Thank You For Playing

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

Ryan Green’s four-year-old son Joel has terminal cancer. Ryan, an indie video game developer, is building an unusually poetic video game to document his experiences raising a dying child, and to honor Joel while he is still alive. THANK YOU FOR PLAYING follows the creation and growing success of Ryan’s game, as he continues to care for his son.

about the filmmakers

DAVID OSIT is a commercial and documentary film director, editor and composer based in New York. His first feature documentary film, BUILDING BABEL (True/False, DocNYC) is a recipient of ITVS Open Call funding and broadcast on PBS America Reframed in 2013. David was co-producer and composer for WHERE HEAVEN MEETS HELL (IDFA, HotDocs), which broadcast on PBS Global Voices in 2013. He is also the editor of LIVE FROM NEW YORK! which was the Opening Night Film at the 2015 Tribeca Film FestivalDavid received his Masters in Fine Arts in Social Documentary Film from the School of Visual Arts in New York.

MALIKA ZOUHALI-WORRALL is a New York-based director, producer and editor. Her last film, CALL ME KUCHU, depicts the last year in the life of Ugandan gay rights activist, David Kato. The multiple award-winning documentary premiered at the Berlin Film Festival, and has been theatrically distributed in the US, UK, Canada, and Germany. Malika is a Chaz & Roger Ebert Directing Fellow and an alumnus of the Film Independent Doc Lab, Tribeca All Access, the Firelight Media Lab, and the Garrett Scott Documentary Grant. In 2012, Filmmaker Magazine named Malika one of its 25 New Faces of Independent Film.