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.
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.
★★★★ “Odds On is an exemplar of the way online theatre has developed in the past few years.” – The Guardian
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.
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’
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) ShabiSound Design & Additional Music: Ben Kelly Director of Photography: Christopher Jeffers Production & Costume Designer: Kat Heath
Dramaturgy: Tim CrouchScript Consultancy: Lisa Goldman Web Development: Sebastien Dehesdin
Senior Producer: Sophie IgnatieffParticipation Producer: Lucy Dear Assistant Producer: Caitlin Evans Lived Experience Creative Advisory Group Facilitator: Fiona Watson
Location Sound Recordists: Manon Vigouroux & Lisala DoloSound 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 HowlettAudio Description: Louise Fryer