Thank You For Playing

World Documentary Competition

World Premiere

USA | 81 MINUTES | English | (No Subtitles) subtitles

THANK YOU FOR PLAYING

Female Director(s), Documentary, Animation, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)

In the wake of his infant son’s terminal cancer diagnosis, designer Ryan Green took a unique approach as a means of coping with his family’s new reality, creating a video game about the harrowing experience. The result That Dragon, Cancer, will forever change the way most people look at gaming.



Detailing the stages of the project from inception to execution, this moving documentary pulls audiences into the day-to-day plight of the Green family. From dialogue recording studios to video game conventions, the concept of the game deeply affects its players and all of those who help to create it. The film closely examines that creation, opening a window into the sorrowful inspiration that often contributes to memorable works of art. The film gives us an insider’s look at the evolution of a medium, but at the heart of it all is a father and his family, struggling to share their fears, heartache, and joy with anyone willing to play the game and step into their shoes.



—Loren Hammonds

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CAST & CREDITS

Directed by David Osit and Malika Zouhali-Worrall

David Osit is a documentary film director, editor, and composer. His credits include Building Babel and Where Heaven Meets Hell. Osit is an alumnus of the Tribeca Film Institute’s All Access Program. Malika Zouhali-Worrall is an award-winning filmmaker (Call Me Kuchu) and journalist who has worked with The Financial Times and CNN.

Director
David Osit, Malika Zouhali-Worrall
Screenwriter
David Osit, Malika Zouhali-Worrall
Producer
David Osit, Malika Zouhali-Worrall
Editor
David Osit, Malika Zouhali-Worrall
Cinematographer
David Osit
Executive Producer
Sally Jo Fifer, Simon Kilmurry
Composer
David Osit
Consulting Editor
Eric Daniel Metzgar
Cast
Ryan Green, Amy Green, Josh Larson

CONTACTS

Print Source
David Osit
Kinematic Films
Brooklyn, 11217
david.osit@gmail.com
US Sales Contact
Philippa Kowarski
Cinephil
Tel Aviv, 6511207
Phone: +972 3566 4129
philippa@cinephil.co.il
International Sales Contact
Philippa Kowarski
Cinephil
Tel Aviv, 6511207
Phone: +972 3566 4129
philippa@cinephil.co.il