Rita is a Sydney-based costume designer and stylist who has worked extensively in film, television and theatre. Motivated by the power of costume in good storytelling, Rita strives to enrich character development and the overall production with her design choices.
Most recently Rita co-designed the costumes for Daniel Askill's feature film Lunacy which is currently in post-production. Previous to this she was the costume designer for Josh Lawson's romantic comedy Long Story Short starring Rafe Spall also in post-production. She was also the costume designer for the feature film Hearts and Bones directed by Ben Lawrence and starring Hugo Weaving. The film premiered in competition at the 2019 Sydney Film Festival and went onto screen at the Toronto Film Festival and Melbourne Film Festival.
Other recent work includes the second season of the hit Stan comedy The Other Guy and ABCMe’s Hardball.
Rita has also worked as the costume supervisor on many great shows including; Dead Lucky, Soul Mates, The Moody's and Maximum Choppage.
Rita has styled campaigns for major brands including Soothers, Telstra, Omo, QV, Lynx, Xbox, Optus and Audible. She has also worked internationally styling footage for the opening ceremony of the Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku.
Rita has designed sets and costumes for theatre companies including Griffin, Ensemble, Monkey Baa, Riverside, Darlinghurst Theatre Company, Rock Surfers and ATYP.
Rita has lectured and tutored in design at UNSW, NIDA and AIM.
Rita is a NIDA design graduate and she is a member of the MEAA, AACTA and the APDG.
She loves her job and she loves a costume challenge.
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