Rita was born in 1980 in Lisbon, where she studied Cinema. In film school, she directed her first film “Here,” which premiered in the Doclisboa Festival in 2003. She and Claudia Alves directed the films “The Occasion” and “The Next Occasion,” which were produced by Filmes do Tejo and RTP2 in 2008. This was before her feature film “Trèsor,” which details her trip through the region of Minas Gerais, Brazil. She worked as a reporter of Lusopress, newspaper and webtv, in Rio de Janeiro 2010. She also illustrated the children’s book “The Siri and the Umbrella,” which was written by Bruna Piantino and published in Belo Horizonte in 2011. Currently, she is studying Anthropology in Rio de Janeiro.