Got another great invite to come to an event, but this time it’s more on the entertainment side. Anyway, still, I’d love to share this one with everyone here at the Exotic Philippines blog.
I was one of the lucky people there who was given the chance to ask questions to the director, producer, the network, and of course the casts. Plus, we were able to watch the pilot episode of this Cebuano TV series on that day.
Since I was able to watch the pilot episode, I don’t want to spoil you everything but here are my top 10 reasons why you should watch the Guardian Blade.
A combination of Sci-Fi, action, comedy.The three (3) type of film that I'm into. There are people who doesn't like Sci-Fi (Like my Mama) but then due to the story, you might like it too.
Learning’s from the character and the story.What you will get from the story itself is really important for me. I usually read the movie summary before I really watch it since I don’t want to waste my time watching movies that I won’t be that interested. Though this is a Sci-Fi, action and comedy TV series, you can learn a lot from the episodes, and as for the pilot episode I already can tell that you’ll be able to relate and learn the importance of friendship, family and love of a parent who’s not biologically related to you plus the self-searching part.
Created and Directed by a Cebuano, Siegfred Alkuino.Director Siegfred Alkuino is the scriptwriter and director if this new TV series that will be aired at TV5. I was able to take a video during his speech, so I’ll let the man speak for himself and share his great and inspiring speech and the story about the Guardian Blade here in the blog.
Improved visual effects.I am not usually interested with films like this (especially when it comes to a high demand in great visual effects) since comparing to the visual effects outside, the ones in the Philippines are not that good yet but improving. And I’d say that the visual effects (basing on the first episode) have actually improved, that is comparing to other local films that demands great visual effects. Still, there’s room for improvement but I think kids will appreciate it already.
I commend the director and the rest of the team behind it. They’ve done a great improvement in making our local films.
Made in CebuI totally forgot to ask on where they did shoot or will shoot their scenes, but most likely it’s all taken here in Cebu. But hey, the people behind it are all Cebuanos.
Produced by a Cebuano, Michael Flores.Another great Cebuano behind this series who made all these possible, Mr.Michael Flores. I was also able to shoot a video of him during his speech. So hear him out!
Level Up Acting from the Cebuano Casts.One of the things I noticed in the pilot episode is that, the casts acting are done well compared to other local series. To be honest, I find some local artists acting (NOT ALL) too obvious that they’re just acting. But the main casts and even the “bullies” (ooopss..spoiler!) have leveled up too. And during our Q&A portion, one of the casts say they do have an acting coach with them. So that’s really cool, a great investment!
Here are the main casts inviting you to watch their TV series!
Thank you guys for doing this for my readers! You’re all super cool!
In Visayan (Cebuano) Dialect.Since it’s made, produced, directed, written, supported and acted by Cebuanos obviously the TV series is in Cebuano. But there are casts (or probably for the first few episodes) that they’ll speak in English (for a reason, don’t want to give another spoiler again).
There are other concerns raised during the PressCon but hey, I grew up watching Power Rangers but it's all about fighting evil, friendship and team work - and that's what I think I learned and got from the TV series.
The Guardian blade is a bit similar to the Power Rangers but this time it's talking about the future and a boy who have something to do with the future.
Do check out their first episode this Saturday, September 27, 2014 and please do share here your comments about the series. You'll be able to watch the Guardian Blade every Saturday 11:00am to 11:30am at TV5.