Rita is a Sydney-based costume designer for film and television. Motivated by the power of costume in good storytelling, Rita strives to enrich character development and the overall production with her design choices.
Rita has just finished work on Amazon original feature film FIVE BLIND DATES directed by Shawn Seet and produced by Kylie Du Fresne for Goalpost Pictures. The film was written by and stars Shuang Hu.
Previous to this Rita was working on the Netflix reboot of HEARTBREAK HIGH directed by Gracie Otto and produced by Fremantle.
Rita’s feature films include romantic comedy LONG STORY SHORT directed by Josh Lawson and starring Rafe Spall and Zahra Newman; HEARTS AND BONES directed by Ben Lawrence and starring Hugo Weaving which screened in competition at the Sydney and Toronto film festivals; and LUNACY directed by Daniel Askill and starring Isabel Lucas and Lily Sullivan.
Her other television work includes ABC comedy series PREPPERS directed by Steven McGregor and starring Nakkiah Lui, Jack Charles and Yael Stone; two seasons of Stan comedy THE OTHER GUY directed by Kacie Anning and Gracie Otto and starring Matt Okine and Harriet Dyer; two seasons of HARDBALL directed by Darren Ashton for the ABC and which won an International Emmy Kids Award; THE JUSTINE CLARKE SHOW directed by Justine Flynn; and Jungle’s HERE COME THE HABIBS! directed by Darren Ashton for Channel 9.
Rita has styled campaigns for major brands including McDonalds, Westfield, QV, Domain, Lynx, Optus, Telstra and Mitsubishi. She has also worked internationally styling footage for the opening ceremony of the Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku.
Rita is a 2007 NIDA design graduate and she is a member of AACTA and the APDG.
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