Jiàoliàn [Coach] is now online!

Hi there! After two years our festival and screening run is over an the film is availible online and on demand.

For now it is availible on Vimeo at this link:


It will soon be on Youtube and Amazon Prime as well! Check back or email us if you are interested in either of those as soon as they are availible!

As always please spread the words to friends! Thanks for watching!

Screenings in March & April (5 Cities!!!)

Catch the Jiàoliàn at a local cinema! Playing at these up coming festivals:

·      Sebastopol Doc Fest, Sebastopol, CA,  March 19th, 11 AM

·      Ethnografilm Festival, Paris, France, March 31st 4PM

·      Global Cinema Film Festival of Boston Waltham , MA Sunday, April 10th, 2016 12:05PM-1: 45PM

·      All Sport Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA April 17th 1:30 PM, Downtown AMC

·     DC Asian American FF, Washington DC, Saturday April 23, 2016. 8PM


Come out and check out the film!

Upcoming Screenings

Hi all,

Just a quick update with some upcoming screenings

The first is

Frozen River Film Festival in Winona, MN

February 27 @ 3:30 pm


and then we'll be at the

Sebastopol Doc Festival in Sebastopol, CA (wine country so come out and have a drink with us!)

March 19th @ 11:30 am



We also have some more screenings lined up in Boston and our first international screening in Paris. More info to come, so check back!


Thank you for you support and we hope to see you there. 






Its been a while since we've had an update but we are finally proud to announce that the film is FINISHED! and going to have its long awaited premiere at not one but TWO New England Festival in October!

The Cape Cod International Film Festival
Saturday October 10th at 9AM at the Chatham Orpheum Theater

and the

New Hampshire Film Festival in Portsmouth, NH (October 15th-18th)

Friday, October 16, 10:45am, The Loft

Sunday, October 18, 10:20am, Moffatt-Ladd House

We are elated to be screening at venues close to home and we've been working tirelessly over the last few weeks to color correct, sound mix and finish the graphics. I want to say thank you to Tim Balcomb, our colorist, and Paul Biven, our re-recording mixer, as well as Carolyn Waldron, who did some roto work, for coming on board and helping us finish the film. 

The film looks and sounds better than ever and we'd like to invite you all to come see the film at the festivals. Esteban will be at both screenings and he'd love to see you there!

Thank you!

A Thank You from the Crew (The last post from our Indiegogo campaign)

To all those who helped and donated,

First of all, the entire Jiaolian team is honored by your support. We want to say a HUGE THANK YOU to each and every one of you who believed in us, donated and shared. The film gained incredible visibility from this campaign, and we started some great relationships that we hope to continue and develop further - with great press and organizations. We can't thank you enough.

We are thrilled to go back to the movie and get it to the next stage with what we were able to raise. And then get it out there into the world!!!

Interview with the Filmmakers and Update

Hi there, 

Its been a super busy two months as we wrapped up our indiegogo campaign and now focused on finishing the film. As we line up our sound mixer and colorist we'll be updating everyone with picture on our Facebook account to be sure to follow us. 

Also Shark Fin Hoops recently interviewed Esteban about his experience covering the Foshan Long Lions for Jiàoliàn [Coach]. Give it a read!


Indiegogo Campaign Launching March 31st

On March 31st we will be launching our first Indiegogo campaign and it is the final step in our long post production process. Perks for donating to the campaign will include the film as well as t-Shirts, posters, signed jerseys, dinner with the director as well as other suprises. We are hoping to raise the funds to pay for color corrections, sound mix, archival footage, graphics, and license music, all necessary to finish the film. Jiàoliàn [Coach] is also a non-profit being supported through the IDA meaning any donations (above the perk price) are tax deductible. 

Crowdfunding has become a indispensable financing tool for today's documentary films. More than an injection of cash, it helps build a community of support around a project. Without your help independent projects like this wouldn't exist so please help us by sharing this campaign by text, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, email and whatever hot new thing people are using. 

Stay tuned and check back on March 31st for the link!