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Inspiring Stories Trust is coming to a town near you

STORYTELLING ON WHEELS
Inspiring Stories Trust is coming to a town near you to share the tales of amazing Kiwis through film.

Wellington, May 10th - On May 10th Inspiring Stories Trust embarks on it’s third annual epic New Zealand road trip. Six award-winning filmmakers will journey from Dargaville to Gore. Their aim: To inspire and support the next generation of filmmakers, and celebrate young kiwis making a difference.

The two crews will run more than 60 events nationwide, including filmmaking workshops for young people, community film screenings and on-road production.

Designed for a secondary schools audience, each workshop aims to develop storytelling, camera, editing and project development skills. As well as support young people to use the powerful tool of film to tell their stories and the stories of those around them. Film screenings are public events that feature an array of award-winning short documentaries and entertainment by the road trip crews.

The initiative is supported by a number of organisations, including the NZ Film Commission. “The New Zealand film industry is growing, and that means we need to identify more and more talented people and help support them to have successful careers. It’s fantastic to think the Inspiring Stories team could be finding the filmmakers of the future,” said Graeme Mason, CEO of the NZ Film Commission.

Last year nearly 1,000 people took part in road trip events, run in more than 30 locations nationwide. “The best thing is seeing young people buzzing at the end of a workshop, knowing that their voice and creativity can have a positive impact on the world around them. This year we’ve got an absolute dream team of facilitators, and we’ll reach twice as many people” – Guy Ryan, CEO & Founder of Inspiring Stories Trust.

The road trip is made possible with support from the NZ Film Commission, Ministry of Youth Development, Vodafone NZ Foundation, Spaceships Rentals, Creative Communities Scheme, Rubber Monkey, the Interislander and many other organisations.

More information about the workshops and screenings schedule can be found on the Inspiring Stories website – www.inspiringstories.org.nz.

About Inspiring Stories Trust
Inspiring Stories is a charitable trust based in Wellington, operating nationwide. Since launching in 2011, Inspiring Stories Trust has run more than 80 events, workshops, and competitions nationwide. Each year the Trust engages thousands of New Zealanders and showcases Kiwi innovation on a global stage. The Trust's’ mission is to be a catalyst for action – to showcase what’s possible, build capability, and celebrate young New Zealanders leading change.

About the New Zealand Film Commission

The New Zealand Film Commission funds the making of New Zealand films and invests in a wide range of capability programmes aimed at building skills within the wider screen industry. We have both cultural and economic objectives for the sector and work to support creative and talented New Zealanders. New Zealand culture gives our screen industry its vibrancy, and a vibrant screen industry helps to ensure New Zealand culture can be seen and valued on screen, both here and overseas. We also administer two substantial grant programmes on behalf of the Government, and market and promote the interests of New Zealand film and New Zealand filmmakers on the international stage.

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