Headed to Fantastic Fest 2022 is the World Premiere of feature documentary MISTER ORGAN from journalist and filmmaker David Farrier (TICKLED).
Journalist and filmmaker David Farrier (Tickled, Dark Tourist) unwittingly stumbles into a game of cat and mouse with a mystery man creating havoc in his neighborhood, wheel-clamping cars at a local antique store. That clamper was Michael Organ, and little did Farrier know that delving deeper into who Organ really is would be a thrilling and tension-filled three-year-long investigation — unearthing a trail of multiple court cases, inflated claims of royal bloodlines, ruined lives, and at least one stolen boat.
David has always been drawn to the stranger side of life. After failing miserably to get into medical school, he abruptly changed trajectory and graduated with a journalism degree in 2005. He went on to spend a decade working in a TV newsroom, reporting and presenting across a range of programmes and co-hosting a late night news show. His first feature documentary, TICKLED, launched at Sundance 2016 to critical acclaim, where it was picked up by HBO and Magnolia Films. It was followed up with the HBO special The Tickle King. In 2018 David hosted and executive produced Dark Tourist, an 8-part Netflix Original documentary that saw him explore the ethically murky world of "dark tourism" around the globe. David writes popular Substack newsletter Webworm, and co-hosts the monthly podcast “Armchaired and Dangerous” with Dax Shepard and Monica Padman, which explores conspiracy theory culture and reaches an estimated 20 million listeners under the Armchair Expert banner. David is based between Los Angeles and Auckland, New Zealand.
David will be in attendance at the screening Fantastic Fest 2022'