Rita Carmody

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Rita Carmody is a Sydney-based costume designer for film and television. She is currently working on the ABC reboot of classic Australian sitcom MOTHER AND SON. Before this she worked as a costume designer on series one of the hugely popular Netflix and Fremantle reboot of HEARTBREAK HIGH directed by Gracie Otto and the ABC comedy series PREPPERS starring Nakkiah Lui, Jack Charles and Yael Stone.

Rita’s other television work includes costume designing for children’s show HARDBALL for ABC, which won two International Emmy Kids Awards for Best Kids’ Series and Best Live Action Kids’ Series. It was also nominated for an AACTA Award for Best Children’s Program, as well as a SPA Award for Children’s Series Production of the Year.

In addition to the above, Rita has costume designed two season of Stan’s THE OTHER GUY, which was nominated or won for four awards, including the AACTA award for Best Comedy Series. She was costume designer for THE JUSTINE CLARKE SHOW and HERE COME THE HABIBS!, which was nominated for a Logie for Most Popular Comedy.

Her feature film costume designer credits include LONG STORY SHORT, LUNACY and HEARTS AND BONES starring Hugo Weaving, which was nominated for or won over 40 local and international film awards, over 10 of which were for Best Film.

In addition to her work for film and television, she has styled campaigns for some of Australia’s most recognizable brands, including McDonald’s and Telstra, as well as styling 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.

Website: www.ritacarmody.com