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Club Frontera is a riveting documentary about the Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles (Xolos) professional Mexican soccer team and their positive impact on the city of Tijuana, Mexico. The compelling film follows players, fans, political figures, sports personalities, and enthusiasts from both sides of the border as they share their personal stories of how the newly emerging success of the Xolos is changing Tijuana for the better.

Tijuana, nestled just south of the U.S. border with a turbulent history of violence and corruption, has long struggled to develop a collective identity. But with the emergence of the Xolos and their 2012 Championship season in Mexico's Premier League (Liga MX), Tijuanese may have finally found a rallying point to unify and rejuvenate the city into a 21st century cultural resurgence.

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Chris Cashman, Director

Chris Cashman wrote, produced, and directed his first full feature film, Carts (2007), winning Best Feature Film at the Valley Film Festival in Los Angeles. In 2009, Chris directed the dramatic short film Goofyfoot, which had its world premiere at the 25th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The film went on to screen at the Ventura Film Festival, Newport Beach Film Festival, Santa Cruz Film Festival, Temecula International Film Festival, San Diego Film Festival, and the Valley Film Festival in Los Angeles where it won the Audience Award for Best Dramatic Short. Chris recently produced the feature films Thane of East County and A Life Lived starring Denise Richards. Cashman is currently in pre-production on two feature films Marbles and Sweet 15.

Eddie Cahan, Producer

Eddie Cahan is a first time producer.
He has been the production coordinator on several successful short films.

Jeff Katz, Cinematographer and Editor

Jeff Katz is an award-winning independent filmmaker who works as a director of photography, editor and producer in Los Angeles, CA. Jeff has filmed, edited, and produced two feature documentaries (Working Class, Art as a Weapon), and has worked on a number of films internationally. Some of his clients include House of Blues, United Way, Kaiser Permanente, and his work has been featured on television and in festivals across the country.

Andrés Rico, Editor

Andrés Rico is an editor and filmmaker based in the Bay Area. His previous work includes writing and directing short documentaries, and producing content for MLS Digital and Andrés wrote, produced and directed the documentary Un Cielo Azul, which follows El Salvador’s Youth Team during their first ever World Cup.

Mario Genel, Editor

Mario Genel recently finished his M.A. in Film and Television at San Diego State University focused in directing and editing. He has worked in successful commercial film projects in Mexico and Spain, and developed commercials in the Bay Area for companies like TRX Training. He has also worked with children in film education non-profits like BAYCAT and Arts for a Better Tomorrow. Mario grew up in Tijuana and has followed the "Xolos" since 2nd Division.

Awards + Screenings


Audience Award for Best Feature Documentary (San Diego Latino Film Festival)

Best Feature Documentary (Kicking + Screaming Soccer Film Festival)

Best Feature Documentary (Lexington Latino Film Festival)

Upcoming Screenings

Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival

September 26th at 5:15pm

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Shoot! Film Festival - Denmark

November 2016

Past Screenings

San Diego Latino Film Festival 2016

11mm Berlin Film Festival 2016

Chicago Latino Film Festival 2016

All Sports Los Angeles Film Festival 2016

United Latino Film Festival 2016

Kicking + Screening Soccer Film Festival 2016

Lexington Latino Film Festival 2016

Cine Magnifico Latino Film Festival 2016


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