Our Team

THE RANDOM GROUP is committed to creativity and the arts. Our investment fund, with interests in film, events and performing arts, is backed up by a broad range of production services and a wealth of experience, expertise and equipment.

 

RANDOM FILMS is the provider of film-related production services (sound and vision), EPK and shooting services.

PROPELLER STUDIOS is the design studio and physical manufacturing facility for set and prop elements for stage, screen and events.

CUBA CREATIVE specialise in event production, marketing and social media strategy, and services to the performing arts including production and consultancy.

 

CHARLOTTE LARSEN

group director

Charlotte has a BA in Film and Theatre from Victoria University of Wellington and is currently studying for her MS in Law at California Southern University. She has also studied at University of Southern California’s prestigious summer filmmaking programme in Producing and Directing at Universal Studios Hollywood and is an alumni of Stella Adler Academy of Acting – Los Angeles. Charlotte has been involved in the making of short films such as Stealing Second, and feature films in New Zealand (Boy, The Most Fun You Can Have Dying) and abroad (Lost Angels, Great Expectations).

MARK WESTERBY

chief executive

Mark has worked in film for a number of years in various guises, most notably as the festival director of The Shoot Out Filmmaking Festival, with Sydney Film Festival, Moonlight Cinema and stints with Rialto, Village, Event and Dendy Cinemas. Mark is also currently creative producer of production company Cuba Creative and regularly works with award-winning production design company Storybox. He is the coordinator for the New Zealand Performing Arts Market and regular host of the Caffeine and Aspirin arts show on RadioActive.fm.

GARETH RUCK

producer

Film, Television, Radio and Theatre…
Gareth has worked in creative industries all his working life…in performance, technical and production roles.
In 20+ years in radio he has produced, written and performed thousands of commercials – some of them New Zealand and international award winners.
Theatre experience spans improv theatre, stadium rock musicals and the 2008 Chapman Tripp Award for Best Sound Design for his filmic 5.1 soundscape for the interactive stage production APOLLO 13: Mission Control.
On screen he has presented kids TV, performed motion capture and stunts for Hollywood blockbusters and appeared in numerous short films and commercials.
Gareth has a passion for post-production too. He is an experienced editor of both sound and picture, and has mixed sound for films, documentaries, trailers and commercials.