Journalist David Farrier stumbles upon a mysterious tickling competition online. As he delves deeper he comes up against fierce resistance, but that doesn’t stop him getting to the bottom of a story stranger than fiction.
THE FILM MAKERS
David has been a television journalist in New Zealand for more than a decade, often covering light entertainment and ‘quirky’ news. It was in this way that he came across the weird world of Competitive Endurance Tickling. Tickled is David’s directorial début, and first feature film.
When he saw David’s interactions with Jane O’Brien Media on Facebook Dylan immediately knew something wasn’t right. From that point on he was irresistibly attracted to the increasingly strange story. Tickled is Dylan’s feature film début.
As an experienced producer of film and television Carthew brought a new sense of structure and style to the film, helping elevate it from it’s simple beginnings to a truly cinematic documentary.
With a keen eye and a passion for telling stories, Dominic was instrumental in the visual aesthetic of the film. Knowing nothing of the background to start with, he was constantly amazed as the story unfolded in front of him.
An award-winning editor of film and TV, Simon helped uncover a compelling narrative from amidst dozens of hours of fascinating footage.
The bizarre and ultimately shocking film... has become one of the stand-out documentaries at this year's Sundance festivalAaron Millar
Captivating and jaw-droppingSheri Linden
An alarming cautionary taleDennis Harvey
Unexpectedly compelling, alternately painful and funny and deeply sadLee Marshall
The single best film at Sundance 2016 may have been TickledScott Renshaw
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