SET DESIGN

Set Designer & Art Director in FILMS, TELEVISION & THEATER

For more than 7 years I worked in Brazil as an Art Director or Set Designer in many television shows, feature films, short movies, video-clips and many theater plays (1985-1993)

 

Either in studio or on location, I created and designed scale drawings, signs and props and supervised set construction and decoration teams, achieving the creation of more than 1000 sets.

FEATURE FILMS

The Knife (1991) aka Exposure

A Grande Arte (original title)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101834/?ref_=fn_al_tt_3

Director: Walter Salles Jr. (Central Station & Motorcycle Diaries)

Stars: Peter Coyote & Tchéky Karyo

Art Director Rita Ivanissevich & Marlise Storchi

Stelinha (1990) (original title)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0163853/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Director: Miguel Faria Jr. (

Stars: Ester Góes & Marcos Palmeira

Art Director Assistant Rita Ivanissevich

This feature film received 12 awards at the 18th Gramado Film Festival in 1990.

Director: Hugo Carvana

Stars: Hugo Carvana, Marieta Severo, Marcos Palmeira

Art Director Cristiano Amaral & Rita Ivanissevich

Go to Work, Vagabond II (1991)

Vai Trabalhar Vagabundo II (original title)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097111/?ref_=nv_sr_3

Awarded Best Art Director at the 19th Gramado Film Festival in 1991.

Compadecida's Act (1987)

Os Trapalhões no Auto da Compadecidae (original title)

https:////www.imdb.com/title/tt0139660/?ref_=nv_sr_3

Director: Roberto Farias

Stars: Renato Aragão, Emmanuel Cavalcanti, Renato Consorte, Zacarias, Raul Cortez

Art Director Assistant Rita Ivanissevich

I also worked as Assistant Art Director or in the Art Department on these feature films, based mainly in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: The Color of Destiny (1987), Parrots and Vultures (1985), Lili Carabina (1989), Kuarup (1989), Blades of the knife (1989)

Two Edged Knife (1989)

Faca de Dois Gumes (original title)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0139660/?ref_=nv_sr_3

The Color of Destiny (1987)

A Cor do seu Destino (original title)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094598/?ref_=nv_sr_1

SHORT FILMS

Set Designer / Art Director Rita Ivanissevich

The Rat (1986) & Roberto Rodrigues (1986).

These 2 short movies were both award winners at the 3rd Rio Film Festival in 1987.

I also worked on Violurb (1985) and Faithful Friend (1987).

TELEVISION

Set Designer Assistant Rita Ivanissevich

Designed scale drawings, signs and props, supervised set construction and decoration teams.

  • Globo TV Network - Shows: Pirate TV, "Programa Legal", "Os Trapalhões" (Rio de Janeiro, 1991-93)

 

  • TVSBT Network - Soap opera: "Brasileiros e Brasileiras" (São Paulo, Jul-Nov /1990)

VIDEO CLIPS

Blow Thy Horn, Hunter & Pastime With Good Company

Set Designer /Art Director of Renaissance style video-clips by UFF Antique Music Ensemble - Dir. Tunico Amancio (1989)

THEATER

Little Frankenstein (1989)

Set Designer & Costume Designer Rita Ivanissevich

I was nominated in both categories

Best Set Designer and

Best Costume Design

for the

Coca-Cola Award for Children’s Theater in 1990

Numa and the Nymph (1984)

Created & painted Backdrops and Props

 

Intimacies,

Tito Nadi & Ita Mara's concert (1984)

Created lighting backdrops with stained-glass effect on projections

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