Thank You For Playing

A documentary film by David Osit and Malika Zouhali-Worrall.

When one-year-old Joel is diagnosed with terminal cancer, his father Ryan begins working on an unusual and poetic video game to honor Joel's life. Following Ryan's family through the creation of the game and the day-to-day realities of Joel’s treatment, Thank You For Playing is a thought-provoking testimony to the empathetic power of art, examining how we process grief through technology in the twenty-first century, and the implications of documenting profound human experiences in a new artistic medium: the video game.

 

"TOUCHING, FUNNY,
AND STRANGELY EXISTENTIAL"
- THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

"UNIMAGINABLY INTIMATE"
- THE NEW YORKER

"THE MOST IMPORTANT
VIDEOGAME MOVIE EVER MADE"
- UNWINNABLE