Rain Bennett is a two time Emmy-nominated filmmaker with over a decade of experience, predominantly in non-fiction film and television. He directed and produced his first independent feature length documentary in true indie fashion by traveling the world with only a backpack and a Canon DSLR camera. That film, Raise Up: The World is Our Gym won “Best of the Fest” at the Hip Hop Film Festival and received global distribution through Red Bull Media House.
He’s produced work for Travel Channel, Sportsman’s Channel and Redbull TV, and focuses on highlighting stories of subcultures rooted in health, history, sports, and social issues. Based out of Durham, NC, Bennett currently writes and directs both narrative and documentary film projects.
David Iversen's career began in 1997 with the feature film Chesterfield which he co-wrote, directed and edited. He has gone on to work in commercial, narrative and documentary formats as a writer, producer, director and editor. His credits include Live and Let Go: An American Death (editor; 2002), 1000 Brothers and Sisters (editor; 2008), the award-winning Raise Up: The World Is Our Gym (editor, co-producer; 2016) and the award-winning Black Beach/White Beach (editor, co-producer; 2018).
His commercial clients include the City of Greensboro, Lord Corporation, CAHEC Inc., The Nutra Company, Research Triangle Regional Partnership, NIEHS and BSH. David is drawn towards stories that find the human element in science, social equality and racial justice. He works primarily in Adobe Creative Suite.
This is the second feature film by producing partners Rain Bennett and David Iversen. Together, their work has been screened over 100 times as well as on four different continents.