“Red Lion” by Oh. “Red Lion” Selected to Participate in the Lift-Off Sessions April 2019!
Lift-Off Sessions Pinewood Studios Oh. Red Lion Olivia Hadjiioannou
Oh. aka Olivia Hadjiioannou Film Festival

“Red Lion” was selected to participate in the Lift-Off Sessions online showcase for April 2019!

How cool is that?

It even made the #poster!!

Round 1 is the Global Social Crowd Round open to the general public, who rent the entire collection of films for the full duration of the week. The festival will be collecting “votes” that will come from votes for both their favourite, and second favourite film in the comments section on the Vimeo page. The video will be available for viewing on Vimeo On-Demand as part of a series of films that make up Lift-Off Sessions April 2019 from Monday 15th April 00:00 (BST), and it will be live for the entire week – ending late on Sunday night.

So, you can join the festival by renting the collection on Vimeo and vote in the comments section. It’s a wonderful opportunity to see what other filmmaker’s are doing around the world and see some great indie work.

Remember you must vote for two films (or the vote doesn’t count)

Your favorite and second favorite.

So click the button below an enjoy!

The Lift-Off Sessions is an online showcase, dedicated to bringing new audiences to the indie film market, ending with an annual live screening of the winning films at Pinewood Studios in the UK.

Lift-Off Film Festivals are in Berlin, Tokyo, New York, Toronto, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Paris, Sydney, Melbourne, and London. Lift-Off Film Festival is a global showcase for filmmakers.

Every film will be screened for 1 week, via Vimeo On-Demand, that is available through Smart TV’s, Desktops, and a whole bunch of mobile devices including tablets and phones. Each film will sit within their respective programmes, with the top five voted films on each page being sent through to our final round.

Screening the latest indie shorts to as wide an audience as possible is the mission of the Lift-Off Sessions. It provides an invaluable opportunity for filmmakers and film enthusiasts to see lots of their contemporaries’ work.

The winning project will receive an official selection for a live screening at Pinewood Studios next year – along with Professional Lift-Off Network Membership for the filmmakers and producers involved with the project.

Lift-Off Film Festivals

New York
Los Angeles

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Lift-Off Global Network on Facebook

RED LION by Oh. Olivia HadjiioannouRED LION

The numinous Red Lion illuminates the road of the warrior goddess Metallia to restore the ever-present multidimensional vision long lost to humanity.

Red Lion has the inner Fire but only in potential. He eats matter when given his freedom and does the work of Nature. He inspires intelligence, imagination and life but he can not escape the prison of the Earth plane and can not free himself though his own power. A special key is necessary to dissolve the chains of the Earth.

Director/composer Olivia Hadjiioannou (aka Oh.) presents a consciousness-expanding visual and acoustic odyssey within a multidimensional psychedelic landscape.

Inspired by scenes from Federico Fellini’s, “8 1/2”, Lewis Carroll’s, “Alice in Wonderland”, Maurice Sendak’s, “Where the Wild Things Are”, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s, “The Little Prince” and ancient Greek myth.

“Red Lion” is the first in a six-part series of animated music videos by the multi-instrumentalist, Oh. for the progressive metal album “Metallia“.

Directors Statement

We all want to have answers to the ultimate meaning of why we are here.

There’s a time when you need to set aside everything you already know. We collect experiences and impressions with our minds and this increases the presence of our soul.There is a duality not only without but within because the mind receives information from both the body and the spirit. If the connection is weak between the spirit and the mind – there is no possibility to see the whole or our state and place in existence. Our minds – our everyday consciousness is cluttered with judgements, repetition, echoes of apprehension and fear, debates and doubts. If left on its own without the guidance of spirit; we exist in a negative world, alienated, in conflict with reality.

This missing connection is at the core of all our physical, emotional and mental health issues.

There is a way to recover our initial state so we can truly begin our journey here as we were meant to.

We must isolate the thoughts, feelings and emotions produced by the physical body first. Then it will be possible to isolate the thoughts, feelings, and emotions that are given by our spirits. Once both are recognized, a vision of an ever-present state of awareness awakens on its own.

Metallia acoustically and visually narrates this very intimate personal spiritual and psychic journey. – Olivia Hadjiioannou aka Oh.

“If you put Kate Bush, Auf Der Maur, Ayreon, Chiasmata, Igorrr, old White Zombie and Amogh Symphony in a blender with several metronomes running different time signatures, add a healthy dash of thrash riffs to the proggy mix and baked the resulting mixture for several hours you probably wouldn’t even come close to the sound.” – Lee DavidsonProg Metal Madness

Poster "Red Lion" Music Video Oh. Olivia Hadjiioannou
RED LION by Oh. Olivia Hadjiioannou

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