Together with D-Film Shanghai and Bonanza Films Amsterdam, About Asia is producing a documentary about the exciting world of Chinese football, called: 11 Out of 1.3 Billion; Football in China.
Script: Six year old Yangkun (Kevin) is crazy about football, talented, and lucky enough to have exceptional parents who support him in this goal to be admitted to the Number 4 Primary School. At this special school kids get football training after the regular classes. While Kevin is doing his best to impress the school’s talent scouts during the selection process, we meet many people on and around the football pitch.
Chinese and foreign players and coaches, international stars, specialists and even a sports doctor explaining about the Chinese physics, they all have their own ideas about what holds China back from becoming a football super power.
The documentary will be informative and entertaining. It will not just deal with the past troubles of match fixing and the consequences of the previous one-child policy, it will also reveal how a hair dresser made the participation of one of the first western players in China possible. 11 Out of 1.3 Billion; Football in China is full of enthusiasm, ambition and surprises. Ultimately it will show if China has a glorious football future, and if Kevin will be part of it. Release: Q4, 2016