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Odds On

 

Odds On is best experienced on a laptop or desktop.
It will be a smoother experience if you're on wi-fi.


Content Warning: This film contains gambling (live play, images, sounds & slot simulation) which may be very triggering to people with a gambling addiction or who are in recovery. A full support pack for anyone who may be affected by the issues raised is available here
If slot machine simulation will be triggering to you, please contact us on admin@danteordie.com and we will send you a non-interactive version of Odds On

★★★★ "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

★★★★ "A stunningly clever hybrid of intimate drama, film and gameplay" - Everything Theatre

 

 

 

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.

Starting at The Lowry in July, 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+

Digital Tour

The film will be available worldwide to watch online for free, exclusively via each host venue's website.

  • Tuesday 5 to Tuesday 19 July 2022: The Lowry, Salford
  • Wednesday 20 to Wednesday 27 July: Lighthouse Poole
  • Monday 1 to Sunday 7 August: Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester
  • Friday 19 August to Sunday 28 August: Ideas Test, Kent
  • Monday 5 to Sunday 11 September: South Street, Reading
  • Monday 19 to Monday 26 September: Traverse Theatre
  • Monday 3 to Monday 10 October: Mansfield Old Library
  • Monday 17 to Monday 24 October: Unity Theatre, Liverpool
  • Tues 25 October to Tues 1 November: Norwich Theatre Royal
  • Mon 14 November to Mon 21 November: An Tobar & Mull Theatre
  • Wed 23 November to Tues 6 December: Wales Millennium Centre

Thank you for watching Odds On. We'd love to hear what you thought of the film. Please spare a few minutes to fill in this feedback form.

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

ODDS ON
By Dante or Die
Writers & Directors: Daphna Attias & Terry O'Donovan
Animation Director & Editor: John Brannoch

Cast: 
Felicity:
Fiona Watson
Joel: Maynard Eziashi
Adrian: Elan James
Lana: Bianca Stephens
Noah: Oshy Fuller
Nurse: Terry O’Donovan

Composers: Yaniv Fridel & Ofer (OJ) Shabi
Sound Design & Additional Music: Ben Kelly
Director of Photography: Christopher Jeffers
Production & 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 & Lisala Dolo
Sound Mixing: Julian Blanco at Soho Sonic Studios
Vocalist: Jemima Housden
Recorded & 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 & Justin Jones Photography

Commissioned as part of LIVE NOW - The Lowry's digital commissioning programme - & by Lighthouse Poole and funded by Arts Council England. R&D supported by Farnham Maltings New Popular commission, Ideas Test & South Street Reading, and through public funding from Garfield Weston Foundation, Awards for All, The Rayne Foundation & Arts Council England.

The Lowry Lighthouse Stone Nest The Rayne FoundationGarfield Weston Community Fund Arts Council England