Rhayne Vermette was born in Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba. It was while studying architecture at the University of Manitoba that she fell into the practices of image making and storytelling. Primarily self taught, Rhayne’s films are opulent collages of fiction, animation, documentary, re-enactments and divine interruption. Her work has screened internationally and highlights include the Berlinale, Toronto International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Mar Del Plata IFF, Viennale, Jeonju IFF, Valdivia International Film Festival, and Documenta Madrid.
Her first feature length narrative, Ste. Anne, exploded into the world and was awarded TIFF’s Amplify Voices Award for Best Canadian Feature Film in 2021.