News broke overnight that David D'Amato, the antagonist of David Farrier and Dylan Reeve's Tickled documentary, has died. The film-makers have issued a plea for respect over his passing
David Farrier, director of docu-thriller Tickled, stumbles into another deeply disturbing instance of vulnerable people being exploited online – this time children, on YouTube.
The Los Angeles premiere of Tickled, a documentary about malicious goings-on in the world of "competitive endurance tickling," just had its most gonzo moment yet: having two of the subjects of the film drop in for the Q&A. Joshua Drummond was there, via Facebook, in Auckland.
An early participant in the saga that became Tickled, Joshua Drummond recounts the online comments, threats and shadow-boxing in the leadup to David Farrier and Dylan Reeve's acclaimed documentary.
Tickled documentary maker David Farrier pieces together his dreamlike memories of a week at one of the world's most intense (and high-altitude) film festivals.