Odds On

1 August – 7 August 2022
Dante or Die present Odds On, an interactive short film

For one week only between 1 - 7 August, Dante or Die's new interactive film 'Odds On' is available to watch through the Attenborough Arts Centre.

Odds On takes you into the world of online gambling; behind the screen to give a game’s-eye view of how your fellow players are REALLY doing.

How do I watch?

Click the Watch button, and follow the prompts to create a username and choose an avatar. Then you’re ready to watch for free. We’d recommend wearing headphones for a really immersive experience. It will also be a much smoother experience if you’re on WiFi.

Trigger 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.

If slot machine simulation will be triggering to you, please contact admin@danteordie.com, who 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 Guardian

Following the award-winning video podcast User Not Found, Dante or Die bring you an interactive short film that’ll have you hooked from the start.

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.

Running time: 30 mins approximately

Age guidance: 14+

Access: Embedded Captioning. Optional Audio Description

Watch the trailer

Who produced the show?

Dante or Die produced the film. It was commissioned as part of LIVE NOW – The Lowry’s digital commissioning programme – and 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.

Who created it?

The production is written by Dante or Die’s Co-Artistic Directors, Daphna Attias and Terry O’Donovan, in collaboration with people with lived experience of gambling harm from around the country.

What’s it about?

Felicity is a recently retired doctor, who, in between looking after her grand child, has a lot of time on her hands. She begins playing Pearls of Fortune, an online gambling app, and is quickly drawn into the underwater world the game is set in. Before long she’s spending lots of money and becoming a ‘valued customer’, whilst family life is passing her by. Audiences follow her experience through the gambling site’s lens; peering through her screen as she spends more and more time consumed by the ‘game’

Credits

ODDS ON

By Dante or Die

Writers & Directors: Daphna Attias & Terry O'Donovan
Animation Director & Editor: John Brannoch

Cast: Felicity: Fiona WatsonJoel: Maynard EziashiAdrian: Elan JamesLana: Bianca StephensNoah: Oshy FullerNurse: Terry O’Donovan

Composers: Yaniv Fridel & Ofer (OJ) ShabiSound Design & Additional Music: Ben KellyDirector of Photography: Christopher JeffersProduction & Costume Designer: Kat Heath

Dramaturgy: Tim CrouchScript Consultancy: Lisa GoldmanWeb Development: Sebastien Dehesdin

Senior Producer: Sophie IgnatieffParticipation Producer: Lucy DearAssistant Producer: Caitlin EvansLived Experience Creative Advisory Group Facilitator: Fiona Watson

Location Sound Recordists: Manon Vigouroux & Lisala DoloSound Mixing: Julian Blanco at Soho Sonic StudiosVocalist: Jemima HousdenRecorded & Mixed at Soho Sonic Studios

Lived Experience Creative Advisory Group:Nadine Ashworth, Owen Baily, Nicola Jaques, Ryan Pitcher, Jade Vallis

Access Development: Emily HowlettAudio Description: Louise Fryer

Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes imagery of camera crew filming lead actress for the film 'Odds On'
Behind the scenes imagery of camera crew filming for the film 'Odds On'
Behind the scenes imagery of camera crew filming for the film 'Odds On'
Behind the scenes imagery of camera crew filming for the film 'Odds On'
Behind the scenes imagery of camera crew filming lead actress for the film 'Odds On'