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OUR TEAM

We have this feeling that we can't
do anything, that we're only one person

but if you can help just one person, then together we can change the world.

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Rotimi Rainwater

Founder & Director

The journey to becoming a filmmaker has been an interesting one for director, writer and producer Rotimi Rainwater.

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ABOUT THE FOUNDER

The journey to becoming a filmmaker has been an interesting one for director, writer and producer Rotimi Rainwater. Born in Banbury, England, and growing up in Orlando, Florida, as a young man in the Navy at 18, Rotimi left to take care of his cancerstricken mother. After that he wound up spending the next year of his life homeless. Following 20 years of working his way up in the entertainment industry, he is now a creator of film and television projects that inspire and push for change.

Life on the streets isn’t what people think it is, and neither are the people you meet on the streets. Kids on the street can be very caring and supportive of each other. They have a camaraderie that comes from being on the streets. Because every child who’s on the street are there because at some point they were hurt, pushed away, or neglected. They’re the forgotten children, and they know that.

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Kids on the street aren’t the tough exterior they portray, they’re very sensitive. And no matter what’s been done to them they still have a huge need to be loved. That’s why it was important for me to say, that I loved my mother. I wasn’t beaten, nor abused, my mother did that to herself. Instead of taking her frustrations on life out on me, she retreated into her own world of prescription drugs and alcohol leaving me to fend for myself by the age of 13. I guess that’s why I was able to adjust to the streets so quickly.

Eventually I found a girl who let me stay with her and got my first job in the business as a PA on the film, Passenger 57. My mother won her first battle with cancer but it came back shortly after and she passed away on August 13, 1993. I spent the next 20 years working my way up in the film business and finally got the chance to direct my first feature in 2011 with Sugar.