Raine Allen-Miller is firmly establishing her name within the industry as ‘one to watch’. She was picked as a Screen Star of Tomorrow in 2021 and her directorial debut feature RYE LANE received its World Premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
RYE LANE is a romantic comedy that stars David Jonsson (Industry, Deep State) and Vivian Oparah (Class, The Rebel), as Dom and Yas, two twenty-somethings both reeling from bad break-ups, who connect over the course of an eventful day in South London - helping each other deal with their nightmare exes, and potentially restoring their faith in romance.
Born in Manchester before moving to South London aged 12, Allen-Miller’s route into filmmaking saw her segue from studying Art & Media at the Brit School to illustration at Camberwell College of Arts through to a career in advertising, working at Saatchi & Saatchi, Anomaly, and Mother.
Allen-Miller directed her first music video for Salute’s Storm in 2016, a pre-Brexit video that celebrates immigration and the culture that it brings to the UK. Catching the industry’s attention, her first commercial for ASOS picked up Campaign’s ‘pick of the week’ – an incredible accolade for a director’s first commercial.
In 2018, Allen-Miller directed her a short film ‘Jerk’, which depicted an elderly Jamaican man’s battle with depression. The film premiered at the BFI London Film Festival to huge acclaim and caught the attention of Eva Yates, Head of Film at BBC Film. Yates and producer Damian Jones approached Allen-Miller to direct RYE LANE. The film showcases Allen-Miller’s visually inventive style and launches us into her playful and vibrant world, shaping a film that celebrates meeting the right person at the wrong time. The film was released theatrically in March 2023 following the premiere at Sundance.