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Los Angeles and Mexico City-based studio Exile Content has teamed up with Spanish journo Ana Pastor’s media company Newtral to produce long-form unscripted premium content in Spanish and English. The joint venture’s first project is a documentary series about the genesis of the first-ever women’s soccer team at Real Madrid, Spain’s most renowned soccer team and winner of the FIFA World Cup a record-breaking four times.
Spurred by the growing interest in women’s soccer — especially after the 2019 Women’s World Cup triumph of the U.S. soccer team led by Megan Rapinoe and in Spain, where Spanish female soccer teams at rivals Atletico Madrid and Barca played to a record-busting crowd of 60,000 — Real Madrid opted to absorb Club Deportivo Tacon, a small neighborhood women’s soccer club in Madrid.
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The docuseries, co-directed by Pastor and Alfonso Cortes-Cavanillas, has been chronicling, since September, the trials and tribulations of the small rural soccer club as it transforms into an elite team. “The culture clash between a small women’s team as it joins a world class soccer club like Real Madrid is what will make it a fascinating series,” said Daniel Eilemberg, Exile’s president of content. “Although Spanish in nature, we think this series will resonate worldwide. It’s a good sample of what we want to create with Newtral.”
Tentatively titled “Un Sueño Real” (“A Real Dream”), the series will delve into some of the players’ life stories, some of whom are only 18 or 19 years old, said Pastor, whose two-year-old media startup has produced such premium content as “The Objective of Ana Pastor,” “Franco, the Last Chapter” and “Narcos del Estrecho.” Newtral’s team of journalists and engineers also excel in data journalism and fact-checking (similar to snopes.com) in Spain.
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