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Soccer Swap to kick off next big co-production

10 May 2017

Following the global success of TV program Chef Exchange, the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) and Minister for Investment and Trade Martin Hamilton-Smith today announced the development of the next big 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.

Minister Hamilton-Smith will today witness a Memorandum of Understanding between Qingdao TV, the South Australian Film Corporation and Adelaide’s 57 films, to develop the Soccer Swap project.

Soccer Swap will be developed by Paul Ryan (Chef Exchange) along with talented new producers Nicole Miller and Tao Yu from 57 Films. 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. 

The series will be shot in both Adelaide and China’s Shandong province, and feature Adelaide United Football Club juniors taking to the field to compete with a Shandong based football club. 

Read the full media release here.

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