KA-CHING! POKIE NATION
2015

BROADCASTER: ABC TV
PRODUCTION COMPANY: LOOKING GLASS PICTURES

This one hour documentary exposes how the seemingly innocuous pokie is the perfect addiction machine. Neuroscientists, industry insiders, 
politicians and ex-gamblers go on the record to explain how the graphics, sounds and mathematical algorithms combine to extract vast amounts of money from unsuspecting players, and how the machines are protected by a powerful industry lobby.
Written about in the New York Times: 'Australia Had a Serious Gambling Problem' (18 November 2016).

AWARDS

- Highly Commended, Best Documentary Stand Alone, Australian Directors Guild Award, 2016
- WINNER, Best Film, Adelaide Fringe Festival, 2016
- Finalist, ATOM Award for Best Documentary - Social and Political Issues, 2015
- Finalist, ATOM Award for Best Documentary - Science, Technology and the Environment, 2015