"Celtic Soul" is now available on VOD streaming platforms

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The Kicking + Screening Media Group has launched its debut film, Celtic Soul, starring comedian Jay Baruchel and soccer journalist Eoin O'Callaghan. The film is now available in the United States on multiple VOD streaming platforms.

Celtic Soul, which screened at the 2017 K+S Soccer Film Festival in New York follows Jay and Eoin on a quest to see Scottish club Celtic FC in Glasgow. Hilarious and poignant, it’s a story that spans 200 years of colorful history as the duo visit Jay’s ancestral home of Westport, Ireland, and then continue on to Glasgow, where they finally get to see Celtic FC play at their famed stadium, Celtic Park.

Directed by Michael McNamara and produced by Markham Street Films, Celtic Soul is available in the United States on the following platforms: iTunes, Amazon, GooglePlay, Vudu, Sony Playstation, Comcast, Spectrum, Cox, Verizon, Frontier, Brighthouse, Dish, and DIRECTV.

The DVD is also available for purchase on Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy

“Markham Street Films is delighted that our film Celtic Soul will be part of the launch of the Kicking + Screening Media Group,” Markham Street Films Aaron Hancox and Judy Holm said. “Their experience and expertise are just what we were looking for to bring Celtic Soul to US audiences.”

Celtic Soul is the perfect film to start with,” K+S Media Group’s Rachel Markus said. “You don't have to love the club Celtic or even the sport of soccer to appreciate the friendship, the journey, and the humbling nature of making it to one of the game’s hallowed grounds.”

Celtic Soul is the first film to be distributed by the K+S MG. Additional films will become available via a new K+S Media Group streaming channel, including previous festival favorites Anderson Monarchs and Argentina Fútbol Club.

Watch the Trailer for Celtic Soul below!

Kicking + Screening Forms New Venture to Bring Soccer Films to Broader Audiences

From inception, the goal of Kicking + Screening has been to bring great soccer films to soccer fans in North America – and turn film fans into great soccer fans. Today, we kick things up a notch (or two) with the formation of the Kicking + Screening Media Group, a new distribution company that will bring great soccer films to more audiences than ever before.

The K+S Media Group will showcase narrative, documentary, and short films on a new dedicated streaming channel and on VOD platforms such as iTunes, Amazon Video, and more. Films will also be available for theatrical viewings, festival screenings, and special events.

 
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“After nearly 10 years of screening the world's best soccer films, we are finally achieving another goal: sharing these stories year round and with larger audiences,” K+S MG’s Rachel Markus said. “We're excited and deeply committed to finding fans for the many soccer filmmakers who capture the passion of this game so well. And really, what's better than soccer films, soccer films and more soccer films?”

It All Kicks Off with Celtic Soul, January 30

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The K+S Media Group's debut film is Celtic Soul, which screened at the 2017 K+S Soccer Film Festival in New York. Starring comedian Jay Baruchel and soccer journalist Eoin O’Callaghan, Celtic Soul follows the two friends on a quest to see Scottish club Celtic FC in Glasgow. Hilarious and poignant, it’s a story that spans 200 years of colorful history as the duo visit Jay’s ancestral home of Westport, Ireland, and then continue on to Glasgow, where they finally get to see Celtic FC play at their famed stadium, Celtic Park.

Celtic Soul, directed by Michael McNamara and produced by Markham Street Films, will be available in the United States starting on Tuesday, January 30. Fans can watch the film on the following platforms: iTunes, Amazon Video, Vudu, GooglePlay, Sony Playstation, Comcast, Spectrum, Cox, Verizon, Frontier, Brighthouse, Dish, and DIRECTV.

PRE-ORDER CELTIC SOUL ON ITUNES!

“Markham Street Films is delighted that our film Celtic Soul will be part of the launch of the Kicking + Screening Media Group,” Markham Street Films Aaron Hancox and Judy Holm said. “Their experience and expertise are just what we were looking for to bring Celtic Soul to US audiences.”

Celtic Soul is the perfect film to start with,” K+S Media Group’s Markus said. “You don't have to love Celtic or even soccer to appreciate the friendship, the journey, and the humbling nature of making it to one of the game’s hallowed grounds.”

Soon, K+S MG will make additional films available via the new K+S Media Group streaming channel, including festival favorites Anderson Monarchs and Argentina Fútbol Club.

For more information on the K+S Media Group and future programming, email us at info@kickingandscreeningmediagroup.com.

Soccer comedy "Celtic Soul," starring Jay Baruchel, launches on VOD/streaming platforms on January 30

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The Kicking + Screening Media Group will launch its debut film, Celtic Soul, which screened at the 2017 K+S Soccer Film Festival in New York, on Tuesday, January 30.

