Sunday, January 19, 2020

Concept Trailer Launched for Singapore Superhero Series, Sacred Guardian Singa!

Soon, Red Dot Island will have another superhero to call our own! And, he is even more awesome than VR Man. His name is Sacred Guardian Singa, and he possesses great power from an ancient source of local and South-East Asian origins.

Sacred Guardian Singa is a passion project by Basil Yeo, Gan Meng Yeow and Aydeel Djoeharie, the founders of tokuAsia. tokuAsia first started out as a community built to foster the appreciation tokusatsu entertainment, which includes the likes of Godzilla and Kamen Rider. Their love for tokusatsu movies has inspired them to do a fan movie for many years, and finally, they worked together with other equally dedicated team members and partners, to bring a Red Dot Island version of a tokusatsu superhero to life via a recently formed company tokuAsia Pictures LLP.

A comic book called SACRED GUARDIANS about the origin of Sacred Guardian Singa and his past lives will be launched this year through Asiapac Books. It will be written by Aydeel Djoeharie with illustrations by Alan Bay. And of course, a Sacred Guardian Singa live action series is expected to be developed by end-2020.

For now, the co-founders of tokuAsia are excited to share the Sacred Guardian Singa concept trailer to fans out there:
We are thrilled to finally be able to present the concept trailer for Sacred Guardian Singa to the entire world. It was always our vision to develop a superhero story that resonates with who we are and our place in this world, yet contains enough universal themes that will appeal to someone living on the other side of the globe,” said Basil Yeo, CEO of tokuAsia Pte. Ltd.

The concept trailer gives our audience an idea of the flavour of the Sacred Guardians brand, and the quality that they can expect as we continue to develop the pilot episode, with a view of making a full series by year end. With the incredible level of talent we have on-board the project, and the amazing support that we have received from our partners and the community, we are very confident that we can take the brand to the next level,” said Aydeel Djoeharie, COO of tokuAsia Pte. Ltd.

Red Dot Diva watched the Sacred Guardian Singa trailer when it premiered at Singapore Comic Con last December. She appreciated how the trailer managed to show a Red Dot Island heart at its core, with relatable South-East Asian faces, recognisable accents, well choreographed fight scenes, and an appealing superhero costume (love the white and gold aesthetic and that lion headgear design!).

**For the non-locals, Singa means lion in Sanskrit. It is where the name Singapore comes from, which means Lion City.


In the upcoming live action series, the mantle of Sacred Guardian Singa has fallen on a young man called Ryan Leong (played by the super charming, uber cute Singaporean actor/ stuntman Kasimir Poh Cieslak). Ryan has to battle his own desires and his destiny, in order to defend humanity against an evil cult. The leader of this cult has been imprisoned within the legendary Crown of Nila Utama, and if they are able to free him ... dun dun dun... Save us, Sacred Guardian Singa!

Kasimir Poh Cieslak as Ryan Leong

The other cast members include actors Dorothy Leong as Inspector Yvonne Chan, Sherly Devonne Ng as Ling, and Kris Mavericko as Dr. Sam Patel/ Dr. Grulin. (Red Dot Diva has to say, somehow Kris Mavericko's performance in the trailer reminds her of Sendhil Ramamurthy's Bloodwork in CW's The Flash.)

Dorothy Leong as Inspector Yvonne Chan

Kris Maverico as Dr. Sam Patel

It has been awhile since there was a character that felt culturally “like home”, so Red Dot Diva will be actively following the progress of this exciting project.

To get on board the fanship early for superhero Sacred Guardian Singa, here are his social media links. He interacts with this fans often, so go and give the superhero some love!

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