Our Team

L.R. Rod Petsef, Constanze Dartsch, Kelly Fritz & Paige Larianova

Rod Petsef

Marketing & Sponsorships

Rod, an American, previously worked for Saudi Aramco Oil company, as a graphic designer. He moved to New Zealand 20 years ago. His love for photography started when he was a child. This extended into producing and editing educational video content.

Rod actively gets involved in local films and is appreciated because of his all round technical knowledge in all crew roles.

Constanze Dartsch

Graphic Designer & Marketing

Constanze, better known as Consi, is our passionate Graphic Designer from Germany. She has been in the industry for over a decade and she knows what she is doing. After a few years of living abroad she made her way over from Australia to live in beautiful Aotearoa. If you are wondering how she ended up in the Waikato and with Misty Flicks? To be honest there were some freaky forces at play. Ask her at the next Misty Flicks screening!

Kelly Fritz

Festival Coordinator, Marketing, & Showcase Editor

Kelly made the Waikato her home in early 2018 after spending the previous 12 years living in Kentucky, USA.

Her eclectic portfolio of project, ranging from tv and film production, social media management, marketing, to digital content creation, has transformed her into creative generalist with a special focus on filmmaking. Paige once described Kelly's art as 'funky and professional'; a badge she wears with honor.

Paige Larianova

Communications & Engagement

Paige advocates for growing the film sector in the Waikato region, having founded Waikato Film Hub Trust, Waikato Screen NZ and Misty Flicks Short Film Showcase. Paige is a Director and Assistant Director herself, and an emerging producer.