This Is Football, a documentary produced in part by Starbucks, to Premiere on Amazon Prime Video August 2
Last month, Amazon Prime Video announced that it has secured This Is Football, a six-part premium documentary event series exploring the emotions, stories, passions and triumphs at the heart of the world’s most loved sport. The series will launch August 2, 2019 exclusively on Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. You can watch the trailer below.
This Is Football is produced by leading British indie October Films in collaboration with pre-eminent Spanish TV and film production house Brutal Media, and Starbucks for Amazon Prime Video.
This Is Football, 6 episodes at 60 minutes long, will unpack the unique phenomenon that grips and unifies billions of people from every corner of the globe.
Through the episodes universal themes of the human experience are explored: Redemption — football’s uplifting role in rebuilding the soul of Rwanda after the genocide, Belief — the inspirational rise of women’s football and two teams who gave everything to make it happen, Chance — the agony and the ecstasy of the fates that humble champions and keep every fan believing in the impossible, Love — four stories from every corner of the earth where the love of the game transcends adversity, Pride — how Iceland’s football Vikings take on the world and give every underdog hope, and Wonder — unlocking the secrets of Lionel Messi’s genius and the global delight of watching him play.
Each story unfolds dramatically through the experience of men and women of different races, cultures and creeds, all of them remarkable, all of them united in their passion for football and chosen from every continent on Earth.
“Starbucks mission of inspiring and nurturing the human spirit brings customers and partners together in our stores every day,” said Gina Woods, senior vice president, Public Affairs for Starbucks. “While we do this through coffee, football has a similar ability to unite people around the world across boundaries of age, background and beliefs. It’s this shared spirit of connection and values that drew us to the project and we’re thrilled to share it with our partners and customers around the world.”
Filmed across the globe from Iceland to Argentina, Spain to Rwanda, China to the United States, and including a glittering cast of characters from legendary players to presidents, poets to priests, managers to mathematicians — This Is Football creates a unique and timeless portrait of the game and humanity itself.
“Football is now a universal language and everywhere you look, football is touching lives and inspiring us in remarkable ways,” remarked Adam Bullmore, Managing Director of October Films and Executive Producer of This Is Football. “So, we’re thrilled to be partnering with Amazon Studios and Starbucks to bring these stories to a global audience.”
This Is Football is a Starbucks Production. The Series Executive Producer is Jos Cushing and Creative Director is James Erskine. The Executive Producers are Raimon Masllorens for Brutal Media and Adam Bullmore for October Films, Joe Roth, and John Carlin.