Tag: Tickled

Life after the Tickle King’s death

Why, if David D’Amato is dead, does Jane O’Brien Media and the world of Competitive Endurance Tickling live on? The filmmakers behind Tickled address the conspiracy theories, and reveal a new side to the story - and lawsuits - that simply won’t go away.

It never stops: David Farrier descends back down the Tickled rabbit hole

David Farrier was sucked into a tickling vortex back in 2014, and spent the next few years immersed in the world of Competitive Endurance Tickling. Throughout 2016 he took the resulting film, Tickled, to festivals around the world and followed it up with The Tickle King on HBO last month. After three years he was ready to move on. But the internet had other ideas.

‘Ultimately we’ll never know all the things that made David D’Amato the man he was’

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

‘Hello, my name is Ally’ – how children are being exploited by YouTube predators

David Farrier, director of docu-thriller Tickled, stumbles into another deeply disturbing instance of vulnerable people being exploited online – this time children, on YouTube.

Tank Talk: Naked and alone, David Farrier backflips through outer space

Director and weird news guy David Farrier plumbs the depth of the human psyche in a trip into the mind at Float Culture.

It just gets weirder: watching David D’Amato’s bizarre appearance at a ‘Tickled’ screening

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.

Malice in Tickle land: down the rabbit hole with David Farrier’s Tickle Friends

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.

The extreme highs and lows of premiering your debut film at Sundance

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.