RUTH LEVI is an experienced PRODUCTION DESIGNER, ART DIRECTOR and SET/PROPS STYLIST, who is passionate about visual expression and creating bespoke worlds. Since graduating from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, she has worked across many film, TV, advertising, editorial, stage and event projects with highlights such as Shake That - a music video starring Samantha Jade and Pitbull, that she Art Directed for Sony Music with Director Gracie Otto. Most recently in 2018, she Art Directed The Let Down Series 2 an ABC / Netflix Co Production Directed by Trent O’Donnell and Amanda Brotchie. In 2017 she Art Directed Patricia Moore, the first Australian series made for French platform Blackpills. Just prior to this she joined the team at Nickelodeon as an Art Director for in house production. In 2016, she Production Designed a Screen Australia funded award winning short film Lets See How Fast This Baby Will Go, Art Directed music videos for Art vs Science and styled a Peter Alexander campaign for Photographer Georges Antoni and Melbourne based Paper Stone Scissors. Between long form and creative projects she has worked on many Television Commercials and Branded Content for production companies such as Playbig Film, Photoplay, Brightworks, Ideas of Dean, Heckler, Sixty40, Mister, Howling, Engineroom, Conscience Network, Enigma and Clemenger BBDO.
In late 2015, Ruth Production Designed two new ABC comedy series DAFUQ? and The Legend of Gavin Tanner with Perth company Mad Kids, for which she was nominated in the 2016 WA Screen Awards. Her Production Design on digital short Set Yourself Free, also with Mad Kids, was part of an international viral success, attracting over 20 million views on YouTube. Ruth has designed various productions with some of the same creators, including Henry and Aaron's Christmas Special for ABC2.
Her first feature film credit as a Production Designer was for Pinch, an independent production that won Best Film over commercial favourites Paper Planes and Kill me Three Times at the WA Screen Awards in 2015.
In 2014/15 Ruth Art Directed at Splendour in the Grass and Falls Festival Byron Bay for the event’s popular Tepee Life village.
Significant involvements in her earlier career included working in the Costume Department of Cirque du Soleil's touring show Ovo, during it's Australia tour in 2013 and being selected to participate in the Prague Quadrennial Design Conference in 2011, where she designed, constructed and performed with large scale structured costume and puppetry.
Ruth loves to be audacious with her ideas and enjoys the ingenuity that occurs whilst collaborating with others. Her hands on approach, attention to detail and enthusiasm for finding versatile and practical solutions backed up by plenty of research, contribute to her ability to create bespoke worlds that are functional as well as visually significant.