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A true renaissance woman, Rainelle Saunders has spread her wings beyond her birthplace in Connecticut to reach for the stars that filled her childhood dreams. By age six, she was recognized as a creative writer and placed in a group of gifted children. Throughout her school years, she wrote plays, stories, poetry and songs, and eventually went on to study drama at NYU. Rainelle began her professional artistic career in NYC. After a few years, destiny brought her to Hollywood, where she became a writer/actor on a show for BET. With KARTI Productions, she and four friends wrote, produced and acted in several stage productions, and sold their first screenplay. Rainelle completed several other screenplays and stage plays over the years. She’s also published several songs, and recorded a spoken word CD. In 2005, Rainelle completed her first independent feature, I Dance in Jasmine, which she wrote, produced and starred in. Expanding into directing, she produced and directed It Makes Sense, a documentary short, and is directing and co-producing a documentary feature. Popi’s Place is her first novel, and there are more to come. Rainelle brings her loving spirit to every project and continues to be blessed with opportunities to use her many gifts. These gifts and their expressions are a great part of who she is: a creative being…being creative.

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