Local artist Kat Reeder shares how she was tapped to create artwork for new film 'Licorice Pizza'
Writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson has a new coming-of-age film opening in theaters this holiday season called "Licorice Pizza" — and the poster may look familiar.
That’s because it was done by Kat Reeder, an Oʻahu-based artist known for featuring vibrant colors, flowy hair, and rosy cheeks.
Reeder grew up in Miami and moved to Honolulu in 2009. Since then, her island-themed artwork has been commissioned by the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, the Sheraton Waikiki, and the Westin Kaʻanapali, to name a few.
So how was this Hawaiʻi artist chosen to design a poster for a major Hollywood film? And what was it like attending a Hollywood premiere? The Conversation sat down with Reeder to find out.
This interview aired on The Conversation on Dec. 23, 2021. The Conversation airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on HPR-1.