The story begins like this: “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”.
What begins as Farrier’s curiosity into the bizarre, easily becomes a story with many twists and turns, only to come back to same place where it all began. Confused? Do not despair. The story will all eventually make sense if given enough time.
Farrier, with the help of his co-director Dylan Reeve, take us on a trip that goes beyond the world of ‘competitive tickling’. This topsy turvy journey will surprise you, confuse you, anger your, and leave you wanting to hear more about all the players involved in this convoluted story.
Tickled premieres at Hot Docs tonight, April 30th at 9:45pm, at the Bloor Cinema. It screens again on Monday, May 2nd at 10:30am, at TIFF Bell Lightbox. Tickets are still available for both screens and can be purchased online.