Here’s a writeup on Youth.sg about our Rudra MV and the Masala mix screening. Click here to read the full article.
Our music video Rudra – Hymns from a Blazing Chariot played to a packed house at Sinema Old School. Thanks to all those who came down, and cheers to all the filmmakers for the great films.
Here’s an interview on Cnngo.com:
CNNGo: Why are all your film names in the Hokkien dialect?
Jacen Tan: Those are quite commonly used words that Singaporeans would know — like you go to “zo gang” [do work] everyday, you go to “kwa giu” [watch a soccer match], or play soccer (“tak giu”). So these are names … are quite cute in a way but my films don’t actually have a lot of Hokkien in them.
Read the full article here.
Hosaywood’s latest production, RUDRA – Hymns from the Blazing Chariot has been nominated for Best Art Direction in the upcoming Singapore Short Film Awards.
The festival will take place at The Substation from 25 – 31 Jan 2010, and winners will be announced on 31 Jan. HYMNS will be screened on 30 Jan, 9pm:
|Nominees Programme 5||Duration / Rating|
|Rudra – Hymns from the Blazing Chariot||5min / PG|
|Dirty Bitch||13min / R21|
|Special Pass||24min /NC16|
|Threshold||20min / R21|
|Master of his Domain||9min / R21|
|Fighting Fit||4min / PG|
RUDRA – Hymns from the Blazing Chariot is a heavy metal re-imagination of the ancient Sanskrit text, The Bhagavad Gita.
Before the start of the Kurukshetra War, Prince Arjuna is reluctant to go into battle as he has to fight his relatives, beloved friends and revered teachers. In desperation, Arjuna turns to his charioteer and mentor, Krishna for advice.
This epic video world-premiered to a full house at The Substation on 7 Dec 2009. Watch it in full glorious HD on Youtube.
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
1. Music Video World Premiere
2. Exclusive behind-the-scenes film
3. Q&A with band, filmmaker and cast
4. Special performance by RUDRA
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!”
Check out behind-the-scenes photos of the Zo Gang shoot here.
Check out the new trailer for RUDRA – Hymns from the Blazing Chariot music video. Premiere details coming soon \m/