“Red Lion” by Oh. Selected to Participate in the Cosmocinema Film Festival

“Red Lion” was selected to participate in the 2nd Cosmocinema Film Festival 2019 that will take place from 12 – 14 May 2019.

Last year, I had a wonderful experience attending the awards ceremony held at the (see video) Cinema Alkyonis in Athens for “Deserted Eyes“.

The Cosmocinema Festival is an international meeting point for indie film makers from across the world. A crossroad between West and East for the filmmakers.

The Festival is a project that promotes independent feature fiction films, short films, documentaries, animation, experimental films, video art and other kinds of moving image and film-making. The programme includes – in competition, amazing feature fiction films, short fiction films, documentaries, video art, experimental films, animation and music videos. There is also a special screenplay contest section. The idea is to provide young movie-makers and artists with a sharing point where they can showcase their works to some of established names of the industry.

Cosmocinema Festival is a live screenings international film festival, awards event and contest in various film and scripts categories. Cosmocinema Festival offers the International Cosmocinema Awards.The Festival started on 2018, developed and administrated by Cosmocinema, based in London, UK. The Cosmocinema Festival takes place in collaboration with the very successful international London Greek Film Festival (started on 2008).

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Selections 2019

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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