2016 Premiere and Iwamoto Award
After taking some time away from the project and making some tough choices this summer, we're proud to announce that The Surrounding Game will be premiering in Spring... Read more
It's been a while since our last update - we been moving steadily forward toward a fine cut. We've begun consulting with veteran documentary editor Mark Beckerto... Read more
First Act February
Hey Surrounding Game friends,
It's been six exciting weeks in the editing room with Richard at the helm. While the streets outside are cold and lifeless, our cozy office in... Read more
Happy New Year!
Next week we’re coming back from our editing hiatus to resume work on the film, aiming to finish editing by the summer. Very excited to get back into... Read more
Timeline to finishing!
Cole here - with your monthly Surrounding Game film update.
After several months of working on the cut ourselves, we are delighted to announce that our editor Richard... Read more
Animating the Game
Will here with few announcements. I was in California last month screening the film and then needed a short break, but now I'm back, ready to dive in... Read more
Go Congress '14
Hi Surrounding Game fans,
Cole and Will here. After a spectacular US Go Congress in New York City last week, catching up with friends and supporters and many of the... Read more
First Rough Cut
We have a big milestone to share with you: last weekend, we got together about a dozen people who are close to the project, and we watched the very... Read more
Happy May Day! After an event-packed March, we’ve returned to the steady drumbeat of editing in Brooklyn and are approaching a first cut of the film.
This month,... Read more
As the frosts of winter melt away, April ushers in the long-awaited warmth of spring, and, to our disbelief, marks the two-year anniversary of the project. Last weekend... Read more
Greetings from the Surrounding Game. Here's what's new in March!
Go Expo Redux
The American Collegiate Go Association (ACGA) and the Shanghai Ing Foundation, hosts of last year's inaugural 'Go... Read more
February is here!We've had another busy month developing the rough cut - Will and Richard have been workin' nonstop at the office on footage assemblies. Will's visit... Read more
Surrounding Game update #30 - we have an editor!
Today represents a milestone for the Surrounding Game documentary.
18 months after the project was born, with expeditions to China, Korean, Japan and all around the US, thousands... Read more
A couple small updates for you:
1. Fiscal Agency
The Surrounding Game now has an official partnership with the American Go Foundation (AGF) for 'fiscal agency'. What this means... Read more
Rewards on their way
This week I am sending out more rewards. If you donated enough for a T-shirt or mug, either from Kickstarter or our online fundraiser, you should receive a... Read more
Photos from Japan
After nine wonderful days of shooting we have just returned from our last filming trip of the project!
Japan showed us an aesthetic sensibility and an attitude towards... Read more
Tokyo Day 2!
it's day 2 here in Tokyo and we're in full swing. Here's what's happened so far:
We arrived Tuesday night and checked into our hostel. We've spent most... Read more
Leaving in One Week!
We are leaving for Japan in just one week! The footage we collect on this trip will really solidify our story, and I think it will be the... Read more
Land of the Rising Sun
Summer is almost here, and you're long overdue for an update.
Admittedly the last few months have been slow going – Cole has been working his ass off... Read more
Spring is has officially arrived, and with it, the Spring Go Expo. And what a weekend it was! (Last weekend, that is - apologies for the late post.)
The Expo... Read more
The Next Steps
As you know our new fundraiser began last week – so far we’ve raised about $5000, on the way to our $30,000 goal (thank you donors!). Naturally, some... Read more
Friends and family, Go players, film buffs, fans, contributors, and people who have no idea how we got their email –
Only minutes ago, we just launched the second Surrounding... Read more
New languages - and 4 days away!
Time for a friendly neighborhood Surrounding Game update - the new website and trailer have attracted tons of traffic, and we've gotten press interest from the Ivy Film... Read more
Website is Live!
Brief but exciting announcement: The new website is up!!!
A HUGE thankyou to Ken Kansky and Chris Hsing. Ken was up til 5 in the morning last... Read more
New Extended trailer on youtube
Hello again Surrounding Game backers,
It's been a big month for the Surrounding Game crew and it's time for an update. After weeks in development, we're proud to present a ... Read more
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!!
It's hard to believe that 2013 is already here, especially since this marks exactly 9 months since the very first day we turned on the... Read more
Editing, Translation, and Big Things to Come
Hope you had a good thanksgiving weekend. It’s been a while since our last update, and a lotis happening with the project we’d like to tell you... Read more
Back From Asia
Dear Friends and Followers,
After 5 weeks of action and adventure, the film team has returned from our trip to China and Korea! We cannot possibly thank all the people... Read more
Sneak Peek 5 and update!
So Will and the team wanted to let us in on what's been going down in Asia:
"Last thursday was our final day in China, which... Read more
Sneak Peak 5 and update
So, our team is finishing up in Chengdu, "the city of weichi." Our friend and translator Cherry unfortunately has left to return to school, but our team will... Read more
Updates from China and Sneak Peek 4
The Surrounding Game crew is at the Ing Cup tournament! After watching the opening ceremony, our team was able to capture an eight hour epic... Read more
Trip to China and Sneak Peek #3
David here.The Surrounding Game team will be heading off to China very soon in order to get some really exciting footage! The team is Will Lockhart and... Read more
New content, travel to Asia, website update
Hello everybody - Surrounding Game team here!
We've been busy since the Go Congress in North Carolina in early August, and we have tons to share with you about the... Read more
Campaign Success - time to make the film!
We did it! On Saturday, with only a couple hours to spare, The Surrounding Game reached the secondary goal with a final total of $25,339, from 445 backers... Read more
Last hours... and only a few pledges away from $25,000
Surrounding Game team here - we're at the very end of our Kickstarter campaign, and want to reach out to our supporters and backers one last time.
In the last... Read more
With only 45 hours left to go, we're announcing one more new reward. One dedicated go player can get [THE GOBAN] which features the shin-kaya board signed by... Read more
PHASE III: Going International!
Hey everyone - Surrounding Game team here. We're only a few days away from the end of our Kickstarter campaign, so we're announcing:
PHASE III: Going International!
We'll be... Read more
BadukTV footage aired!
One more piece of news, deserving of its own update - some of our footage licensed for use by BadukTV has finally aired!
Check it out on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aohnd-RcdSg&feature=share
We're preparing... Read more
Over 300 backers! - and extra news
Fresh news from the Surrounding Game documentary team! We've topped 300 backers on Kickstarter and are on the way to reaching our secondary funding goal of $25,000 -... Read more
The Surrounding Game, PHASE II: Going national
Backers and supporters,
This morning, we hit the $15000 mark on our Kickstarter campaign, successfully completing our initial funding goal and ensuring that our project gets funded.
We're bowled... Read more
We're nearing our initial goal - and PHASE II
Hi everyone! Will L. and Cole here from The Surrounding Game documentary team.
We're at over 80% of our initial project funding goal, with no signs of slowing down, and... Read more
Whoa! 1/3 of the way!
Hi everyone - this is Cole, from the Surrounding Game documentary team. When we woke up this morning, we were thunderstruck with the outpouring of support and number of backers. ... Read more