My RODE Reel_Bugged

FREE VideoMicro as RØDE Microphones Celebrates Release of Short Film BUGGED

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My RØDE Reel May Offer: Get a FREE* VideoMicro

Via RØDE Microphones:

Friday 11th May, 2018 My RØDE Reel's special May Offer is here. To celebrate My RØDE Reel's 5th year and the launch of BUGGED, RØDE is offering a FREE* VideoMicro (RØDE | Adorama) to entrants in the VR, Vlog, Cameraphone or Pitch categories in the month of May.

*Conditions apply (see Limit one per person.

My RØDE Reel 2018 will be the competition’s biggest year to date. With a giant prize pool worth $1 Million across 30 filmmaking and genre categories, emerging and seasoned filmmakers are encouraged to enter.

Entry into My RØDE Reel 2018 closes July 31st, 2018. Get shooting!

RØDE Microphones Releases Its Entry Film Into My RØDE REEL 2018: ‘Bugged' Written by Dawson Heistad

Via RØDE Microphones:

May 11th, 2018: RØDE Microphones, Australian pro audio giant, announces the release of ‘BUGGED', its short film entry into My RØDE Reel 2018.

RØDE created the My RØDE Reel Short Filmmaking Competition in 2014 to showcase the talent of filmmakers worldwide and, every year, enters its own short film into the competition. My RØDE Reel 2018 will be the competition's biggest year to date. With a giant prize pool worth $1 Million and 30 Categories, both budding and seasoned filmmakers are encouraged to enter. It is the Largest Short Filmmaking Competition in the World.

For the 2018 My RØDE Reel, RØDE hosted a preliminary scriptwriting challenge called My RØDE Script to inspire creatives to write a script for a 3-minute film. The prize? Free return flights to Sydney, free accommodation and spending money, and the opportunity to film and direct their script with the in-house RØDE Production Crew, and seasoned filmmakers from Main Course Films, Clara Chong and Ben Allan ACS.

Winner of the competition, Canada’s Dawson Heistad, was flown to Sydney in April to film his winning script: BUGGED.

BUGGED – My RØDE Reel 2018

In BUGGED, Michael (Jesse Hyde) returns home to his inner-Sydney house to find the lights out and his flatmate Karl (Callan Colley) speaking cryptically about dinner. Is Karl paranoid, or could they be… Bugged?

Shot on location in Sydney’s Balmain, BUGGED was directed by My RØDE Reel judge Clara Chong and shot by cinematographer Ben Allan ACS.

All the processes involved in the making of BUGGED gave the RØDE Production Team the opportunity to capture behind-the-scenes content and interviews which focus on the various disciplines of filmmaking, from pre-production to post-production.

Check out BUGGED and all of the behind-the-scenes films at

About RØDE Microphones:
RØDE Microphones ( designs and manufactures high-quality microphones and related accessories for studio, live and location use. Its products are designed and primarily manufactured in Sydney, Australia and exported to over 113 countries globally.

(cover photo credit: snap from RØDE Microphones)


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