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108 Media acquires Fearless: Rise of the Johor Southern Tigers

By 27th August 2020 No Comments

International sales for the Asian football docu-series are being handled by the media investment business.

Media investment firm 108 Media has acquired international sales rights to Fearless: Rise of the Johor Southern Tigers.

The production, described as “the first Asian docu-series of its kind” goes behind-the-scenes at Southeast Asian football team, Johor Darul Ta’zim FC (JDT).

The team has helped build a community, a society, a state and a nation.

The series is “the untold story of one of the most admired clubs in the Asian region,” says 108 Media.

It was filmed during the 2019/20 season and follows the JDT team and their Superfans – the ‘Boys of Straits’ – as well as the boardroom politics and the footballers’ struggles on and off the pitch.

Abhi Rastogi, CEO of 108 Media, said: “We are immensely impressed with the scale of Fearless’s production values, its inspirational, narrative value surrounding the sport and its ability to unite an entire region. 108 Media is excited to bring this series to audiences around the world and showcase the electric characters within JDT and Asian football.”

The Crown Prince of Johor, Tunku Ismail, who set the club on the path to success, added: “Some ridiculed our dreams but this exclusive, behind the scenes series shows what the Johor football project is really all about and how we have become a force to be reckoned with.”

The 5 x 22-minute series is co-directed by Leon Tan and Tony Pietra Arjuna and produced by Kuala Lumper-based Supernova Media. It has an English language narration and subtitles. 108 Media has now begun sales on the series.

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