For those of you who have read my memoir, Lofty: My Life in Short, you will know that I have faced my personal battles with gambling addiction, specifically with poker machines. They are insidious, addictive, hideous machines and can be truly destructive to yourself and those you love.

Dave and Eve from Cloudcatcher Media, in conjunction with Screenworks Australia and Create NSW, are working on a short film titled Welcome to the Machine detailing the terrible scourge of poker machines.

I am so incredibly proud and flattered to be the voice of the ’machine’ for this film project. Filming for Welcome To The Machine is happening right now in Bryon Bay. Keep an eye out for it in coming months.

In the meantime, follow Cloudcatcher Media’s Progress over on their instagram page.

For the local Northern NSW Media Release and announcement of my participation, check out Echo.Net.au.

Gambling Addiction Resources

If you have issues with gambling addiction, please, get some help.

Check out the resources page of the website for some contacts to try.

The one that worked for me was the Gambling Treatment Program at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney

ph: 02 8382 9601