Rodric is the Chairman and CEO of Thunder Digital Media, a fully integrated emerging media company operating in Los Angeles California. Thunder Digital Media operates five primary divisions; Thunder Studios, Thunder Music Group, Thunder Productions, ThunderTV and Thunder Gaming.
Having grown up in Sydney Australia, Rodric was inspired by American culture via its export through film, television and music. This fascination led Rodric to attend the University of Southern California which he graduated from in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater. Rodric met his USA born wife Liz whilst attending USC and soon after graduation they moved to Sydney where their two children were born. After a successful and entrepreneurial career spanning several continents, Rodric and his family reestablished their home base in Los Angeles in 2012.
In 2013 Rodric founded the Long Beach based Thunder Studios, a 150,000 square foot production facility on six acres with 20 stages, production equipment, cameras, sets, post production and recording facilities. Through acquisition and development Rodric has broadened the interests of Thunder Digital Media into Production, Music, Online Distribution, Multi Channel Network, Gaming and Online Publishing.
Rodric launched Thunder Digital Media’s Multi Channel Network, ThunderTV, in July 2015. Thunder Digital Media provides a physical home for its channel partners to create, collaborate, plan, and execute their productions in the new 20,000 square foot Club Thunder facility. Partners of ThunderTV have access to all of the necessary tools to make better content, collaborate with other creators, and monetize their content more broadly. These tools include training courses, stages, physical and virtual sets, props, cameras and production equipment, post production and recording facilities, along with digital collaboration tools. In addition, Channel Partners have access to Thunder’s stable of Production Partners and Brand Partners who work closely with ThunderTV for content investment, branded integration, and brand advertising.
Thunder Gaming is the latest initiative of Thunder Digital Media and will launch in 2016 after completion of the new 10,000 square foot live broadcast gaming stage – ThunderDome and the 7,000 square foot Virtual Reality Stage. Thunder Gaming will host daily live stream broadcast gaming and VR tournaments for global distribution.
Rodric is the Executive Producer on a number of films, television and digital series including the films Nine Eleven starring Charlie Sheen and Whoopi Goldberg and Sweetwater. Rodric is a sought after guest speaker on the trends in digital and traditional media and has spoken at numerous conferences throughout the USA and is a guest lecturer for the UCLA Extension program ‘Marketing Entertainment: Strategies for the Global Marketplace.’