Creator and Director of this web-series Joni Tooth, under the auspices of The Chrysalis Foundation, a not for profit organisation providing support to problem gamblers, carried out extensive research with both a whole range of leading academics and experts in this field, as well as with people whose lives had been destroyed by gambling. However what is frequently overlooked is that it is often children that suffer from the “collateral damage” of serious gambling – family violence, family break up, serious mental health issues and poverty.
The compilation of research, advice and people’s lived experiences, resulted in this short and gutsy nine part drama series. “I Win You Lose” portrays the lives of a typical Aussie family: mum, dad and two kids – Millie and Oscar, around whom the series revolves. By fast tracking their lives through their childhood years to young adults, we see how exposure to the constant marketing and advertising from the gambling industry, create repercussions that can have dramatic and terrible effects.
Joni lead a talented team including writer Roger Joyce, Director of Photography Peter Washington and Senior Music Composer Francoise Ogier as well as a fabulous cast of actors including Brett Swain, Sarah Sutherland and Michael Shanahan, culminating in the creation of the I Win You Lose series.