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Apr 8, 2015

With a strong background in sculpture and painting, Ra has in the past worked as a Sculpting Supervisor, Scenic Artist, Construction Forman and an Art Director on numerous New Zealand and international films.

With his various skills, Ra involves himself in every aspect of the design process, from creating conceptual art to set design and set decoration.

Nominated for an Oscar in 2013 as set decorator for his work on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,Ra has had his work recently added to the Academy Library and published in the companion book: The Art Of The Hobbit.

Ra recently was the Production Designer on the New Zealand mockumentary comedy horror film, What We Do In The Shadows, starring Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement, about a group of vampires who live together in Wellington.