Abacus Media Rights (AMR), an Amcomri Entertainment Company, is to distribute You First Originals’ Spanish language docuseries Alexia: Labor Omnia Vincit celebrating the rise of Alexia Putellas, who was just named FIFA’s Women’s Player of the Year in February 2023 for the second consecutive year.
First licensed by Prime Video Alexia, Labor Omnia Vincit (3 x 45’), is an immersion into Alexia Putellas’ personal journey during the year that completely changed her life. The series chronicles the transformation of a football player into a global icon who has shaped the future of her sport and the history of women in sport. Her dedication to the sport has revolutionised the women’s game.
FC Barcelona’s captain, Alexia Putellas, has won a raft of prestigious individual awards including the Ballon d’Or Feminin, the first and only player to win the award twice and in consecutive years, in addition to The Best FIFA Women’s Player, Golden Player Woman Award, UEFA Women’s Player of the Year, IFFHS Women’s Player of the Year and World Soccer Women’s World Player of the Year.
Abacus Media Rights has secured worldwide distribution rights to Alexia, Labor Omnia Vincit, (excluding USA, Latin America, Spain, Portugal and Andorra), filmed with English sub-titles. Will Stapley, Head of Acquisitions at AMR comments, “This is a stunning and stylistically shot series recounting the rise of one of the world’s most popular and iconic sports stars and her role in helping grow the popularity of women’s football. Far more than a standard fly-on-the wall documentary, it tells the inspiring story of Alexia’s dedication to become the best of the best from such an early age as well as revealing the hardships she has overcome in her life. We’re excited to take the show out to market in time for the Women’s FIFA World Cup, this summer.”
Javier Martínez, Director of Originals at YOU FIRST adds, “This is the kind of project we are passionate about at YOU FIRST ORIGINALS, telling great stories that allow us to take advantage of our privileged access to top talent and build a global story in a once-in-a-lifetime moment marked by the women's soccer revolution.”
Alexia: Labor Omnia Vincit features candid footage of the player preparing for matches, training at the football ground and getting ready for the Ballon d'Or ceremony in Paris, and features Alexia’s mother, Eli Segura, who talks about how her family made many sacrifices to find a girls’ team for her, Sabadell, a city in the province of Barcelona, a commute that her parents had to fit in around their work for the then eight-year-old rising football star.