Uprise.Africa launches R40m Reeva Steenkamp documentary crowdfunding campaign

Equity crowdfunding platform Uprise.Africa announced today that it will open a R40-million crowdfunding campaign to fund a documentary series on the life of Reeva Steenkamp, who was murdered in 2013 by athlete Oscar Pistorius.

Steenkamp was born 34 years to the day on 19 August 1985.

The R40-million is being offered up in return for a 50% stake in the documentary series, which will be titled My Name is Reeva and is set to be produced by director and co-producer Warren Batchelor and co-producer Tony Miguel.

Uprise.Africa said today that the series will delve into the personal story of Reeva Steenkamp through the eyes of her loved ones, including her mother June Steenkamp, who wrote the book titled Reeva: A Mother’s Story and her father Barry.

Equity crowdfunding platform Uprise.Africa will facilitate the R40m campaign to fund a documentary on Reeva Steenkamp

Said June Steenkamp: “Through this documentary, we are determined to tell Reeva’s story, people will get to see another side that seeks to answer some of the questions that have been left unanswered, the truth and who Reeva was. She would want us to do this for her.”

Uprise.Africa CEO Tabassum Qadir said the campaign is now open to private funders and will be open to the public in “due course”.

The campaign’s profile says the private funding campaign will close in 11 days, which means the public campaign is likely to open early next month.

“Uprise.Africa is proud to be able to facilitate this project especially during Women’s Month on an issue that affects so many women in SA. Investment in this documentary should be seen as our gift to Reeva on what would have been her 34th birthday today,” said Qadir.

The latest campaign follows the launch last month of a R3-million campaign to fund a third Beerhouse outlet. With 26 days left in its funding campaign, Beerhouse has raised R1,115,000 from 86 investors (see this story).

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