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  • Writer's pictureKatie Bryer

‘The Contestant’ to premiere at TIFF

Misfits Entertainment’s new film The Contestant, directed by Clair Titley, will have its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

"The most WTF story in this years' documentary selection" tells the incredible true story of a man who lived for 15 months trapped inside a small room, naked, starving and alone… and completely unaware that his life was being broadcast on national TV to over 17 million viewers a week.

I’m particularly happy because this was an absolute joy to work on! Clair, Dorothea Gibbs & producer Dee Ryder are such brilliant collaborators and now friends.

Music composed by the powerhouse Nainita Desai.

Thanks too to the rest of the fantastic teams at Misfits and MRC who have worked on this film over the last few years.

Most of all thanks to the wonderful Nasubi for telling his story & to Toshio Tsuchiya for being so game!

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