For the best experience, we recommend watching Odds On on a computer connected to WiFi.
This film contains gambling (live play, images, sounds and slot simulation) which may be very triggering to people with a gambling addiction or who are in recovery.
A support pack follows the film, providing access to support organisations and further information.
If slot machine simulation will be triggering to you, please contact us on email@example.com and we will send you a non-interactive version.
4 stars "Odds On is an exemplar of the way online theatre has developed in the past few years… The animations and haunting soundtrack... have a naive kind of power and the film’s final, beautiful aerial shot of sea waves and open skies gives us hope... while leaving the story open-ended." - The Guardian
4 stars "A stunningly clever hybrid of intimate drama, film and gameplay" - Everything Theatre
ABOUT ODDS ON
We are incredibly excited to share our new project with you. Odds On is our first ever interactive short film and continues our experiments in digital storytelling.
Log in to Pearls of Fortune, the online slots game that’s caught us all in its net, give yourself a fun name, pick an adorable avatar, and plunge beneath the waves for a few spins. Odds On takes you deep down into the world of online gambling; from that first win, all the way behind the screen to give a game’s-eye view of how your fellow players are really doing.
Follow Felicity, a valued customer, and peer beneath the murky depths to see how a cheeky spin can spiral out of control.
Odds On will have a national digital tour until the end of 2022.
Running Time 40 minutes
Access Embedded Captioning & Optional Audio Description
Age Guidance 14+
CREATIVE ADVISORY GROUP
The Odds On creative team have worked in close consultation with the Odds On Lived Experience Creative Advisory Group over 9 months to create Odds On.
Facilitated by Fiona Watson, the Odds On Lived Experience Creative Advisory Group is a national group of adults with experience of gambling harm who met monthly and provided feedback throughout the development of the Odds On story and script. Supported by Wellbeing Supervisor Julia Hall.
We would like to thank all the participants for their invaluable contributions to the project.
The Lived Experience Creative Advisory Group is made up of Nadine Ashworth, Owen Baily, Nicola Jaques, Ryan Pitcher, Jade Vallis
By Dante or Die
Writers and Directors Daphna Attias and Terry O'Donovan
Animation Director and Editor John Brannoch
Felicity Fiona Watson
Joel Maynard Eziashi
Adrian Elan James
Lana Bianca Stephens
Noah Oshy Fuller
Nurse Terry O’Donovan
Composers Yaniv Fridel and Ofer (OJ) Shabi
Sound Design and Additional Music Ben Kelly
Director of Photography Christopher Jeffers
Production and Costume Designer Kat Heath
Dramaturgy Tim Crouch
Script Consultancy Lisa Goldman
Web Development Sebastien Dehesdin
Senior Producer Sophie Ignatieff
Participation Producer Lucy Dear
Assistant Producer Caitlin Evans
Lived Experience Creative Advisory Group Facilitator Fiona Watson
Location Sound Recordists Manon Vigouroux and Lisala Dolo
Sound Mixing Julian Blanco at Soho Sonic Studios
Vocalist Jemima Housden
Recorded and Mixed at Soho Sonic Studios
Lived Experience Creative Advisory Group
Nadine Ashworth, Owen Baily, Nicola Jaques, Ryan Pitcher, Jade Vallis
Access Development Emily Howlett
Audio Description Louise Fryer
Marketing Manager Vic Shead
PR Consultant Cliona Roberts
Promotional Images Studio 27 Eleven and Justin Jones Photography
Commissioned as part of LIVE NOW The Lowry's digital commissioning programme and by Lighthouse Poole. Funded by Arts Council England.
R&D supported by Farnham Maltings New Popular commission, Ideas Test and South Street Reading. With public funding from Garfield Weston Foundation, Awards for All, The Rayne Foundation and Arts Council England.