When Ryan, a video game designer, learns that his young son Joel has cancer, he and his wife begin documenting their emotional journey in the form of an unusual and poetic video game. The result is a game called “That Dragon Cancer” – an astoundingly honest and innovative work of art about the universal complexity of grief.
The film follows Ryan and his family over two years, offering an intimate, revolutionary glimpse into how the fusion of art and technology – in this case, a video game – can document profound human experiences in the modern age.
* This is a FREE SCREENING in Auckland. Subject Ryan Green will attend the Auckland Festival. A Q&A will be held before screening at Q Vault.
** The interactive game “That Dragon Cancer” will be showcased at the first ever Story Edge World Exhibition on Saturday 27 May at Owen Glenn Building, Auckland University Business School.
- NZ Premiere