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Beat the Fix is working on a new project about gambling harm.

One Last Spin will be a high-quality documentary about issues around gambling in the world today. A highly professional and experienced production team is currently engaged in research and planning. The film will centre around the gambling life of Martin Paterson who many of you will recognise as one of the most vocal campaigners demanding urgent and radical reforms to the gambling industry. We’ll also hear from other campaigners and people whose lives have been seriously affected by digital gambling devices. Adding their voices will be academics who specialise in gambling research.

There will also be short sequences of drama overlaying the main story with paid actors: these will encapsulate the sort moments that compulsive gamblers will recognise in their own experience. All-in-all the aim is to produce a very human-centred film rather than a collection of facts and statistics.

After pre-production discussions with Ross from Reverie Films we were set to go. Preliminary shooting schedules and conducts had been made – then along came Coronavirus lockdown. We are greatly looking forward to proceeding and will post news of any progress here and on Beat the Fix

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