Varane, Destin de Champion will be available in 2019 exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in Europe
Paris, July 5, 2019
For immediate release
Amazon Prime Video announces today that it will launch the Amazon Original docu-series Varane, Destin de Champion – a new series about the life on and off the pitch of Raphaël Varane, crowned world champion in 2018 and one of the leading faces of the successful generation of French football players reigning over Europe. This docu-series, exclusively available later in 2019 on Amazon Prime Video in XXXX, is produced by Federation Entertainment and Yvette Production, directed by Théo Schuster, written by Emmanuel Le Ber and Théo Schuster, who are the team behind the critically acclaimed Les Bleus 2018, au Coeur de l’Epopée Russe which are also available exclusively on Amazon’s video streaming service.
Varane, Destin de Champion, is a unique behind-the-scenes look at the career and incredible rise to fame of a player who joined Real Madrid, the World’s biggest football club at only 18 years old, and has won every major trophy by the age of 26.
This docu-series provides an unprecedented access to unseen archives, from his early days in Lille and first games with the CRAFF Lievin, to his first games with RC Lens and his adventure and successes with the French national team and Real Madrid. The show features interviews from his team mates, friends and coaches, including but not limited to Paul Pogba, Kylian Mbappé, Karim Benzema, Zinedine Zidane and Didier Deschamps. The player himself reveals his own view of his incredibly successful career so far, how he “knew” France would win the tournament in Russia several days before the final, what makes him different and how he’s planning what’s coming next. In this 3-part intimate and premium series, Raphael Varane also shows a more personal side of him and notably his relationship with his son and family, as well as his brother who has always played a key role in his determination to become the player he is today.
“I am very happy that this docu-series is exclusively available on Prime Video. A football player’s life is so much more complex than what is shown during games. Destin de Champion is my story and gives every Prime member a unique vision of the man and footballer I’ve become today” declares Raphaël Varane.
“Varane, Destin de Champion” will be available in 2019 exclusively for Prime members.
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About Federation Entertainment
Based in Paris, Los Angeles, Rome and now Madrid, Federation Entertainment has quickly established itself as a top independent European studio. The company focuses on the creation, production, financing and distribution of high-quality original productions designed for the global marketplace.
Since its creation in 2014, Federation has become a key player in the international market due to is strong slate of fiction and youth programming. Within the past two years the company has expanded into non-scripted content, teaming up with WeMake. Founded in June 2017 by Bouchra Réjani (former COO of Shine France), WeMake focuses on the creation and production of original, unscripted content for all platforms, in all genres. Under the direction of Myriam Weil, Federation has also recently stepped into documentaries.
Federation recently strengthened its position in the US with the creation of Picture Perfect Federation, a joint venture dedicated to the development and production of premium North American series and international co-productions for all platforms, in association with Patrick Wachsberger (ex co -chairman of Lionsgate Motion Pictures Group).
Among Federation’s rich international catalog is the phenomenal Canal+ espionage series The Bureau starring Mathieu Kassovitz, the Netflix Original series Marseille with Gerard Depardieu, financial thriller Bad Banks, the documentary event series Les Bleus 2018 which followed the team as they pursued their championship World Cup run, and the hit tween series Find me in Paris co-produced with the Opera National de Paris …