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The Bust

Our applicant for the My RØDE Reel 2017 competition. The Bust is an action-comedy set in a classic warehouse drug deal. But as the characters discover, there's more going on than meets the eye.

Director Biography - Nick Anderson

Director/Screenwriter Nick Anderson is committed to making films and telling stories that convey the power of individuals and ideas to transform our lives. Since graduating from film school at Chapman University in 2006, he has completed a number of commercials, corporate videos, music videos, and short films. Nick began to consider feature production in 2009 after he took over as lead camera for BluePrint Productions’ “The Last Crop,” a documentary about the sustainability of small family-owned farms in the U.S. In 2011, Nick helped develop and shoot “Give Us This Day” with Adam Stern and Abide Films, a project following the Pacer football team at Grant Union High School in Sacramento. Nick brings his creativity and unique ability to tell stories to every project he works on, big or small, and hopes to continue to share his work with the world through future endeavors.


  • Nick Anderson Director

  • Nick Anderson Writer

  • Skyler Henry Writer

  • Nick Anderson Producer

  • Damian Gordon Producer

  • Myles Smythe Producer

  • Skyler Henry - Scared Guy Key Cast

  • Spencer Robinson - Tailpipe McCoy Key Cast

  • Ivan Torres - El Muerte Key Cast

  • Joe Cheema - Arjun "Shades" Batra Key Cast

  • Antoine "AC" Collins - Big Joe Key Cast

  • Kael Williams - Louis "Left-Eye" Quintano Key Cast

  • Damian Gordon Director of Photography

  • Myles Smythe Camera Operator Diamond to the Rough, This Is Your Day


  • Project Type: Short

  • Runtime: 3 minutes

  • Completion Date: June 23, 2017

  • Production Budget: 1,500 USD

  • Country of Origin: United States

  • Country of Filming: United States

  • Language: English

  • Shooting Format: Digital - Panasonic Varicam

  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9

  • Film Color: Color

  • First-time Filmmaker: Yes

  • Student Project: No

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