National Stadium demolished by October?

Sg Sports Hub

Demolition of the National Stadium will begin by October 2010, and so it seems that the new Sports Hub will finally be constructed! This means that our documentary film Kwa Giu can finally be released. However, this thing has been delayed for a few years now, so we won’t believe it until we see the bulldozers dig in.

Meanwhile, the exciting U15 Singapore Cubs have won the YOG Football Bronze, with flair. A new chapter for Singapore football?

Zo Gang National Day screening

Zo Gang will screen at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre on 6-8 Aug 2010, at various times between music sets.

6th Aug – 8.15pm after A Vacant Affair‘s set
Sunshine Singapore 7 min, Zo Gang 9 min

7th Aug11pm after The Mysterians
Sunshine Singapore 7 min,
Zo Gang 9 min

8th Aug –  11pm after Terry Mortimer & Peter Diaz
Sunshine Singapore 7 min, Zo Gang 9 min
Forever Fever 95 mins

Click here for the full film lineup,  and band lineup. It’s indie-pendence day!

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.

Cnngo Hosaywood

Here’s an interview on

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.

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.