top of page
Recent Posts


THANK YOU FOR PLAYING is a documentary about Ryan Green, an indie video game developer who's building a poetic and artful video game called “That Dragon, Cancer” about his terminally-ill son, Joel.

The film had its International Premiere at Hot Docs Film Festival this week at TIFF Bell Lightbox 2, with more screenings during the week.

Buy tickets here (tickets still available for Saturday, May 2nd):…

About the film: When Ryan and Amy Green learned that their baby son Joel’s rare cancer was terminal, they were devastated. Searching for a way to explore his feelings, Ryan, an indie video game developer, found solace in the only creative outlet he knew: a video game. THANK YOU FOR PLAYING follows Ryan as he creates a game called “That Dragon, Cancer” and recruits his wife and sons into the process of documenting their daily life for this unusual work of art. His video game is a poetic exploration of a father’s relationship with his son, an interactive painting, a vivid window into the mind of a grieving parent.

A testimony to the empathetic power of art, THANK YOU FOR PLAYING examines 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.

SCREENINGS & EVENTS: April 28th, 2015 6:15pm TIFF Bell Lightbox 2 April 29th, 2015 4:00pm Isabel Bader Theater May 2nd, 2 2015 2:15pm TIFF Bell Lightbox 1

Search By Tags
bottom of page