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Plot: 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. Runtime: 92 mins Release Date: 17 Jun 2016
A very intriguing documentary by this clever kiwi crew. What seems to be, and what SHOULD be, some fairly innocent and legit questions asked about professional tickling, turns out to be something quite extraordinary.A rabbit hole that goes very deep indeed, as leads get thin, and as law suits get filed, the crew know it is going to be a tough journey to get to the bottom of things and get the tough answers to the questions that were initially asked.It keeps the viewer engaged right to the very end.Very enjoyable and enlightening watch.Perhaps the next step for this crew is to see if they can <more>
get to the bottom of Huzaifa Huxaifa and why Lenny Pozner has a copyright on this person.
Bizarre, frightening, and utterly wonderful! (by KD-Lasso)
The mere idea of "competative tickling" is so out of this world that of course you would make a documentary about it! Add in a bunch of outrageous threats from the company once you look into it - It's gold from the get-go!Tickled follows journalist David Farrier, and Dylan Reeve as they dig deep down the rabbit hole to the sickest places imaginable.. And no! None of them is the tickling itself!The film is fantastic, it takes itself serious and even when moments arrive where they easily could mock and go for a quick laugh they stay factual and in the most parts let the "Jane <more>
O'Brien Media" speak for themselves. Tickled is the best film of the year so far.John du Pont, Robert Durst, Jeffery Epstein, David D'Amato ?
1-or-a-kind cross between documentary and investigative journalism (by paradux)
Such an amazing film that I prefer to sketch out the broader points in note form: 1. The story is well known. Obscure N.Z. reporter with limited funds stumbles across an odd story on social media, tries to investigate it, and in no time at all 3 "thugs" cross the ocean from the U.S. to intimidate him. Digging deeper, he discovers what APPEARS TO BE a lone sociopath with millions of inherited family money who has, just like a Bond villain, established a global network of "tickling" studios, not necessarily for the money but seemingly to satisfy odd personal desires. A <more>
pattern emerges suggesting that this individual has a multi-decade "pattern" of the most astonishing personal attacks including identity theft and other federal crimes against anyone anywhere who gets in his way. Yet and this is never properly explained in the film somehow manages to bend even the Justice system to his will.2. So how does the film-maker respond? By crowdfunding a documentary and then tracking down the arch-villain. The film is really a cross between a true documentary and an investigative journalism piece, which is quite rare. 3. That's all the spoilers for the story. The raw power of the doc, however, lies in its ability to tease the viewer's imagination about what lies at the end of the breadcrumb trail. By the time you meet the nemesis who in fact passed away shortly after the premier the viewer has already formed a "mental picture" of what he will be like. That's the real power and magic of the story.4. Possibly one of the greatest docs of all time, even has its own sequel. Highly recommended.
Excellent debut for Dylan. Went in expecting a ho-hum doc about a strange subculture. Instead, this film impressed at every turn with it's sophisticated handling of a strange and complicated story. Yes, as some readers have noted, it does not have a particularly surprising reveal, but that is not the point. The audience is taken on a twisty turn-y roller coaster which, unlike a carnival ride, only gets more dramatic towards the end. Themes of power, control, exploitation remind the viewer why we have white-collar crime laws on the books. The men shown benefiting in this movie are scarier <more>
than any monster I've seen in film.I guess that is sort of the Splash Mountain ride.
