Raina was born in a remote desert commune, and raised by a pack of coyotes that had evolved to speak english and wear pants. To earn their trust, she had to promise to keep their existence a secret from a government that would surely exploit them, and also to stop saying things like “Aw, he thinks he’s people!” The coyotes taught her about music, art, the value of literature and how to kill a chicken with your teeth.
But eventually, she had to move on, and up – to Toronto, Ontario- where she obtained a Radio & Television degree from Ryerson University. She spent some years at Corus Radio Toronto, working in their Interactive Department. Social media, graphic design, video-making, general web-nerdery… stuff like that. There, she started, ran and was the face of their Indie Online program- a portal for independent bands. That lead to a job as an on-air announcer for 102.1 the Edge, where she talked into a microphone about things for money and glory.
Rain’s World started while Raina was still at the Edge, and continues on today as an independent entity. Raina produces, directs, hosts and helps edit each episode.
She also draws pictures and DJs parties.
Raina once made $475 on Cash Cab. Season 1, Episode 22.
Andrew is a graduate of Ryerson’s Radio & Television program. He currently works at an “unnamed sports station” in downtown Toronto, and is in the process of shooting and pitching his own project called Hamilton House League. He’s what you’d call a “worldly man of mystery.” He also really likes animated .gifs and currently has no hopes or dreams.
Brendan is a filmmaker from Toronto and co-owner of Last Frame Pictures, who specializes in music-related productions. His first feature film “Ages & Stages: The Story of the Meligrove Band” premiered to a sold out audience as part of the 2012 North By Northeast festival. The film is set to be screen all across Canada at major music and film festivals as well as several festivals in Europe and the United States. His second feature film which is in post-production now is a cross-Canada tour documentary on the band Young Rival set to be released in the spring of 2013. Brendan is also about to embark on a 6 week stint in several cities in the US with the band Wildlife filming what will be his third feature length documentary also set to be released in the first half of 2013.
Anne Douris is an animator and video director from Toronto, Ontario. Her animated shorts have been featured in the Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF),the Toronto Youth Shorts Festival, on PBS’ Reel 13, and in MTV’s “Art Breaks”.
Anne has worked as an animator alongside The Golden Dogs on their “Home Video” series, and with Adam CK Vollick on Hollerado’s recent release “Hollerado: Live at the Opera House.” She is currently working with Royal Mountain Records’ art department, designing concert posters, set pieces and merchandise.
She also works for a corporate branding firm producing videos for brands that include Shoppers Drug Mart, Tim Hortons and other major clients.