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A Trip To Unicorn Island:
Lilly Singh’s World Tour To Be Showcased In Feature-Length Film

SAM GUTELLE

 

 

 

 

 

On May 22, 2015 Sikh-Canadian Comedian Lilly Singh will travel to Bombay, India, for the first stop on her worldwide tour titled “A Trip To Unicorn Island.”

Lilly, who releases videos to YouTube on her IISuperwomanII channel and its more than 5.6 million subscribers, will hit four cities in India before bringing her tour around the globe to locales such as Singapore, Hong Kong, and Australia.

Astronauts Wanted” will follow her on her journey.

The studio -- “Astronauts Wanted: No Experience Necessary“ is the millennial-targeted media joint venture between former MTV executive Judy McGrath and Sony Music Entertainment -- will produce a feature-length film that will document Lilly Singh’s tour.

The flick “will capture everything from Lilly’s musical performances to her beloved Manjeet and Paramjeet sketches and ‘motivational philosophy for a new generation,’” according to information provided by ‘Astronauts Wanted.’

Scott Winn, who is known on YouTube for his work with Devin Super Tramp and his ScottDW channel, will serve as Director.

In a press release, Lilly Singh offered some thoughts about the project:

“This story has been five years in the making. My journey on YouTube is parallel to my journey as a person as I faced trials and tribulations both on and offline. With the simple yet difficult decision to prioritize happiness, I created a place called Unicorn Island that is synonymous for my happy place. My goal for this tour, and in turn documentary, is to remind people they all have Unicorn Island within them and can visit whenever they want … For a concept of this abstract, I knew I needed to team up with people who understood my wacky vision and I’m totally confident in both ‘Astronauts Wanted’ and Scott. 49% because they are talented and 51% because they remind me of unicorns. It’s going to be awesome sauce.”

Lilly announced her tour in March via a video on her YouTube channel. Ticketing information (for the shows that aren’t yet sold out) can be found on the tour’s official website.

As with other Astronauts Wanted projects (such as #HeyUSA and @SummerBreak), the tour documentary will include a number of interactive elements that will bring Lilly Singh’s highly-engaged fans into the film and ‘A Trip To Unicorn Island.’

The transmedia portion of the project will run throughout Lilly’s world tour on her various social media channels, with the film itself set to be released at the “end of 2015″ through an as-of-yet undecided distributor.


[Courtesy: Tubefilter. Edited for sikhchic.com]
May 1, 2015
 

Conversation about this article

1: Baldev Singh (Bradford, United Kingdom), May 01, 2015, 7:18 PM.

I only became familiar with this Superwoman after an article on sikhchic.com about another Canadian Youtuber, Jasmeet Singh also known as JusReign! She is extremely talented and intelligent and deserves all the success she gets.

2: Manjyot Singh (India), May 04, 2015, 12:20 AM.

I used to love her. She had a charm, something that set her aside from many others. But now she has become just like everyone else. Her obsession with Bollywood (the stupid so-called entertainment industry where Sikhs are continuously mocked) got me away from her, not that it matters.

3: Baldev Singh (Bradford, United Kingdom), May 04, 2015, 5:49 PM.

Commentator #2 - Manjyot Singh ji ... I completely forgot that most of Sikh-Punjabis are corrupted by Bollywood pablum. At least let us acknowledge that Sikhs and Punjabi helped create the success of the Bombay film industry and Sikhs are still beating everyone else at their own game!

4: Manjyot Singh (India), May 05, 2015, 7:36 AM.

@Baldev Singh ji: Veerji, you are right to some extent. But, I am sure you know how we and how our community is portrayed in those movies. There is a difference between laughing with us and laughing at us. And the way Hindu customs and rituals are mischievously and incorrectly mixed with Sikh life style results in the same being adopted by men and women of our community. No doubt that these people like Lilly Singh, Jasmeet Singh and many others have done a great job but a great damage has already been done. Amitabh Bachchan has already become a hero for many of our children. We need to be careful about that. Rest, everything is fine with me.

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