With Clem Garritty, Swamp Motel and Terry O’Donovan, Dante or Die
Join award-winning artists Clem Garritty and Terry O’Donovan as they discuss the ideas and creative processes behind the celebrated short films The Alter by Swamp Motel (Best Experimental Film, Cannes World Film Festival 2022) and Odds On by Dante or Die (Best Interactive Film, International Media Festival of Wales 2022), and their experiences of making interactive, film-based work.
With roots in immersive and experiential theatre, Clem and Terry will discuss transitioning their work to digital platforms and screens, and the rewards and creative challenges that these online spaces offer in creating new digital performance experiences and connections with audiences.
Both The Alter and Odds On are available to watch now via the links below. We would recommend watching the films prior to attending this event.
Watch The Alter: https://swampmotel.co.uk/the-alter
Watch Odds On: https://danteordie.com/odds-on
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The Alter by Swamp Motel
A short film where it’s up to you to discover the narrative. One story, two timelines. Click to switch between the night before and the morning after.
‘We’d go mad, if we actually moved out somewhere like this’
A group of city-dwelling friends unite at a remote country house for a weekend away. The perfect opportunity to reconnect with nature.
When they find an old map of the grounds, a nocturnal hunt for buried treasure begins.
What they unearth will alter them forever.
Odds On by Dante or Die
Following the award-winning video podcast User Not Found, Dante or Die bring you a new, free to watch, 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.
Winner: Best Interactive Film, International Media Festival of Wales
Winner: Best Experimental Short Film, Gully International Film Festival
Shortlisted for Digital Project of the Year, 2023 Stage Awards
Please Note: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, who will send you a non-interactive version of Odds On.