The Surrounding Game

Behind each move lies a world unknown

We're now on NETFLIX!

We are thrilled to announce that as of today The Surrounding Game is available to stream on Netflix in the US, Canada and other English-speaking territories, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong!

For audiences outside these countries, don't fear: even if the film isn't available on Netflix in your area, you can rent or buy the film directly from the filmmakers, where you'll also find bonus features and subtitles in thirteen languages. 

We're excited to #NetflixAndChill with you all!

"Twitch Plays Go" bring the film to gaming's biggest stage

On Saturday we teamed up with streaming giant Twitch.tv to host an all-day livestream all about the game of Go. We peaked at over 17,000 viewers!

Directors Will Lockhart and Cole Pruitt kicked off the broadcast with a segment to teach the rules of Go. Next viewers enjoyed a special showing of The Surrounding Game and post-show Q&A, as the chat-room was abuzz with comments. We had so much fun following the chat as the movie was playing - the comments were hilarious and wonderful.

The broadcast concluded with live commentary on back-to-back high-level tournament games. Stephen Hu 6d joined Hajin Lee to cast the semi-finals of the 2018 Creator’s Invitational Tournament between Justin Teng 6d (USA) and Peter Marko (Hungary), as well as the Collegiate Go League Championship. 

If you missed the broadcast, you can watch the archived version here:
 How to play Go and Chat vs pro / game commentary.

 

Worldwide Release set for February 15!

We are proud to announce that on February 15, THE SURROUNDING GAME will be available worldwide on DVD, Blu-ray, and digital rental/download!

Thanks to our partners at Vimeo-On-Demand, we can offer digital streaming and downloads of film direct from this site. To purchase a physical copy, our web store will carry brand new DVDs, Blu-rays, and merchandise the same day, including a custom 9x9 Go set, t-shirts, posters, and more. For our international viewers, subtitles will be available in multiple languages - including Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Russian - and many more will be added in the following months.

Last but not least, six never-before-seen deleted scenes will accompany the release! We’re excited to share this extra material with all of you.

See you next month!

Partnering with a Producer's Rep

We are excited to announce that, as of this week, we will be working with seasoned Reps Alex Nohe and Jeff Dowd at BloodSweatHoney for sales representation in the US and Asia!

BloodSweatHoney secures distribution deals ranging from theatrical and DVD/VOD to cable TV and worldwide streaming, with a particular focus on China. Such a deal could greatly expand the film’s audience, so we are excited to start pitching! Down the road, we will still be releasing digital downloads, DVDs and merchandise on our own website as well.