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.
May 16, 2016

Passionate about Film

Clinton, young filmmaker
Clinton, young filmmaker

CLINTON

 I’m passionate about film and I was interested in gaining knowledge at Hot Sun Foundation.

 I am curious about making short films since I haven’t heard much about it.

 What did you learn from the Hot Sun Foundation  training? 

 I was hoping I would learn more about the artistic side of short film making, which I did. I learned about the considerations that go into making a short film and the various platforms on which short films are screened. I also learned about short film festivals

Why is the work of Hot Sun Foundation important?

 Firstly, I commend you on what you are doing, it is a noble thing.

What Hot Sun Foundation does is important because it helps with the growth of youth in the film industry and the overall improvement of standards. You offer opportunities to disadvantaged youth.

 By having experts talk to aspiring film makers,  we are able to gain more insight on the art and are thus better placed to improve the quality of our output.

Thank you Hot Sun Foundation for helping young filmmakers! 

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Thank you to all our supporters past and present!

You have made it possible to train 80 young filmmakers from low income communities in Nairobi. 

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Thanks again for all you do.

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Mar 14, 2016

Clear Vision

Evans, Advanced Film Production trainee
Evans, Advanced Film Production trainee

Evans shares his thoughts:  

The works that Hot Sun Foundation does in the community are really great. When filming was introduced, I really loved the ideas - to me it was like a dream come true . I never knew that I would ever work with a camera .

I was the assistant in art and props for the Hot Sun Foundation Advanced Film Training Project New Eden. I did all the weapons for the warriors and gangs, all the ornaments and set designing. Working on New Eden was all about teamwork and spirit. According to me the whole project was a success, despite the challenges that I went through.

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Hot Sun Foundation started eight years ago with the clear vision that there was plenty of talent in the East African urban slums, but a total lack of opportunities to get the training to develop that talent to become filmmakers.

Hot Sun Foundation has trained 78 youth as filmmakers, 60% of them currently working in the Kenya TV and film industry.

 New Eden, our advanced film training project is currently in post production. We need your support to finish and distribute New Eden to provide training and recognition for young filmmakers in East Africa.

Donate at www.goto.gg/3632

In the UK:   

http://www.globalgiving.co.uk/projects/kenya-slum-filmmaking/

 Thank you!

Evans on set of Advanced Film Production training
Evans on set of Advanced Film Production training

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Dec 29, 2015

Wishing you a Creative New Year 2016

Scene from New Eden
Scene from New Eden

Looking ahead!  

Thanks for your support in 2015.

With your help we completed the production phase on location  of our advanced filmmaking project, New Eden, giving young filmmakers from East Africa the opportunity to work on location on a feature length film. 

For 2016, our advanced film production project is in post production.  Then the truly challenging action will be global distribution so that the New Eden film will be a showcase for the talent among young East African filmmakers. 

Please remember Hot Sun Foundation in your year end donations.

All donations are USA tax deductible.

Donate at www.goto.gg/3632

In the UK: www.globalgiving.co.uk/projects/kenya-slum-filmmaking 

Thanks for all you do!  We do appreciate your support.

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