Réka is a Hungarian - American self-taught production designer, born in Los Angeles to Hungarian parents. She moved to Hungary at the age of 6 and lived there for 19 years before moving back to LA.
She realized her passion for film while attending Oxford Brookes University in Budapest. After graduating with a BA in Arts Management in 2013, she started production designing and costume designing for student films at the Budapest Metropolitan University, later worked for Moviebar, a Budapest based film production company as a producer's assistant where worked on over 25 international commercials.
When Réka moved to Los Angeles in 2015 she became involved with the American Film Institute where she eventually went on to design 7 short films, making AFI's high standards her own. In the past 7.5 years Réka has designed over 20 short films and have designed both modern day and period feature films. She also works as a Prop Master and VFX coordinator.
She is known for her keen attention to detail, being on top of continuity on set, and deep involvement in the story development and its demonstration through visuals. She believes the production design is not only for making the set aesthetically appealing, but is also for helping to quietly tell the story in the background while staying true to the history and psychology of the script. Collaborating with department heads from cinematography to costume design is also key in her design work process.
Réka loves to travel with her dog, and is passionate about interior design and period films.
Budapest & Los Angeles, 2013 - Present
Production Designer | Art Department
2017 - Present VFX Coordinator
Budapest, Hungary, 2014 - 2015
Producer’s Assistant | Production Coordinator
Oxford Brookes University,
International Business School
BA in Arts Management
Deak Ferenc Bilingual High School
English & Biology Major