“The Winning Lottery Ticket”
As Hans Thomas and his Dad continue their journey from Norway to Athens to find his estranged Mother, they talk about the miracle of any of us being alive here and now.
It’s 2002 and nine year old Tash is working on her personal interest project in school. The topic she chose is philosophy. In it, she describes the wonder of all of us alive today being here - the sheer odds of every single ancestor before us having survived to child bearing age being one in a million, making us all winning lottery tickets; an idea that fascinated her since reading The Solitaire Mystery with her Dad, the fantastical and philosophical novel by Jostein Gaarder. Fast forward to 2023 and Tash is now producing and directing The Winning Lottery Ticket, a short section of the feature, with the small but mighty team at Engine House. The Winning Lottery Ticket is a project funded by Innovate UK as part of the Creative Catalyst grant and Engine house are using this to test their creative and technical pipeline utilising Epic’s Unreal Engine and a host of other tools and processes to allow the small studio to produce a big output.