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57 Films is excited to announce the development of a new Chinese co-production, Soccer Swap. Developed in consultation with China’s Qingdao Broadcasting and Television Station and due to be filmed in Adelaide and Qingdao, the series will follow a soccer competition between an Adelaide under 14s team and a team from China’s Shandong Province.

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between Qingdao TV, the South Australian Film Corporation, and 57 Films to develop the project, led by 57 Films producers Paul Ryan, Nicole Miller and Tao Yu. Paul and the 57 Films team were chosen by a panel of senior industry executives following an SAFC call out to South Australian production companies.

Like Chef Exchange, Soccer Swap will be broadcast to more than 90 million people, showcasing South Australian locations and talent on a global stage. South Australia’s premier soccer team, Adelaide United Football Club, agreed to be involved and the Qingdao partners have been working to select a local Qingdao soccer team.

Production is due to begin in 2018.

For more details:

Press Release from Minister for Investment and Trade Martin Hamilton-Smith

Variety article: ‘Soccer Swap’ Series Set as Australia-China Co-Production