makers announced over the next five weeks.

The successful nominees will be announced in early July.

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