About

 

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Rain Bennett is an award-winning filmmaker, fitness enthusiast, and international couch surfer, who creates projects focused on subcultures and social issues, as well as fitness and health.

Since 2012, Bennett has been traveling the world telling the stories of the rapidly emerging freestyle calisthenics culture in the form of a feature documentary – Raise Up: The World is Our Gym.  Throughout this journey, he has given public speeches in several different countries, taught children the art of calisthenics, and built workout parks for orphanages in developing countries.  Raise Up was awarded the “Best of the Fest” at the Hip Hop Film Festival in NYC and recently secured a worldwide licensing deal with Red Bull Media House.

Bennett is now working on several new media projects – including both documentary and narrative films, series for web/television, and writing his first book.  He spends his time between New York and North Carolina and is available for producing/directing work, speeches and appearances, and if you can catch him, the occasional personal training session.