Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

December 24, 2009

The MGS Philanthropy team wishes you all a merry Christmas and a happy new year!

See you soon with some updates about our future!

MGS Philanthropy on Babel

December 1, 2009

Our friends from Babel have published an indepth about Metal Gear Solid: Philanthropy in their  number 19 (Italian only).

You can read the article, written by Gianluca Girelli and, in general, we suggest you to have a look at this videogame online magazine – maybe the last, in Italy, that still says something interesting!

Thanks to the evergree Gatsu e Res!


Lucca Comics and VIEW Conference

October 23, 2009

The month of November is full of events for Hive Division and Metal Gear Solid: Philanthropy!

Our movie will be shown during the Lucca Comics & Games event, an important international event about comics, movies, and videogames held in Lucca (Tuscany).
Here you can find the detailed program of the event.
We want to thank Umbrella Italian Division and LED Production for inviting us and hosting us at their stands.

Hive Division will participate at the VIEW Conference, the 10th International Computer Graphics Conference.
On November, 7th (Saturday), Giacomo Talamini (Director), Alessandro Schiassi (VFX Supervisor), Alberto Vazzola (Lead 3D Artist)  and Lamberto Azzariti (Lead 2D Artist) will talk about the realization of Metal Gear Solid: Philanthropy in a 45-minute speech, “Philanthropy: a Guerrilla Sci-Fi Production”.
Here you can find the detailed program of the event.

We’ll post photos and a review of the events, but feel free to participate! If you want to meet some of our crew and if you are in Italy, this is a good chance!

New Contents Added

October 18, 2009

Please, have a look at our new contents! You can find several image galleries in the brand new Backstage section, or visit the Media galleries for Screenshots and Artworks!

Hope you enjoy them!

MGS: Philanthropy OST Released

October 8, 2009

Here you can find the Metal Gear Solid: Philanthropy original soundtrack, produced by Hybrid Two and composed by Daniel James.

Feel free to download it from the Hybrid Two website.

Enjoy the soundtrack!

Metal Gear Solid Philanthropy OST Cover

We’re back!

October 4, 2009

Finally… We are back!

After the release, our website has experienced a very intense traffic and we have been offline for a few. Now we’re back, with a brand new site!

We will post more and more contents, from screenshots to backstage, to new video file formats.

Meanwhile, thanks to all the hundred thousands people who have donwloaded our movie and to all those who have taken their time to write to us! Your welcome and appreciation has been really, really amazing!

We want to thank Maverik (Diego Betto) and Lamb (Lamberto Azzariti) for the quick and professional help in this new version of the website!

Metal Gear Solid: Philanthropy – Release

September 27, 2009

Metal Gear Solid: Philanthropy is available in streaming and for download, starting from TODAY.
In a few days other distribution channels will be shared, so that everybody will be able to download the file from different channels.

The official subtitles, in several languages, are already available.

Philanthropy has been a challenge nearly impossible to complete, started three years ago. We didn’t imagine, then, all the troubles we would have been into and all the obduracy that we would need to complete the project.
By the way, we didn’t know, how much support we were going to find, how many friends we were going to meet, how many passionate and generous people were going to help us.

The release of “Metal Gear Solid: Philanthropy” make an end of the first life history of Hive Division. The team, nearly a family now, is going to take some time to decide what’s happening next.
We do not really know when we’re going to produce the two sequels of Philanthropy (whose script was written together with “The Overnight Nation” in 2006).

This will depend on many factors: the reaction of our public, the future of professional Hive Division, who is looking for financial partners to realize our next projects and partners to become a real Production Studio, and, for sure, Konami’s reaction to the project.

We feel and hope that one day Snake, Elizabeth, and Pierre will complete their journey.

We are deeply grateful to all those who have been following the project, even during its “mysterious” phases when we were working so hard that we couldn’t update you as we would have liked to.

We happily put this movie in the hands of the Internet, the “primeval soup” in which our project was born and raised, to which we owe so much and which we hope to have provided with something meaningful.

Metal Gear Solid: Philanthropy – Premiere

September 18, 2009

Metal Gear Solid PHILANTHROPY Premiere

Hive Division will held two public screenings of “Metal Gear Solid: Philanthropy”, before the relase date.

September, Friday 25th – Milan Sold Out!

Apollo Cinema

Galleria De Cristoforis, 2

Meeting and reservation collection 5.30 p.m.

Screening 6.00 p.m.

September, Saturday 26th – Silea (Treviso) Sold Out!


Via del Porto, 1

Meeting and reservation collection 2.30 p.m.

Screening 3.00 p.m.

The entrance is FREE but we need you to confirm us your presence to be sure that you have a seat. Please send an e-mail to:

filling in the “Object” field with “MILANO” or “TREVISO” and giving us your name and the names of anyone coming with you.

Reservation are valid until 15 MINUTES before the screening.

The movie will be downloadable for free from the Internet starting from September, 27th.

Hive Reunion

September 11, 2009

After three years of hard work, Hive Division had a reunion to finally watch the whole MGS: Philanthropy movie on the silver screen.
At the end of the 70-minute long projection, a chapter of our personal history and of our lives has been definitely closed, leaving a strange mix of joy and melancholy behind.
We don’t know what the future deserves to our band of brothers, but what we do know is that… this time, we did it!

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OST Update N.3

September 3, 2009

Here’s the track of this week: “Will There Be An End”, the ending track of the movie sang by Aoife Ferry.

Will There Be an End

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Thanks again for this great piece of music for our project!


Yesterday workshop has been our first official conference about the movie. Thanks to all those who came and attended, to all the support and interest that you showed us! It was really fun to share our experiences, difficulties, solutions and so on with people interested in our workflow and, in general, in our no-budget and lot-of-fun adventure!

We will soon post more photos (and maybe videos, too!) of the conference.

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