My RØDE REEL ‘Master Your Craft’ Winners Announced

Not 1, But 3 Winners To Come To Sydney To Work With The RØDE Creative Team!

Australian pro audio giant, The Freedman Group – home to the world’s number one audio capture brand, RØDE Microphones, and the World’s Largest Short Film Competition, My RØDE Reel – today announced the winners of the inaugural Master Your Craft Internship category of the 2018 My RØDE Reel competition.

The big surprise is that not one, but three winners have been awarded a 12-month paid internship inside the world’s best in-house creative team at RØDE Microphones, where they’ll get the chance to ‘Master Their Craft’. RØDE Marketing Director, Daniel Woodall explains: “The initial plan had been to accept a single winner from the 304 entries we received for Master Your Craft. But the quality of the entries was so good and from such a diverse range of filmmaking talent that RØDE Founder and Chairman, Peter Freedman AM, suggested that we provide paid internships to three of our shortlisted filmmakers, not just one.

“It made perfect sense, of course. RØDE’s engagement with Today’s Creative Generation is unmatched thanks to our in-house approach and the avenue for expression provided to our millions of customers via My RØDE Reel. Master Your Craft makes that engagement personal and face-to-face. It’s very exciting.”


Mariona Ferriz (Spain)
Hailing from Barcelona, 25-year-old Mariona has freelanced as an editor, videographer and photographer.
Conrad Lexow (Germany)
A 20-year-old student from the Berlin University of The Arts who has been making movies since he was 11.
Rohan Merrill (USA)
A 20-year-old budding filmmaker and college student whose Wes Anderson-inspired entry wowed the judges.

All three winners will join the RØDE team early in 2019 for a paid internship with all living expenses covered. “They will be scripting, shooting, editing and appearing in loads of our marketing shoots and films,” says Dan Woodall, “as well as having an incredible time in one of the greatest cities on Earth – Sydney, Australia. Congratulations to Mariona, Conrad and Rohan – can’t wait to get started.”

Stay tuned for more updates and adventures from the three winners as they ‘Master Their Craft’ in 2019. My RØDE Reel will return in 2019 for its 6th big year.

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