Reeva Steenkamp was the South African model whose murder by her boyfriend, Paralympic gold medalist, Oscar Pistorius brought South Africa one of the most talked-about trials in its history. The murder caused chaos as both were beloved by the South African public and the circumstances surrounding the events suggested there was possibly more to it than was clear to the public eye. Pistorius was initially given a six-year sentence but upon appeal, it was revised and increased to 13 years and 5 months.
The murder has been the subject of some popular culture portrayals. Pistorius: Blade Runner Killer was one of the more visible ones but it was criticized for what was viewed as an unrealistic and unconvincing effort. Steenkamp’s family are also engaged in a continuous fight to ensure her story is known. June Steenkamp, her mother wrote a personal account of her daughter’s life titled Reeva: A Mother’s Story, published in 2014.
They are the major driving force behind the potential documentary My Name is Reeva. They are committed to telling the true narrative of Reeva’s life and have employed producers like Warren Batchelor and Tony Miguel to work on the documentary. It is still in the fundraising stage hoping to raise R40 million (approximately $2.6 million).