‘Rye Lane’ Director Raine Allen-Miller Laughed Out Loud On First Read Of Rom-Com Script; New Clip Ahead Of Premiere – Sundance Studio  

The Deadline Studio at Sundance Film Festival runs January 20-23 at Hotel Park City, where the cast and creatives behind the best and buzziest titles in this year’s lineup sit down with Deadline’s festival team to discuss their movies and the paths they took to get to Park City.


Section: Premieres

Director: Raine Allen-Miller

Distributor: Searchlight Pictures

Logline: Two twentysomethings in London, Dom and Yas, both nursing bad breakups, find each other and roam Peckham for a day through karaoke bars and playground and in this snappily written romantic comedy.

Panelists: Raine Allen-Miller (director, writer); Vivian Oparah, David Jonsson (cast)

First Screening: January 23, 8:30 p.m MST, The Ray Theatre, Park City

Key Quote: Director Raine Allen-Miller said the script to Rye Lane was sent to her by a producer named (Damian Jones) and “I read it on the train, and embarrassed myself laughing in public. Originally, I kind of thought I won’t direct something I haven’t written. But, reading the script, I was kind of like, one, this is really funny, and two, it has the space for me to contribute quite a bit.”

Here’s a new clip of the film ahead of tonight’s premiere.

Click above to watch the panel video. Track all of our Deadline Studio content here.

The 2023 Sundance Film Festival takes place from January 19-29. Follow Deadline’s complete coverage of the deals and the doings in Park City here.

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