A Sydney based designer Rita has worked extensively across both theatre and television as a costume designer, stylist and costume supervisor. Motivated by the power of costume in good story telling Rita strives to enrich character development and the overall production with her costume choices.
After a successful first season Rita is currently designing the second season of the critically acclaimed Stan series The Other Guy.
Most recently Rita was the Costume Designer for Hearts and Bones a feature film directed by Ben Lawrence starring Hugo Weaving which will have it’s premiere in competition at The Sydney Film Festival. Previous to this she was costume designing the new 13 episode children series Hardball for ABC Me.
Recently Rita flew to the Philippines to style footage used for the opening ceremony of the Islamic Solidarity Games held in Baku. She has also styled campaigns for major brands including Optus, Audible and Youth off the Streets.
Rita has designed sets and costumes for a range of theatre companies including; Griffin Theatre Company, The 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 2007 NIDA graduate and a member of the MEAA.
Rita’s love of character, clothes and storytelling are what propel her forward in her career. She loves her job and loves a costume challenge.
Download Rita’s CV: Rita.Carmody.Curriculum.Vitae.2019