The film takes place in a dark, underground world of hitmen and assassins who are trained from young to be ruthless killers.
The story revolves around a former hitman, Shen (Luke Lee), who is betrayed by his former boss Sebastian (Adrian Pang – in talks), the head of a vast criminal empire. Shen embarks on a one-man crusade against time to exact his revenge on Sebastian. In the fight for power, Damien (Keagan Kang), the ruthless head of a rival syndicate tries to claim the city as his own, and a full-scale war ensues between the two crime lords. Shen encounters many defeats along the way and soon realizes that defeating Sebastian may not be as easy as it seems. Will Shen overcome his fear or perish in the fire?
Burn also stars Pamelyn Chee, Paul Foster and Fish Chaar. We are in talks with veteran actor Adrian Pang for Burn's main villain, he's recently completed Hollywood cybercrime movie Blackhat, starring Chris Hemsworth and Wang Lee Hom and we'd definitely love to have him on our team! Burn will be shot primarily in Singapore, Malaysia and Canada in 2016.
We made this teaser trailer to prove to you guys that we would like to do something incredible. We want to see this movie through to the end, but we can only do so with your help.
“With the talents behind the project, Burn will re-define South East Asian action cinema.” - Award-winning director James Lee.
"Slick, sexy and Singaporean - who would have thought these three words would be seen together? But they perfectly describe the teaser trailer for Burn. Watch this space, the fire is coming..." – Veteran actor Adrian Pang
"Blood. Sweat. Tears. Revenge. A dark action thriller from the heart of the tropics, like you have never seen before." - Actress Pamelyn Chee
1. What is Burn?
Burn is a full-length action-thriller feature film set for theatrical release in Asian cinemas in early 2017 followed by international release in mid 2017.
What can viewers expect from the film?
A visually spectacular action-thriller film that will have viewers on the edge of their seats. There will be no stunt doubles for the fight scenes; the cast will be performing their own stunts and what you see will be our cast pushing themselves to the limit. The visual effects will be on par with Hollywood’s standards of an action-thriller film – we aim to make Singapore proud!
If our target budget is not met, we will still produce a film with good content. We believe that nothing is impossible until we’ve tried our best.
How did the idea for Burn come about?
Burn was conceived in early 2015. Producer/Actor Luke Lee has always had a strong passion and deep admiration for filmmaking and emotionally-charged, action-packed television series and films such as Netflix’s Daredevil and Gareth Evans’ The Raid 2 and wanted to create something defining and Singaporean. Slowly, the seeds of a fresh script took form and with each draft of Burn, the characters evolved. Hence, Luke began assembling a team of professionals together for an action trailer that he intended to develop into a full-length action thriller feature film.
Describe your cast in just one sentence.
You won’t want to pick a bone with any of them – just kidding!
We have brought this cast together with very careful consideration on their physique, strength, agility, acting experience, martial arts experience and most importantly, their ability to bring their characters to life.
Will there be any international actors/actresses in the film?
YES! We are currently in talks with some amazing people – both fresh faces and veterans – both in Singapore and internationally. Audiences will love them! We can’t wait to reveal them!
What kind of cinematography and visuals are we looking at?
In terms of visuals, Luke was particularly inspired by the long, fluid tracking shots in so many of David Fincher’s works along with his distinctive black and blue color palette and the use of shadows to evoke a sense of ‘darkness’ in characters. We hope to prove that a limited budget does not necessarily limit the scale and ambitions of a film. If one works hard and collaborates with the right people, one will have the capacity to create something truly incredible!
I'm a professional in the film/art/music industry with a particular set of skills, skills that make me a nightmare for people like you.......I want to get involved too!
Whoa there Liam Neeson, we get you! We are constantly on the lookout to collaborate with individuals with exceptional skills and expertise. If you're a film industry professional, or feel you can contribute in any way (concept art, visual effects, sponsorships etc.), feel free to drop our producer Luke an email at
email@example.com or you can also reach our team at firstname.lastname@example.org on how you want to help get this movie made!