From a young age Rae was always politically active. Her father was a politician and mother a filmmaker, it felt natural to be engaged. She spent her time living with civil rights lawyers in Serbia and documenting political rallies and refugees. At the age of 16 Rae completed her first documentary short film based around the 1999 NATO bombings and death of former Yugoslavian dictator Slobodan Milosevic.
She graduated with honors from New York University and started here career as a photojournalist. She went on to collaborate with some of the biggest companies in the nonprofit and entertainment world. Her career centered around women, women’s rights, and advocating for refugee communities.
Rae developed a raw unfiltered way of storytelling that benefited her documentary and commercial career.
In 2020 Rae co-founded an all female production company, Honeypot Productions and directed her mini-short doc, We Do Not Live Here, based on her work at the Migrant Caravan in Tijuana. We Do Not Live Here was released in April 2020 and featured in Rolling Stone Magazine. She was named by SHOOT 2021 New Director Showcase.
In 2022 Rae directed her first feature documentary, Seeking Asylum. Seeking Asylum spotlights the current struggle migrants face when seeking asylum in the United States. Partners include KIND, UNHCR, UNICEF, Jewish Family Service, ACLU. See full list of press and partners here.
Clients include: New York Times Upfront, UNICEF, Operation Smile, CBS, Red Bull, Matador Network, Rolling Stone Magazine, CBS, Esquire Magazine, Planned Parenthood, UpRoxx, US Weekly, MSN, The Daily News, Surfrider, Zuma Press Agency,The Stanford Review, and various non-profits.