Lapse: Confessions of a Slot Machine Junkie

Shorts in Competition: Documentary

World Premiere

USA | 13 MINUTES

LAPSE: CONFESSIONS OF A SLOT MACHINE JUNKIE

Documentary
When director Jonathan VanBallenberghe turned thirty-six, he realized that he had been addicted to gambling for a third of his life. To end the problem once and for all, he entered into psychotherapy and made this documentary about the experience. Lapse portrays the fractured state of mind of a person in the grip of a gambling addiction. Its narration and dialogue were recorded during VanBallenberghe’s own psychotherapy sessions.

Screening in Shorts Program: Character Witness

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Jonathan VanBallenberghe

JONATHAN VANBELLENBERGHE was born in 1976 and grew up in Juneau, Alaska. A graduate of the University of Arizona, he and his wife Sharon Wahl started Open Lens Productions in 2005. His previous films include the feature documentaries The Ostrich Testimonies and In the Company of Moose.
Director
Jonathan VanBallenberghe
Screenwriter
Jonathan VanBallenberghe
Producer
Sharon Wahl
Editor
Jonathan VanBallenberghe
Cinematographer
Jonathan VanBallenberghe
Executive Producer
Sharon Wahl
Composer
Jason Sebastian Russo
B-Camera
Jeff Smith, Andrew Foster, Sharon Wahl

CONTACTS

Print Source
Jonathan VanBallenberghe
Open Lens Productions
Tucson, 85745
Phone: 520 390 2217
openlensproductions@gmail.com
Press Contact
Sharon Wahl
Open Lens Productions
Tucson, 85745
Phone: 520 878 6386
sharonwahl@gmail.com
International Sales Contact
Jonathan VanBallenberghe
Open Lens Productions
Tucson, 85745
Phone: 520 390 2217
openlensproductions@gmail.com
US Sales Contact
Jonathan VanBallenberghe
Open Lens Productions
Tucson, 85745
Phone: 520 390 2217
openlensproductions@gmail.com