Amazon Prime Video today announced it has commenced production with the Australian Football League (AFL) and Screentime, to produce a brand-new Australian Amazon Original documentary that offers unprecedented access to football and boxing star, Tayla Harris. Kick Like Tayla.
Kick Like Tayla will give Prime members globally an exclusive insight into an incredible athlete, who balances a successful boxing career alongside playing in the NAB AFL Women’s Competition for the Carlton Football Club. The series will explore what makes Tayla tick, her love of all sports including boxing and football, the impacts of social media, cyber-bullying, and sexism. Kick Like Tayla is the celebration of a once-in-a-generation talent on the rise, and will follow Tayla during the 2021 season, on field and behind the scenes, and include interviews with prominent figures both inside and outside the AFLW, as well as national and international fans.
“I’m thrilled to be a part of this new Amazon Prime Video documentary where I can show what is a usually very private side to myself. You will see what makes me tick, how I go about game day, cutting weight for fights and plenty more,” says Tayla Harris.
“We are pleased to be adding another Australian Amazon Original sports documentary to our growing lineup for Prime members in Australia and around the world,” said Tyler Bern, Head of Content, Prime Video Australia. “Sport is so intrinsic to the Australian way of life, and Tayla Harris is one of the world’s most exciting and inspirational athletes of our generation. Tayla’s grit and unflinching determination make her an inspiration to many, and the documentary will provide a unique perspective on what drives her success.”
“Amazon Prime Video has already established itself as the home of unparalleled access to some of the world’s sporting greats, including recent productions The Test: A New Era for Australia’s Team, the All or Nothing franchise, and the upcoming AFL produced docu-series, Making Their Mark. Prime Video has the unique ability to tell local stories to a global audience, and we look forward to sharing Tayla’s story with our members.”
“Kick Like Tayla is a world-class documentary focused on one of the most-exciting athletes in sport today. Every time the ball goes in her direction you sit up to see what happens next,” adds Andrew Garrick, Executive Producer and Director of Kick Like Tayla for Screentime. “This new documentary will enable audiences to connect with Tayla, who is not only a sporting legend with a long career ahead of her, but who is also an unapologetic pioneer and a fierce fighter for women’s rights. We are delighted to be working alongside Amazon Prime Video and the AFL to share this story of strength in the face of adversity, and delve into the world and mind of this immense talent.”
“We are thrilled to be extending our partnership with Amazon Prime Video and Screentime, which is centred around sharing the unique stories from within the AFL community told by our incredible talent. Kick Like Tayla provides both footy fans and supporters of women in sport with the ability to get up close and personal with one of the most recognisable women in our game,” said AFL General Manager of Digital, Sarah Wyse.
Kick Like Tayla is currently in production with the Australian Football League and Screentime, and will be directed by Andrew Garrick and is expected to air later this year.