Tribeca ’15: “Thank You For Playing” to air on ‘POV’
3 days ago by Kevin Ritchie (Real Screen)
PBS doc strand ‘POV’ has picked up the U.S. TV rights to Thank You For Playing (pictured) ahead of its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival next month.
Directed by David Osit (Building Babel) and Malika Zouhali-Worrall (Call Me Kuchu) and coproduced by ITVS, the film follows indie video game developer Ryan Green as he creates an adventure game called That Dragon, Cancer about his experiences raising his terminally ill son. The directors examine the empathetic power of art, how technology can help in the grieving process and the wider implications of using video games to document human experiences.
Thank You For Playing will debut at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 17 and the filmmakers will participate in a Tribeca Talks panel on April 18 – the same day the game will be available to play at the festival’s Interactive Playground. Screening times and locations are listed on the festival’s website.
‘POV’ will air the film during its 2016-2017 season. The doc strand’s 28th season kicks off on June 22 with Out In The Night.
David Osit is a 2011 graduate of the MFA SocDoc program.