DIRECTOR / PRODUCER
Rotimi Rainwater has been working as a writer and director in the film and television industry for the past 15 years. He began directing for cause-based projects such as The Truth Anti-Tobacco Campaign, CDC’s VERB Campaign, and The ACLU’s 10couples.org. He then directed live music projects such as The Lyricist Lounge live tour and Mountain Dew’s Extreme Sports Tour. Following this, Rainwater moved into writing and directing reality shows for E!, Fox Sports, and the Tennis Channel.
Rotimi later decided to return to his roots and focus on projects pertaining to social causes important to him. He migrated into scripted television projects, writing for Robert Teitel’s State Street Pictures, and adapting books for the big screen; one of his favorites being the biography of General Norman Schwarzkopf entitled It Doesn’t Take a Hero. Rotimi’s first film SP!T, based on the world of slam poetry, won Best Documentary Feature at the Los Angeles Pan African Film Festival, before having a successful festival run. One of his most personal projects, his feature film Sugar, is based on his time living on the streets in Orlando, Florida. This film was screened before members of the United States Congress prior to being released in theaters. He resides in Los Angeles, California.