Ameenah Ayub Allen is a BAFTA-nominated and BIFA-winning producer, who was named as one of Screen International’s Stars of Tomorrow in 2018. A year later she completed Rocks (2019), directed by Sarah Gavron and produced with Faye Ward. The critically acclaimed film earned seven BAFTA nominations, including Outstanding British Film, and won for Casting. It also won five British Independent Film Awards (BIFA), including Best British Independent Film.
Following a BA in Film & Drama and an MA in Theatre Directing, Ameenah began her career at the BBC where she worked as an assistant director. Her first role as an assistant producer was on Brick Lane (2007), serendipitously directed by Gavron. Following this, she produced several short films, one of which was shortlisted for an Oscar (The Road Home, 2010), and documentaries, notably Erase and Forget (2017), which was nominated for the Original Documentary Award at Berlinale.
Most recently, she co-produced Clio Barnard's Ali & Ava (2021), which was nominated for two BAFTAs and won two BIFAs, having worked across all Barnard's features - most notably The Selfish Giant. Carol Morley's Typist Artist Pirate King, produced with Cairo Cannon is currently in post. In 2021, Ameenah completed the prestigious film business training and leadership programme, Inside Pictures, as well as Film London’s Breaking the Glass Ceiling.