Project #3632

Transform Lives of African Youth by Making Films

by Hot Sun Foundation
Sep 17, 2012

Script Power!

Script Power Seminar logo
Script Power Seminar logo

What does it take to write a compelling script and make a short film? 

A group of young East African filmmakers in Nairobi had the opportunity to write scripts and produce a short film thanks to Hot Sun Foundation, who sponsored the Script Power Seminar.

With the support of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles, California, Hot Sun Foundation was able to bring an experienced scriptwriter, Dwayne Johnson-Cochran,  to Nairobi for one month to work with a group of young highly motivated East African scriptwriters.  

The young scriptwriters were enthusiastic about the month-long seminar. 

My experience in making a short film is that it is energy consuming, mind gruelling but also a lot of fun, especially if there is good chemistry with the people that you are working with.

Thank you Hot Sun Foundation for a fantastic and informative month. My script writing has definitely changed for the better.

Thanks to all of you who support Hot Sun Foundation at Global Giving! 

You are providing a unique opportunity for young East African filmmakers to tell their stories on film!

Invest in the creativity of young East African filmmakers!

Reminder:  Wed. Oct. 17 is BONUS DAY when Global Giving will match your gift by 30%! 

Please pass the word.

Many thanks!  You are making a difference!

Young East Africans with Dwayne Johnson-Cochran
Young East Africans with Dwayne Johnson-Cochran
Young East African working on scripts
Young East African working on scripts



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Organization Information

Hot Sun Foundation

Location: Nairobi, Kenya - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Nathan Collett
Nairobi, Kenya
$50,398 raised of $70,000 goal
686 donations
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