Rudra MV World Premiere – 7 Dec 09, 8pm The Substation

After a long wait, we are proud to announce the World Premiere of RUDRA – Hymns from the Blazing Chariot. The Substation 8pm, 7 Dec 2009.

Tickets are free (pay as you want). To reserve, email: tickets(at)hosaywood(dot)com

Programme line-up:
1. Music Video World Premiere
2. Exclusive behind-the-scenes film
3. Q&A with band, filmmaker and cast
4. Special performance by RUDRA

Check out this event on facebook. Watch the trailer here.

Based on the song’s lyrics and concept, the explosive music video is a re-imagination of the ancient Sanskrit text ‘The Bhagavad Gita’, one of the most important philosophical classics of the world.

Shot entirely in front of a green screen, the video with high production values is set to break the boundaries of Singapore indie film productions. It interweaves brutal band performances with storyline battle scenes, created with visual effects compositing and computer animation.

Kathir from Rudra has the following to say to all of Rudra’s fans and friends :
“It was really an ecstatic experience watching the video. It turned out great and exceeded my expectations. In fact, I could not believe my eyes while watching the video. The filmmakers have captured the idea of the lyrics so beautifully in the video. Watching it on a big screen made it even more compelling.”

“I am looking forward to the video premiere and we would like to invite everyone of you to be part of Rudra’s evolution in the world of music and visuals. We will also be performing songs from all our albums during that event. The band is looking forward to meet everyone of you in person and as a gesture of gratitude decided to make this event free-of-charge for the years of support and faith. Come celebrate with us!”

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New Zo Gang (High Quality) uploaded

We have uploaded a new, high quality version of Zo Gang. (The old one had issues) Here’s your chance to watch it again, and since it’s BIGGER you might laugh LOUDER!

Do share it with your friends if you like it:
1. Post it on your facebook
2. Buy an ad on the newspapers and promote the film

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Zo Peng screening @ Sinema National Day Showoff

Zo Peng (Go Army) screens at Sinema Showoff! National Day Special, together with some great films. If you haven’t visited the swanky indie cinema at Mt Sophia yet, here’s your chance… admission is free!

Screenings:
August 11, 2009 – 9:00 pm
August 18, 2009 – 9:00 pm
August 25, 2009 – 7:30 pm

More details here.

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Members of Hosaywood: Li Ruihui

Li Ruihui is another unsung hero behind Hosaywood films, having been involved since the first film Tak Giu. He helps out on set and co-writes some scripts, including the important expressway scene in Tak Giu. Ruihui also admits he looks like Wally from Where’s Wally!

Introduce youself!
27m….the number is variable, the aphabet is a constant.

Day Job?
Assistant Treasury Executive

Interests and hobbies?
Sleep ,eat, play dota…… not necessary in that order

Favorite films and music? Which inspire you?
Band of Brothers. Braveheart, Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk down, Prisonbreak. Fav Music: Lady Gaga. All are very inspirational.

How did you get involved in Hosaywood productions?
Jacen is an old friend and asked me to help

Which part of Tak Giu did you help out in?
Helping to look for location and suggest ideas for the story

How was the process to help write the script for Zo Peng?
Very tough. Forgot how to write chinese words!

What do you like about film productions? How were your experiences on set?
Films productions are lot of hard work. But very interesting to see people acting and filming upclose. My role is to help carry things around..

You also ‘calefare’ in many scenes. What do you think of your ‘Where’s Wally’ moments?

Some are born to be actor, some are born to be calefare, I am born to be Wally.

So, why do you think you look like Wally?
Skinny and bespectacled. But I recently got lasik.

Tell us what you are doing nowadays?
The same things I do everyday.
Interviewed by Cyan.
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National stadium still standing, KWA GIU release delayed

National Stadium
Watch the Kwa Giu (Watch Football) trailer here.

MERLION CITY –

More than 2 years after the much publicized and expensive closing down ceremony of the National Stadium, it is still standing.

Plans for the destruction of the Lao Zhar Bor (Grand Old Lady, in Hokkien) to make way for a new ‘sports hub’ have been delayed for the umpteenth time, yet again. And again.

The latest reason? English football giants Liverpool will be coming to earn our money in July 2009 via a friendly match.

Back in 2007, filmsmaker Jacen Tan decided to document the atmosphere of the Kallang Roar, before it was “lost forever”. He shot a 30 minute film, ‘Kwa Giu’ (Watch Football), during the ‘last’ competitive football game at that time.

With 3 camcorders, Jacen and his team captured the emotions of the crowd during the AFC Cup final, where Singapore played Thailand. The game was an exceptional roller-coaster of excitement and the fans expressed overwhelming passion and swearing.

5 months later in June 2007, the closing down ceremony was held. Now, demolition plans are still nowhere to be seen, due to reasons like ‘recession’ and the forever-upcoming matches being planned.

Jacen has now decided to postpone the release of his film. “Kwa Giu was meant to serve as a tribute, and for people to remember Kallang. I feel that it will be best experienced after the stadium is gone,” he explains.

Local football fans remained divided over the issue. Tan Gu Gu, a random fan, is pleased that the stadium is still standing. “This means that I can still KWA GIU over and over again!”

Tan Si Mi, agedoesn’tmatter, was one of the 55,000 who attended the ‘closing’ ceremonEy in 2007. “I felt cheated big time!” said Tan, when reminded that he paid $15 for the match. “They always saying it’s the last match, bluff my feelings and emotion!”

Tan Ga Du Lan, another random fan, said: “I was even tempted to take a part of the stadium home with me! I saw people ripping benches off!”

“If the stadium is demolished next year, i tok!” swears Tan.

The release of the short Kwa Giu will be delayed until we finally see bulldozers at Kallang . Stay tuned to Hosaywood.com!

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