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Ruby-Mae Allen

I entered the New Zealand Broadcasting School as a simple 18-year-old with a big dream. A dream to not only create beautiful motion pictures, but to gain the expertise and skill to deliver these stories to the world.

Coming from a large combined family and having a large cycle of different people in my life, I have experienced the wide variety of personalities the world has to offer, and how many of these personalities are easily overlooked. I want to be a part of an industry that shines a light on these hidden people. 

The skills and knowledge I have gained from NZBS have led me to my deeper passion for cinematography and post-production. From directing a multi-cam children's television show, directing and camera operating for a music video, or editing a short film, anything that involves thinking creatively and producing something visually appealing has my name written all over it.

My name is Ruby-Mae Allen, and I want to make things that leave an impact on the world.


The Apple - 2 Minute Film (2022)

This is a short film I created during my first year of NZBS. I had to do all of the writing, directing, filming and editing alone and it definitely taught me how important a crew is for a project, as …

Riley's World - Childrens Television Show

This is a Children's Television Show that I directed and co-wrote. This episode of 'Rileys World' aims to educate young children about how colours are for everyone, and not to have a 'blue for boys, p…

Metro News 2023

During MetroNews 2023 I was the post-production supervisor, a role that is quite different to anything I have done in the past. My job throughout the MetroNews assessment was essentially to keep track…

Butterfingers - Short Film

10-minute drama film about two detectives, one significantly less competent than the other. I was the editor, sound director and colourist for this project.

Wolf - Music Video

A Music Video for Ōtautahi-based artist Josette. I had the honour of being co-director and director of photography for this video.

Foster to Forever - Documentary

Foster to Forever is a documentary about the Catnap Cafe in Ōtautahi. It covers the day-to-day life of the cafe, the ins and outs of the adoption process they have established, and stories from two lo…