Tickled: A visceral, awkward, depressing and funny must see film (by sutherlandkimberly)
One would assume a documentary about tickling to be a somewhat innocent, funny, and strange peek into a niche fetish community. At least that's what I was expecting. I'm not the only who got more than they bargained for in the new documentary "Tickled." After stumbling onto a website about tickling competitions, David Farrier, a pop culture reporter from New Zealand, and the director of the documentary, set his sights on revealing this weird fetish to his local audience. Upon digging further, his goal shifts from a lighthearted reveal to the responsibility of exposing an <more>
illegal, abusive organization which is preying on vulnerable young men all over the world.Tickling competitions for those not familiar involve young men participating in a game of endurance wherein they are strapped down and tickled by numerous other young men, all in revealing gym clothing. When Farrier discovers that teenagers from New Zealand and elsewhere were being flown to the US to participate in these competitions all expenses paid , he did what any good reporter would and stuck his nose into other people's business. He reached out to Jane O'Brien Media, the organization that sponsors the tickling competitions, for an interview. In response, Jane O'Brien Media almost immediately confronted him with an aggressive letter suggesting he and his bisexual preferences are perverted and he will not be granted an interview. This is a bit confusing due to the obviously homoerotic vibe of these tickling videos, but that's only the beginning of where this story gets bizarre. Farrier quickly joins forces with fellow Kiwi and internet nerd Dylan Reeve the co- director of the film and they begin to dig. Reeve, having previously worked with internet service providers, knows how to access and research online data and started researching the history of this organization and its representative "Debra," with whom they've been corresponding. At this point, the layers slowly begin to unravel and the audience's awkward giggles fade. Before you know it, your seemingly innocent trip into a colorful rabbit hole of "weird stuff humans do" is transformed into a tornado of deception, greed, and control. As Farrier went deeper into researching Jane O'Brien Media—often working from his couch with a live parrot on his shoulder—the offensive email attacks quickly turned into legal threats followed by a personal visit from two New York lawyers to his office in New Zealand. Farrier and Reeve opened up a Pandora's Box into the world of endurance tickling and it is not pretty.Unwilling to back down despite the legal actions taken by Jane O'Brien Media, they head to America and begin interviewing people involved in the tickling ring. They fail in an attempt to sneak into a Jane O'Brien video shoot held in some sketchy warehouse so instead they find themselves in the house of a small-scale tickling entrepreneur—a mid-50's clean cut man living in Florida—and witness a "session." Allow me to paint the picture: The "client," a fit young man in his late teens, early 20s comes over, takes off his shirt, and gets strapped in for 20 minutes of non- stop, video-recorded tickling. The tickling involves the use of various objects including an electric toothbrush, feathers, and, of course, the Florida man's hands. Watching this attractive young man squirm and giggle while being dominated and tortured with no way to escape creates an incredibly voyeuristic scene that leaves Farrier visibly uncomfortable.The film's success is rooted in the non-stop peeling back of layers of manipulation which draws the viewer deeper and deeper into the core of this disturbing world. As Farrier and Reeve continue to piece together the mystery of who is running the Jane O'Brien empire through accounts from its victims, it becomes clear that the organization is using money to target and manipulate a certain demographics— young, low-income boys—and then basically ruining many of their lives with the footage. It's like a psychological mystery thriller after-school special and the lesson is still, "don't talk to strangers." The film is really a journey running through themes of domination, manipulation, the power of the internet, bullying, the dynamics in economic inequality and greed all rolled into one. It's an exposé that involves a real emotional roller-coaster and a must-see film. Especially if you want to laugh and then feel awkward for laughing, get mad, maybe laugh again, and perhaps shed a tear, too. Feel the feelings, see the film.
Tickled is a captivating documentary that begins with a reporter's attempt to interview those behind an internet-based company that produces "competitive endurance tickling" videos. Taking surprising turns, Tickled reveals a dark story of one man's 30 year obsession with athletic young men who are lured into performing for money and gifts, only to become harassed and exploited when they no longer want to be involved with the "sport". Ultimately, this is a revealing expose of David D'Amato's psychological issues and his desire to exert control over the lives <more>
of the young men who he ensnared Klaus Ming June 2017 .
