Republic of Gamers (ROG) is proud to announce “For Those Who Dare”, an ambitious new film featuring ROG ambassadors and their pursuit of excellence. Filmed in London, the video was shot with no stunt doubles, despite including a real ring of fire and high-flying skateboard tricks. ROG will also release a closer behind-the-scenes look at the filming of “For Those Who Dare” in the near future.
ROG’s most ambitious film yet
Featuring five ambassadors — Asa Butterfield, Nyjah Huston, Karl-Anthony Towns, Alan Walker, and ROG’s newest face, Son Heung-Min — “For Those Who Dare” explores fears and how to conquer them. Anticipation, expectations, stage fright, and potential injury all come up when these ROG members go to work every day, and the film utilizes unique imagery and stunts to examine how these All-stars overcome their anxieties. ROG draws strength not because its members don’t feel fear, but because they have the courage to overcome it.
Filmed in London with the assistance of the production company “The Mill”, the film utilizes practical effects, including a gasoline fueled ring of fire, and real skateboard jumps over a 7-foot razor wire lined fence to illustrate just how far ROG’s ambassadors are willing to go in the pursuit of excellence. They are truly “Those Who Dare”.
“We are incredibly proud to unveil a project that has been in the works for the past few months. ROG has always been committed to embodying our tagline of ‘For Those Who Dare,’ be it through our products or through the ambassadors that represent us,” said Galip Fu, the Global Consumer Marketing Director for ROG. “With the release of this film, we hope to invite our viewers into the world of ROG, and what it means to dare to overcome.”
ROG comes together
ROG designs machines for gamers, but not every gamer is built the same. The film features Karl Anthony Towns with the Strix SCAR, Nyjah Huston with the Strix G, Asa Butterfield with the Flow Z13, Alan Walker with the Zephyrus G14, and Son Heung-Min with the Flow X16. No matter how gamers approach their play, ROG has a laptop for their style. “I’m always on the lookout for kind of new tech and innovations in that world, and ROG seem to be kind of pushing the boat out a lot,” said Butterfield.
With a global team, and the ambassadors having such varied schedules, gathering all five for on-location shooting in London was a challenge. Son Heung-Min and Asa Butterfield are based in the UK, and thanks to a break in between seasons for Nyjah Huston and Karl-Anthony Towns, ROG was able to also sneak in Alan Walker during a busy music festival schedule in order to have all five ambassadors share the same set.
Fear is simply an obstacle to be overcome for these legends. All stunts were done without doubles, including the ring of fire and skateboard jump over a razor wire lined fence. “I like doing shoots like this where I can actually skate something proper like I did today,” said Huston.”It’s always fun to be able to mix in what I do as a skateboarder with a brand like ROG.” As true ambassadors of ROG spirit, these All-stars overcame all obstacles in their path with their own determination.
A look behind the scenes
As ROG’s most ambitious film project yet, we knew we needed special talent behind the scenes. The Mill is a global creative partner for agencies, production companies and brands. As trusted specialists in Visual Effects, Creative Production and Experience design, ROG felt they were perfect for the role in tackling this massive project. The Mill has also had previous experience working on feature films such as “Gladiator”, for which they won an Academy Award.
Due to the special nature of this collaboration, the team captured plenty of behind the scenes footage during the shoot as well. These clips will be released in the near future, allowing the community to see a lighter side of these ROG members. ROG also captured exclusive interviews with each member, letting gamers see behind the curtain and into the playstyle of their favorite ambassadors. “I think this project is awesome and it gives the chance for everyone to really bring all their fanbases together and show them how great ROG is,” said Towns.