Rita Castel-Branco is a filmmaker, photographer and creative director born in Lisbon and brought up in a family very much involved in the art world.
When she was 14 y/o, she started to photograph with her mother all around the world and developed her skills in many areas - art direction, production, post-production, casting, location scouting, styling.
With a background in Fashion and studies in Cinema, Rita has a keen eye for aesthetics and the creation of imaginary worlds.
Rita grew up seeing many eccentric characters from the art scene, cinema and fashion industry worldwide and those are her main inspiration today.
Studio 54, Malkovich, Mario Testino, David Lachapelle are some of the names that have accompanied her since her childhood until now.
In 2013 Rita started working for LACA, a full-service production company. She collaborated with Vogue and WINK Lifestyle Magazine, among many other projects.
She was co-editor of the photography book "Pestana A to Z" for the worldwide hotel chain Pestana Hotels. She was also responsible for it's production and creative direction.
In 2017, she moved to the US to study cinema at the NY Film Academy. During that time she worked for two Netflix's shows - Iron Fist and Avengers.
That same year, she was invited to Japan to direct her first advertising campaign and documentary for Harvest Label Japan.
Her first short film - The Big Shit was screened at the Switch Gallery in Lisbon and online at Adolescent Content TV.
To date, Rita released some short films and advertisements. Brands and clients she worked with include: Vogue, Canon, Retrosuperfuture, Havana Club, ClearBlue, Harvest Label Japan, Otherwise.
Due to her experience and versatility, Rita has been delivering high quality work even when resources are limited.