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After graduating from University of the Arts, Camberwell College, London with a Joint Honours BA in Visual Arts, Rita began her career in Film and Documentary development at 1515 Productions. There she assisted Executive Producer Nick de Grunwald, son and nephew of renowned Movie Producers Dimitri & Anatole de Grunwald, who produced such films as The Millionairess. During her time there she worked alongside many directors and producers. Including producer of "The American" starring George Clooney, Ann Wingate. She worked predominantly on the development of Classic Albums Series 2 for the BBC, a collection of Films on the greatest records in history.


Rita produced Award-Winning animation for Turner Broadcasting Europe for 6 years. She founded Sugar & Water Films Ltd to produce her first short film, Threesome. It screened in the prestigious Calling Card Program at Telluride Film Festival. Threesome (nominated for a Stella Screen Award), and her short films: Too Much Love, Room To Let and Screen South part funded The Curry Club starring Cleo Sylvestre, Ruth Sheen and Kenneth Cranham have all screened at international film festivals. Threesome sold to Sky Movies and Canal + and was distributed worldwide by Canada based Buzz Taxi. Rita's feature debut BLISS! had its World Premiere at the 70th Edinburgh International Film Festival, in the Best of British Strand.

Nominated for Seville European Film Festival's Europa Junior Award BLLIS! previews on June 18th in London at Regent Street Cinema.



Writer's Guild Award Winning Writer, Alex Ferguson (My Uncle Freddie)  


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Stills from short film The Curry Club. Photos by Rob Rathouse.