Wellington-based Inspiring Stories, with the support of the Vodafone New Zealand Foundation, launched an initiative earlier this year called BeCause, celebrating the stories of New Zealand's tall poppies or any young Kiwis doing "something awesome".
Nominations are now open.
After nominations, the voting will be opened up to the world of social media. The story with the most votes, and four others selected by judges, will be transformed into short documentary films made by a local filmmakers. These will be screened throughout New Zealand
Filmmakers currently on board include Mark Albiston and Louis Sutherland (Run, The Six Dollar Fifty Man), Tim Pierce, and Max Bellamy.
The nominations close June 21.
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