Nov 7, 2019« Back to News
Game Theory Films Acquires Johnny Ma's TO LIVE TO SING
Film opens Reel Asian International Film Festival tonight.
TORONTO, ON – November 7, 2019 – William Woods and Hilary Hart of Game Theory Films today announced the acquisition of Johnny Ma’s To Live To Sing which opens the Reel Asian International Film Festival tonight. Produced by Wu Xianjian, Jing Wang, Vincent Wang and Matt Drake, Amanda Verhagen of Canada’s Notable Content, the film screened in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival and won both Best Film and Best Actress at the 2019 Shanghai International Film Festival. Game Theory will release the film in Canada in early 2020.
“We are delighted to bring Johnny Ma’s talent and vision to Canadian audiences with his latest masterpiece To Live to Sing,” said William Woods and Hilary Hart. “This is exactly the kind of project Game Theory wants to support – incredible storytelling, with a masterful vision, and great performances.”
The award-winning Ma (Old Stone) returns with a story of a traditional Chinese opera troupe that faces the demolition of their beloved theatre in rural China. To Live To Sing stars members of a real-life Sichuan Opera troupe, led by Zhao Xiaoli, who play fictionalized versions of themselves.
Epicentre Films is releasing the film in France on Nov 20th. Chinese domestic release is scheduled for Spring 2020. Films Boutique is handling world sales.
About Game Theory Films
Game Theory Films is a boutique feature film distribution company based in Toronto, Ontario, established in 2018. Game Theory is committed to the strategic release of theatrical feature films within the Canadian marketplace. Our aim is to partner with diverse emerging new voices to ensure their work receives a targeted and dynamic release strategy. With a small passionate staff, we offer a personal touch, and are available to our partners throughout the life of their films from development through release.