Tickled certainly deviates from its trailer, but the film itself is a shocking piece of art. Tied together with tasteful cinematography with necessary hidden cameras here and there , Tickled captures the enigma of David D'Amato's empire of male-tickling videos which results in scare tactics, harassment, and financial bullying of the unsuspecting participants--something that is very relevant to modern issues. I felt sad walking out of the film, which is evidence that this film does its job of riding the line between comedy and tragedy. I do feel that the trailer sets up an expectation <more>
of a horror/thriller aspect, but there is not much of this atmosphere in the film. I do, however, think that the film by itself is a brave piece of journalism that endangered the Tickled team financially and psychologically. The fact that the team was able to muster up the courage to finish the film is remarkable, and I hope David and his team are brought to justice.
dogged investigative journalism stumbles from something innocuously weird to something bizarrely dangerous. (by CineMuseFilms)
Whether it is drama, comedy or documentary, New Zealand filmmakers punch above their weight. The documentary Tickled 2016 is one of the most unusual films you will see for a long time and a guaranteed conversation starter in the right company. While the film's title suggests comedic titillation, what it reveals is something more sinister that has wrecked many lives. It is also a fine example of how dogged investigative journalism can stumble from something that appears innocuously weird into something bizarrely dangerous.It is said that movies have plots while documentaries have <more>
premises. Pop-culture journalist David Farrier specialises in fringe phenomena and his premise is that if someone spends a fortune to stay anonymous they have something serious to hide. He comes across something described as "competitive professional tickling" that involves the filming of young athletic males being tied down and tickled by one or more other young athletic males, all fully clothed. His initial inquiries to understand more about this activity are so aggressively stonewalled that he turns his investigation into a documentary with most of the filming in the United States. Expecting to find a secretive cult of homoerotic activity, he finds participants who have been subjected to extraordinary legal threats, extortion, and public shaming. The scale of intimidation and the lengths to which perpetrators are prepared to go indicate there is big money involved. The documentary feels like a parallel universe where things go from strange to stranger as the inquiries lead to a prominent and wealthy American lawyer who was a teacher and school principal. Farrier and his team-mate Dylan Reeve use old fashioned stakeouts, doorstop confrontations, and forensic web-based research to turn the study of a fringe fetish into a gripping thriller.This is a well-produced documentary, especially for a novice filmmaker. Minor criticisms aside, like Ferrier's occasional tendency to tell rather than show and a few scenes that need tighter editing like the time spent in the car stake-out , the overall pace, direction and content make this a totally engaging film. The hand-held filming technique and the unexpected twists and turns in the investigation impart real-time-discovery effects. A quick Google search will show that both during production and since the film's release Farrier and Reeve have been and still are under serious legal and financial threat. Not only do the filmmakers deserve a bravery award, their work is riveting from the laughter-filled opening scenes to the chilling closing credits.
Insightful and educational look, at how much those with a lot of money and power can get away with! (by Hellmant)
'TICKLED': Four Stars Out of Five Critically acclaimed documentary flick; about an online tickling competition, involving young athletes tickling each other. The film was directed by first time feature filmmakers David Farrier and Dylan Reeve. Farrier is a New Zealand entertainment journalist, who also stars in the movie. He met a lot of harsh resistance, while investigating the film's story, from a producer of the 'tickling endurance sport' named Jane O'Brien . The struggles Farrier and Reeve had making the film, becomes as much apart of the story as the tickling <more>
itself. The movie has received mostly rave reviews from critics, and it's become a small indie hit at the Box Office . I think the film is really well made, and extremely intriguing. The movie begins with a montage of clips, from Farrier's other obscure entertainment stories. Then we see him come across an 'endurance tickling' video. He's intrigued by it, and he then decides to write the producers of the video Jane O'Brien Media about doing a story on the sport. He gets a very negative reply, from the corporation, which accuses him of wanting to put a 'gay slant' on the videos as they insist the 'endurance competition' is exclusively heterosexual . Farrier, and his friend Dylan Reeve, then decide to investigate the subject further; as they make a documentary about their journalistic journey. The movie is a very insightful and educational look, at how much those with a lot of money and power can get away with. It's involving, and always interesting; and at times it seems more like a legal thriller, than a film about an odd fetish. The material is disturbing, and often hard to watch, but it's also really well made. As far as documentaries go, this one is pretty fascinating and informative .Watch our movie review show 'MOVIE TALK' at: https://youtu.be/YnZSF_6sbsA