Tag Archives: Hunt For The Wilderpeople

The Road to Thor: A Beginner’s Guide to New Zealand Director Taika Waititi

Under Taika Waititi’s imaginative direction and influence, Thor: Ragnarok single-handedly innovated Marvel’s Thor franchise forever. Waititi’s refreshing exploration with the established Thor-lore while expanding Thor: Ragnarok’s artistic palette by mixing New Zealand humour, unique scene-stealing characters and eye-catching visuals earned him acclaim from critics and fans alike.... Continue Reading

New Zealand actress Rachel House reflects on playing Moana‘s “Gramma Tala” (EXCLUSIVE)

One of the Summer’s biggest hits has been the Disney animated film Moana – which has its home entertainment release this week. To reflect on this film, we spoke to New Zealand actress Rachel House, who plays Gramma Tala in the film. We talk about what it took to bring the character to life, the Polynesian mythology behind the film, what it means that Disney has taken on this story, and we find out if there are any Hunt of the Wilderpeople spin-offs in the works.... Continue Reading

Hunt For The Wilderpeople is the highest grossing New Zealand film of all time in Australia

The New Zealand film Hunt for the Wilderpeople has had an impressive run in the Australian box office, and now it’s been revealed that it has officially become the highest grossing Kiwi film of all time at the local box office. We assume that statistic doesn’t include any of the Lord of the Rings films, of course. It opened here on May 26th and remains in the top ten some 8 weeks later, having brought in about $9 million along the way.... Continue Reading

Taika Waititi & Julian Dennison to visit the Chauvel Cinema for special Hunt for the Wilderpeople screening and Q&A

Taika Waititi recently broke the New Zealand box office record for the highest-grossing film of all time with his new movie Hunt for the Wilderpeople which he wrote, directed and starred in. The previous box office record was set by another movie by him called Boy and you might recognise his other hits such as Eagle vs. Shark and What We Do in the Shadows.... Continue Reading