“I win you lose” is a gritty and courageous drama series, that portrays how the lives of two children from an ordinary Aussie family, are affected by gambling.
In nine, 5 minute episodes, we follow the brother and sister from childhood until they are young adults. We see them grow up in a world in which they are exposed to the constant presence of gaming and gambling.
It’s legal, it’s normal, it’s big and it’s everywhere!!
But its repercussions.......have a dramatic impact on society.
Siblings Millie and Oscar, age 3 and 6, are tots with a gambling future in a digital age - as Jasper lays down his Bet-a-Day master plan.
The family enjoy a “Kids eat Free” night out at their local community Sports Club, but dad is called away leaving consequences for the kids.
Cathy gets distracted from her school pick-up run as tensions within the family begin to escalate.
Nine years have passed and Oscar is now 12. He shows off his party piece - an amazing talent for betting odds, to an admiring Gran and Grandad.
A heavy boardroom meeting at Bet-a-Day, as its top executives strive to find new markets and demographics of future punters, to increase its considerable market share.
Nine years later. Millie is celebrating her “Coming of Age” 18th birthday at the Diamond Casino with her girlfriends, and has a huge win!
Seven years later. Oscar is now 28 and married, but things are not going well for the family as mum hits rock bottom.
To get people to fully realise the influence of the gambling environment on their children.
The series was developed with funding from Chrysalis Insight Inc. – a non profit organisation supporting people addicted to gambling.
We researched the issue of gambling, interviewing leading academics and experts in this field. We also interviewed people whose lives had been drastically impacted by gambling. During this development our direction became clear.
This web based drama raises an issue not normally considered: the influence of gambling on children growing up in a digital age. Never before have children been so exposed to saturation marketing of gambling in sport and on their screens. Children may be affected directly, or indirectly, as victims of the collateral damage that gambling can cause in families.
With this drama the conversation begins............
If you would like to use this drama as an educational resource please contact us or phone 1800 391 393.
Creator/Director: Joni Tooth
Executive Producer: Shayne Yates
Director of Photography: Peter Washington
Music Composer: Francoise Ogier
Actors: Brett Swain, Sarah Sutherland and Michael Shanahan
Funding by Chrysalis Insight Inc.
Supported by The Cairnmillar Institute