Tag Archives: Taika Waititi

The Breaker Uppers’ Directors Jackie Van Beek and Madeleine Sami Lead National Tour Down-Under With Q&A Screenings

Still hot from it’s box office success in New Zealand, the Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) executive produced comedy The Breaker Upperers is set to tour down under, with directors Jackie Van Beek (What We Do in the Shadows) and Madeleine Sami (Slow West) leading the charge of upcoming Q&A screenings across the country.... Continue Reading

Sydney Film Festival Review: The Breaker Upperers (New Zealand, 2018) is immensely entertaining, genuinely hilarious, and wonderfully heartfelt

Given that we can almost outsource every chore, errand, and activity that come our way, it only makes sense that the unfortunate responsibility that is breaking up with someone be a lucrative business too.  Enter The Breaker Upperers, a duo of frozen-hearted, screwed-over singletons who appear more than happy to break the heart of someone else’s significant other – for the right price of course.... Continue Reading

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

Watch Taika Waititi fool around the set of Thor: Ragnarok in this new featurette

Marvel Studios have recently released a small featurette of Taika Waititi, director of Thor: Ragnarok, aptly named “On Set Moments with Taika”fooling around on the Gold Coast set and giving us a deeper understanding of Taika himself, and how his energy, personality and passion rubbed off on Thor: Ragnarok to great effect.... Continue Reading

Jemaine Clement talks playing a giant crab in Moana, channelling David Bowie and Maori myths (EXCLUSIVE)

Arriving into Australian cinemas on Boxing Day is Disney’s brand new animated feature Moana and this will be the first time the studio is exploring the culture and myths of the South Pacific region, particularly that of the Polynesian people.... Continue Reading

New Zealand vampire mockumentary What We Do In The Shadows gets TV spin-off

New Zealand On Air (NZOA) has announced funding for two exciting television comedy series. A spin off of the critically acclaimed New Zealand vampire mockumentary, What We Do In The Shadow, and Māori sketch comedy, Only In Aotearoa, are expected to make their way to New Zealand screens next year.... Continue Reading