Wednesday, 23 March 2016

First trailer for TICKLED

First trailer for TICKLED

Kiwi audiences will get their first look at the hotly anticipated documentary Tickled with the release of the films official trailer. 

Probing into the bizarre world of Competitive Endurance Tickling, Tickled follows journalist David Farrier as he tries to understand this strange and secretive world. Facing fierce resistance on his quest for answers, David and co-director Dylan Reeve take their questions to the USA in attempt to get to the bottom of a story stranger than fiction.

The film premiered to critical acclaim at this year’s Sundance Film Festival with The Hollywood Reporter calling it ‘A fascinating, stranger than fiction exposé’ while Variety described it as a 'An alarming cautionary tale'.

Director David Farrier can’t believe how far the Tickled project has come.

“The story of Tickled is a story that seems to keep on giving,” says Farrier. “Since screening at Sundance all sorts of strange things have happened including police removing two people from a screening in Missouri because they were apparently private detectives trying to record the film. It’s strange to think that all this stemmed from a simple request for an interview about a strange sport called Competitive Endurance Tickling.”

Reeve is excited to be able to finally show a taste of this project to the world.

“When we decided this story was worthy of a documentary we had no idea it would end up like this. Releasing the trailer today makes it all seem real - we can now give people a taste of what this movie is.”

Also announced today is news that Vendetta Films will release Tickled in NZ Cinemas from May 26th. A gala premiere as part of the New Zealand Film Festival Autumn Events Series will be held on April 13th at Auckland’s Civic Theatre followed by a second screening at Wellington’s Embassy Theatre on April 22nd. Tickets for the Auckland premiere event is on sale now with the Embassy screening on sale from April 2nd.  A US release date has also been set for June 24th.

Tickled was financed by the New Zealand Film Commission and MPI Media Group. The film is repped by Magnolia Pictures, also distributing in North America. The Magnolia deal and US HBO license were negotiated by Submarine at the Sundance Film Festival. The New Zealand and Australian distributor is Vendetta Films. 

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