Gareth Ruck is a film actor and producer from New Zealand, who has extensive work in the creative industries for quite a long time. He has spent more than twenty years in radio and also penned, produced, and performed several commercials, which are highly successful. He has experience in stadium rock musicals, improvisational theater, and his brilliant work in the APOLLO 13: Mission Control earned him the 2008 Chapman Tripp Award for Best Sound Design. Gareth has presented television for kids and performed stunts in many Hollywood blockbusters. He also appeared in several commercials and short films. Aside from that, he also has wide experiences as editor of sound and picture; as well as sound for films, trailers, documentaries and commercials. Gareth has a deep interest in post-production and has been the producer of the Random Films. He is also a former stunt performer in New Zealand’s Stone Street Studios.

In 2011, he was in action staff of Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin. Later, he was a scale double for Dwalin in Peter Jackson’s fantasy adventure films, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in 2012. In the same year, Gareth has been the casting assistant in Dean Hewison’s How to Meet Girls from a Distance and the co-writer for Noor Razzak’s Ninja! He was still a scale double in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in 2013 and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies in 2014. He played as Stekkjarstaur in the 2015 Christmas horror comedy film, Krampus. Before this, he has a un-credited role as Ops Centre worker in James Cameron’s Avatar in 2009 and as the Master Sergeant in Peter Webber’s Emperor, in 2012.

Mark Atkin English Actor

Mark Atkin

Mark Atkin is a talented model and film actor from Wellington, New Zealand. He was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England and shifted to Staffordshire, where he grew up and studied. An unusual turn in his career happened when he shifted to New Zealand to work as a detective and police officer. Mark never thought that his life would make a dramatic change when he left England and become a detective in another country. In 1996, he started working as a police officer at West Midlands Police and later worked in Hertfordshire Constabulary. In 2004, he moved to Metropolitan Police in London. Mark also joined the police force in Wellington, New Zealand in the year 2008. One day, a friend suggested him to go to an open movie audition, which he agreed to do so, even if the production is looking for an actor under 5ft 2 in, in height. When he got there, he was told that he was too tall, and so he went away. One of the producers came to him and asked him to come back and then, he was told to do another audition. Eventually, he finds himself working on the set of the blockbuster fantasy adventure film series, The Hobbit (2014), helmed by Peter Jackson. Initially, he was selected to be a stunt performer and a scale double for the actor, Richard Armitage, who played as Thorin II Oakenshield in the film. Mark left his job and took the role and found himself acting together with some major film stars. Mark also performed in New Zealand’s on-stage, The Mousetrap. He joined The Stunt Guild of New Zealand to gain more work and to get the chance to work in more fantasy films and perform on stage. This results to roles in several short films like Far Away, Fisk Mota and Trapped, Solomon, and more. He put all his effort in the one-act play, Krapp’s Last Tape by Samuel Beckett, where he earned positive reviews. He also earned praises for his performance in Me/You/Us/Them at Bats Theatre in Wellington. In 2015, he played as Ketkrókur in Michael Dougherty’s Christmas horror comedy film, Krampus.


David Pasquesi

David Pasquesi is a talented American actor, writer, comedian, and voice-over. He was born on December 23, 1960, in Chicago, Illinois in the United States. He is a known performer of the improvisational theaters such as Annoyance Theatre, IO Theatre, The Second City, and Improv Institute. During the 80s, he studied under the guidance of American actor and teacher, Del Close. David later became a member of the Baron’s Barracudas. He performed in several theaters including the Goodman Theatre and Steppenwolf Theatre. David was first seen in the American drama film, Light of Day in 1987. After some years, he played as Hanck in Charles Shyer’s Father of the Bride. In 1993, he co-starred Bill Murray in the fantasy comedy-drama film, Groundhog Day and played as a newscaster in the action thriller film, The Fugitive. He later appeared in films like The Puppet Masters, Natural Born Killers; Stuart Saves His Family, Return to Me, The Ice Harvest, I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With and much more. He became popular for playing the role of Claudio Vincenzi in Ron Howard’s mystery thriller film, Angels & Demons, in 2009. In 2013, he played as Cardinal Vicente in the horror-comedy film, Hell Baby. Besides films, he also donned outstanding performances in several television shows such as Dream On, The Untouchables, According to Jim, Boss, Veep, The Shaggy Dog, Undeclared, and much more. Since 2002, he is performing in the popular improve show, TJ, and Dave. David earned the Chicago Improv Festival’s Improviser of the Year recognition. In 2009, he played the role of Sodom’s Prime Minister in Jack Black and Michael Cera-starrer, Year One. In 2011, he starred in Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage, which was presented by the Chicago Premiere and was held at the Goodman Theatre. He was last seen as Christoffer Anderson, the father of Katie Page in the romantic comedy film, This Isn’t Funny in 2015.

David Pasquesi English Actor