Starring comedian Jay Baruchel and soccer journalist Eoin O’Callaghan, Celtic Soul follows the two friends on a quest to see Scottish club Celtic FC in Glasgow. Hilarious and poignant, it’s a story that spans 200 years of colorful history as the duo visit Jay’s ancestral home of Westport, Ireland, and then continue on to Glasgow, where they finally get to see Celtic FC play at their famed stadium, Celtic Park.

Celtic Soul, directed by Michael McNamara and produced by Markham Street Films, will be available in the United States on the following platforms: iTunes, Amazon Video, Vudu, GooglePlay, Sony Playstation, Comcast, Spectrum, Cox, Verizon, Frontier, Brighthouse, Dish, and DIRECTV.

PRE-ORDER CELTIC SOUL ON ITUNES!

“Markham Street Films is delighted that our film Celtic Soul will be part of the launch of the Kicking + Screening Media Group,” Markham Street Films Aaron Hancox and Judy Holm said. “Their experience and expertise are just what we were looking for to bring Celtic Soul to US audiences.”

Celtic Soul is the perfect film to start with,” K+S Media Group’s Rachel Markus said. “You don't have to love the club Celtic or even the sport of soccer to appreciate the friendship, the journey, and the humbling nature of making it to one of the game’s hallowed grounds.”

Celtic Soul is the first film to be distributed by the K+S MG. Additional films will become available via a new K+S Media Group streaming channel, including previous festival favorites Anderson Monarchs and Argentina Fútbol Club.

Watch the Trailer for Celtic Soul below!

It's Gonna Be Epic: K+S #SoccerSocialHour on Tuesday, 1/23, at Paulaner in NYC

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Everyone's favorite New York soccer meet-up -- the K+S #SoccerSocialHour -- is back. And it's gonna be epic!

On Tuesday, January 23, from 6:30-9:00 PM ET, we will take over one of our favorite bars in New York, Paulaner on Bowery, for the 10th #SoccerSocialHour since we kicked off the networking series back in 2015.

We'll have drink specials, prizes, and more, including details on the new K+S Media Group and the upcoming VOD premiere of the comedy Celtic Soul. So come join us to hang out, have a beer, and talk soccer with us and the coolest group of soccer fanatics around.  

DETAILS
Event: The 10th K+S #SoccerSocialHour
Location: Paulaner on Bowery, 265 Bowery New York, NY (MAP)
Date: Tuesday, January 23
Time: 6:30-9:00PM ET

K+S makes Los Angeles debut with screening of "Club Frontera"

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L.A., HERE WE COME!

K+S WILL DEBUT IN LOS ANGELES WITH THE SPECIAL SCREENING OF AWARD-WINNING FILM CLUB FRONTERA, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH HUP

NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES (November 12, 2017) — Kicking + Screening Soccer Film Festival will host the first-ever soccer film festival in Southern California with a special screening of the award-winning documentary Club Frontera.

K+S Los Angeles 2017, presented by Humans Unlocking Potential, will take place on Friday, December 8, at the Plaza de Cultura y Artes in downtown LA.

“Ever since our founding in 2009, we have wanted to bring K+S to LA,” K+S co-founder Greg Lalas says. “It’s not only the home of the film industry, but also home to one of the most vibrant soccer communities in our country. Southern California is truly the melting pot for the modern American soccer scene, and it’s like ground zero for the USA-Mexico soccer rivalry. That’s why we knew Club Frontera had to be the film we showed when we debuted in LA.”

Directed by Chris Cashman, Club Frontera tells the story of Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles (Xolos), the Mexican club founded in 2007 that very quickly has had a dramatic impact on the border city of Tijuana. Players, fans, and political figures from both sides of the USA-Mexico border share their personal stories as “Xolos” make a run to the 2012 Liga MX Championship, unifying and rejuvenating the city. 

Club Frontera was awarded the Golden Whistle as the best film at K+S New York 2016. Director Chris Cashman is scheduled to appear at K+S Los Angeles 2017.

K+S Los Angeles 2017 is presented by Humans Unlocking Potential (HUP), a global business-development agency based in Los Angeles.

“Through my personal background in the Southern California soccer community, HUP has a strong connection with the impact of the sport in this region and the role it can play in breaking down cultural barriers,” HUP founder Sacha van der Most van Spijk says. “As HUP aims to work on projects that make a difference, we are excited that K+S has chosen us to kick off their presence in Los Angeles and Southern California.”

Additional programming, including special guests, will be announced soon.

K+S LOS ANGELES SOCIAL IMPACT

In keeping with our commitment to always leave a social footprint, K+S and HUP have chosen Home Field Advantage as the charitable partner for K+S Los Angeles.

Home Field Advantage is a nonprofit after-school community sports program focused on leadership development in Southern California. Home Field Advantage aids high school soccer players with a coaching education curriculum that provides them the opportunity to gain their USSF “F” license. They are then able to put their knowledge into action by coaching a 6- to 8-week after-school program at local elementary schools in their surrounding neighborhoods.

For more info on Home Field Advantage, visit hfa-sports.com.