The Rainbow Kid began as an award winning short film called Rainbow Connection in 2012; the feature film has been in development since 2011. A few years ago, director/writer Kire Paputts began volunteering with Drama Way, an organization that offers creative classes to people with special needs. Because of his involvement he’s worked with individuals from all walks of life, and has been able to mine this experience to bring a level of authenticity and integrity to the script.  The goal with the feature film is to portray people with special needs realistically, honestly, and in a way that hasn’t been done before.