Rainstorm Entertainment

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Rainstorm Entertainment
Industry Film
Founded 2002
Founder Steven G. Kaplan
Website http://www.rainstormentertainment.com/

Rainstorm Entertainment is an independent film development, production and sales company headquartered in Hollywood, California.[1]


Rainstorm Entertainment was confirmed in November 2003 to produce and finance the documentary film Fuck, with production scheduled to begin in January 2004.[2] The film was completed in 2005 by film director Steve Anderson's film company Mudflap Films; it was executive produced by Rainstorm Entertainment co-founders Steven Kaplan and Gregg Daniel,[3] along with Bruce Leiserowitz, Jory Weitz and Richard Ardi.[4]


Year Film Director Notes
2000 Terror Tract Lance W. Dreesen and Clint Hutchison Winner, Pegasus Audience Award (Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film)[5]
Winner, Silver Raven (Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film)[5]
Winner, Best Feature (Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival)[5]
Winner, Festival Prize (Shriekfest)[5]
2003 The Big Empty Steve Anderson Steve Anderson made his directorial debut in 2003 with this film starring Daryl Hannah and Jon Favreau.[6][7]
2005 Fuck Steve Anderson The movie was shown for the first time on November 7, 2005 at the AFI Film Festival.[3][8] The 2005 AFI Film Festival was held at the ArcLight Hollywood on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California.[9]
2006 Big Bad Wolf Lance W. Dreesen Winner, Silver Award, Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Film, (WorldFest Houston)[10]
Red White Black and Blue Tom Putnam Winner, Special Jury Prize, Best Score (BendFilm Festival)[11]
2007 Lost Colony: The Legend of Roanoke
(also known as Wraiths of Roanoke)
Matt Codd Television movie starring actor Adrian Paul[12][13]
2008 I Am An Island Jennifer DeLia Short film
2010 John Henry: A Steel Driving Horse Cameron Duddy and Chris Koby Documentary film about a Thoroughbred racehorse.[14]
2011 Billy Bates Jennifer DeLia Feature film about a "tormented artist"; made with assistance of Julie Pacino, daughter of actor Al Pacino.[15]
2012 Sunset Strip Hans Fjellestad Documentary film about the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, California; the film was screened at the South by Southwest film festival.[16]
2013 State of Control
(also known as Tibet in Ruins)
Christian Johnston and Darren Mann Documentary film about Tibet; according to The Washington Post, filmmakers had to deal with cyberwarfare against their computers during production.[17]
Its So Easy and Other Lies Christopher Duddy Documentary film about biography of Duff McKagan, bass player for music group Guns N' Roses.[18]
Blunt Force Daniel Zirilli


  1. ^ "Red White Black & Blue to Premiere at Locarno International Film Festival August 4, 2006". Business Wire. Los Angeles, California. July 24, 2006. 
  2. ^ Harris, Dana (November 10, 2003). "Rainstorm swears by doc". Variety. p. 27. 
  3. ^ a b Mohr, Ian (October 19, 2005). "Launchpad's taking off". Variety. New York: Reed Elsevier Inc. p. 3; Section: News. 
  4. ^ Mohr, Ian (March 27, 2006). "Think takes daring docu". Variety. New York: Reed Elsevier Inc. p. 2; Section: News. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Awards for Terror Tract (2000)". IMDb. IMDb.com, Inc. 2013. Retrieved May 2, 2013. 
  6. ^ Garner, Jack (January 4, 2007). "'Naughty word' intrigues Pittsford grad". Democrat and Chronicle. Rochester, New York: Gannett Company. Retrieved April 25, 2013. 
  7. ^ Punter, Jennie (December 1, 2006). "Four Letters, Two Stars". The Globe and Mail. Canada: CTVglobemedia Publishing Inc. p. R17; Section: The Globe Review 7; film. 
  8. ^ Martin, Peter (November 7, 2005). "Director Steve Anderson Examines a Loaded Word". Live From the Fest: Daily News. American Film Institute. Retrieved April 17, 2013. 
  9. ^ Simon, Brent (November 3, 2005). "Walk the Line Opening Night Gala Kicks Off AFI FEST 2005". Life from the Fest: Daily News. American Film Institute. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Awards for Big Bad Wolf (2006)". IMDb.com. IMDb.com, Inc. 2013. Retrieved May 3, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Awards for Red White Black & Blue (2006)". IMDb. IMDb.com, Inc. 2013. Retrieved May 3, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Wraiths of Roanoke". TV Guide. www.tvguide.com. 2013. Retrieved May 3, 2013. 
  13. ^ "The Lost Colony (2007)". Allmovie. Rovi Corp. 2013. Retrieved May 3, 2013. 
  14. ^ McClintock, Pamela (March 12, 2007). "Duddy, Koby side up to John Henry". Variety. Retrieved May 3, 2013. 
  15. ^ Giove, Candice M. (August 21, 2011). "Al Pacino's daughter finally gets recognition". New York Post. NYP Holdings, Inc. Retrieved May 3, 2013. 
  16. ^ DeFore, John (March 30, 2012). "Sunset Strip: SXSW Review - The Hollywood Reporter". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 3, 2013. 
  17. ^ Nakashima, Ellen (March 28, 2013). "Tibet taboo leads to cyberattacks on film crew". The Washington Post. The Washington Post Company. Retrieved May 3, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Former Guns N' Roses Bassist Duff McKagan Stars in It's So Easy and Other Lies Doc". Broadway World. BWWMusicWorld; music.broadwayworld.com; Wisdom Digital Media. October 31, 2012. Retrieved May 3, 2013. 

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