Hot Sun Foundation

Vision of Hot Sun Foundation: Social transformation through art and media. Mission: Identify and develop youth talent in East African slums to tell their stories on film. Rapid urbanization in East Africa and lack of options leads to wasted talent and frustration among the youth. Training in filmmaking enhances their creative potential, creating role models and cultural leaders from within their communities.
Jan 31, 2017

Fresh Talent

Ken, Hot Sun Foundation intern
Ken, Hot Sun Foundation intern

Name: Ken

Age: 24 years old

When did you become interested in film making?

I developed interest in film making as a student. The creation process was very fascinating to me. I used to admire people who carry around cameras.

Future Plans

I hope to collaborate with other passionate film makers across the African continent and create films that tell the African stories.

Activities that you have done with Hot Sun Foundation

All throughout my internship, I have been the camera assistant to our head cinematographer for all our video shoots.

How have you benefited from these activities

This experience has significantly contributed to my self esteem as a film maker and even as a student. I have learnt so much about film making over the past few months which has helped me see things in a different perspective. I’ve gotten to learn what works and what doesn’t in terms of planning shoots and production processes. I have also gained the confidence to start my own projects and approach other film makers to consider collaborations. 

Why should young filmmakers care about Hot Sun Foundation

At Hot Sun Foundation, young filmmakers get a hands-on experience. On the second week of my internship, I got the opportunity to work with a crew visiting from Belgium. I was tasked with helping them through the production process. The experience was really good because I also got the opportunity to learn from them. I got to learn new ways of shooting and doing things with the camera. Hot Sun Foundation highly focuses on giving their trainees and interns a good learning experience.

Why should people donate to Hot Sun Foundation?

Hot Sun Foundation nurtures fresh talents in the Kenyan film industry e.g. through their workshops, which they don’t charge. They are giving opportunities to people like me through training and internships which really exposes young minds to the industry and new ideas of filming. They create a very good platform for someone to start their career.

Ken with camera
Ken with camera

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Nov 7, 2016

Moving towards my Dream

Fridah, film trainee
Fridah, film trainee

My name is Fridah 

I want to be an actor and a director in the future. My dream is to get one of my projects to be accepted in the major film festivals.

 Hot Sun Foundation did a commendable job with camera training. I would love more of such opportunities. This training was absolutely worth my time. The information was very relevant.

Working with such professional equipment like a Red camera and getting to know more about the Red camera seemed impossible for me, but Hot Sun Foundation made it possible.

 Thanks to Hot Sun Foundation, I was able to learn more about the film industry in Kenya and get to know that people in Kenya appreciate quality images.

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Many many thanks to our ongoing supporters!

Your donations make quality filmmaking training for young Kenyans like Fridah possible.

If you would like to make a donation before the end of 2016, please think of Hot Sun Foundation.

You can donate at www.goto.gg/3632

Fridah with RED camera
Fridah with RED camera
Aug 4, 2016

My Passion is Who I Am

Sandra, Hot Sun Foundation trainee
Sandra, Hot Sun Foundation trainee

Greetings! My name is Sandra. I am 21 years old.

I have a passion for cinematography and film making. My passion is who I am, and this mindset has been crucial to my own personal happiness.

 Loving film making is one thing, but another thing is entirely living it. I am training in cinematography and production with Hot Sun Foundation.

 I am a special effects make up artist. I trained myself using you tube videos and online tutorials. I am specializing in it although it has been hard not having access to the make up itself. But am still trying my best and working with what I have.

 What do you hope to do in filmmaking?

 I want to be a film maker and have a production company here in Kenya. God willing I want to open a film training institute like Hot Sun Foundation where people with an interest in becoming film makers can train the best way possible.

I appreciate talent. I would like to sponsor young stars, (orphans) with art related talents and provide them with opportunities to explore them.

 Hot Sun Foundation gives me a platform to explore my dream. I also intend to use the same platform to create more opportunities for others.

Why is Hot Sun Foundation's work important?

Hot Sun Foundation helps and trains young filmmakers and gives them an opportunity to work with professionals and good equipment.

It is making a contribution to the society by supporting the creative development of films and providing opportunities for young filmmakers to have training and to network.

 Why should people donate to Hot Sun Foundation?

Hot Sun Foundation nurtures talents and trains interested young film makers to be professional film makers, which enables them to have various job opportunities and makes them able to earn a living, which changes their lives.

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 Thanks to all our old and new supporters!

Your contributions make a difference for young filmmakers in East Africa.

 Donate at www.goto.gg/3632

Thank you

Sandra with RED camera
Sandra with RED camera

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