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Hello, everyone, I’m Sima, a film student at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology and the proud founder of Sima Ntoni Studios. My journey in film has been driven by a passion to tell stories that inspire and uplift. I firmly believe in the transformative power of cinema, how it can change lives and bring communities together.

Today, I’m excited to share with you my dream project – my very first feature film. This endeavor is a labor of love, a vision I’m determined to bring to life. What makes it even more special is that it’s set right here in Mdantsane, the place I proudly call home.

Growing up in Mdantsane, I’ve experienced firsthand the resilience and spirit of its residents. I’ve seen the challenges they face, but I’ve also witnessed their unwavering strength. Now, through this film, I want to tell a fictional yet heartfelt story of life in Mdantsane. It’s a story that will capture the joys and trials of our community and ultimately, deliver a message of hope.

I am embarking on a remarkable journey to bring “Burnt-Out” to life. But this isn’t just any film; it’s a powerful narrative that mirrors the struggles and triumphs of countless individuals facing adversity and despair.

The inspiration for “Burnt-Out” stems from my unwavering commitment to shedding light on the often-overlooked challenges that many South Africans endure daily. Having witnessed the stark realities of life in the townships, I am determined to use the art of storytelling to make a difference.

The film delves deep into the life of Zola, a single mother grappling with poverty, trauma, and self-doubt. It’s a story that mirrors the struggles I have observed firsthand, and it’s a story I am determined to tell with authenticity and compassion.

But “Burnt-Out” is more than just a film; it’s a beacon of hope. My unwavering dedication to this project goes beyond the camera lens. It’s a dedication to change lives, to ignite conversations, and to inspire action. I envision a South Africa where every person, regardless of their circumstances, can find hope and healing.

My passion has already sparked a community of like-minded individuals who are eager to support this project. But to fully bring “Burnt-Out” to life, It needs your help. By joining hands with me, you’re not just funding a film; you’re becoming a part of a movement—a movement to make the world a more compassionate and understanding place.

Every contribution to this project isn’t just an investment in a film; it’s an investment in the countless individuals who will see their own struggles reflected on screen and find the strength to overcome them. It’s an investment in hope.

Join me in this mission to create a film that will touch hearts, open minds, and inspire change. Together, we can make “Burnt-Out” a reality and, in the process, inspire a world filled with empathy, compassion, and hope.

Become a part of this inspiring journey with me and let’s bring “Burnt-Out” to life—together.

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Fundraising target

R 1 200 000.00

Donations to date

R 629.75

Donor Messages

Athule Ngqentsu
Lindokuhle Ntsiba
Ndandithe uyasazi i Story mfowethu, ndisamile apho.❤️✊️
Malwede a.k.a Nkosi YamaNdebele
I love you my guy

Activity feed

Anonymous donated US $ 2 via BurntOut
04 Oct 2023 US $ 2
Athule Ngqentsu donated US $ 28 via BurntOut
04 Oct 2023 US $ 28
Anonymous donated US $ 2 via BurntOut
25 Sep 2023 US $ 2
Lindokuhle Ntsiba donated R 30 via BurntOut
13 Sep 2023 R 30
B.Q donated R 50 via BurntOut
13 Sep 2023 R 50