HYMNS screening at Night Festival 2010

Hosaywood’s music video Rudra – Hymns from a Blazing Chariot will be screened outdoors at The Substation as part of Night Festival 2010.
16 July 2010, Friday 7.30pm to 8.30pm and
17 July 2010, Saturday 9 to 10pm

1)       Pulcinello/ Gabriella Mesenas / 2009 / 6min
2)       A Lion’s Pride / Wesley Leon Aroozoo / 2008 / 8min
3)       Moving / Jeremy Sing/ 2009 / 13min
4)       Crocodile Journals / Yeo Lee Nah / 2004 / 6min
5)       Moveable Feast / Jasmine Ng, Sandi Tan, Kelvin Tong /1996 / 14min
6)       Rudra – Hymns from the Blazing Chariot / Jacen Tan/ 2009 / 5min
7)       Lim Poh Huat / Lee Wong / 2004 / 22min
8)       Hock Hiap Leong/ Royston Tan/ 2001 / 7min

See here for the full Substation programme. Also, FREE ADMISSION TO ALL GALLERIES at the National Museum of Singapore, Singapore Art Museum, SAM at 8Q and Peranakan Museum till 2am.

HYMNS nominated for Best Art Direction

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

Visit SSFA official site and facebook for more details.

RUDRA – HYMNS Online Premiere!

Directed by Jacen Tan © Hosaywood 2009

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.

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!”