Rita Couto

Film tech & summer school tutor

Portuguese powerhouse Rita Couto leads our film tech department. If you need anything from a camera to expert know-how, she’s your woman. Rita ensures that Catalyst’s resources and equipment meet the needs of our film programmes, and are up to date with market standards. Providing the best tech support to classes and student film projects alike, Rita has saved the day on countless occasions since she joined us in 2017.

Rita calls our “thriving, young and open-minded educational institution” her home from home. Originally from Porto, the filmmaker and analog photographer loves to create exciting visual content with talented creatives. When she’s not at Catalyst, she’s most likely thriving on a film set, working on her next high-impact story, or cultivating meaningful relationships. Her number-one life tip: “be persistent!” 

If you don’t simply crave good films, but immersive sensory experiences, Rita recommends the Qatsi trilogy.

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