WHO’S IN IT?
Sam Neill (Jurassic Park), Julian Dennison (Paper Planes), Rhys Darby (Yes Man), Rima Te Wiata (Housebound), Rachel House (Eagle vs Shark), Oscar Kightley (Sione’s Wedding), Tioreore Ngatai-Melbourne (film debut), Troy Kingi (The Pa Boys), Cohen Holloway (After the Waterfall), Stan Walker (Born to Dance), Mike Minogue (Rage), Hamish Parkinson (Ghost Shark 2: Urban Jaws)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Taika Waititi (What We Do In The Shadows), director, writer; Carthew Neal (Wasted), Matt Noonan (Desert) and Leanne Saunders (The Weight of Elephants), producers; Lukasz Pawel Buda (Boy), Samuel Scott (Separation City) and Conrad Wedde (Rage), composers; Lachlan Milne (Uninhabited), cinematographer; Tom Eagles (Atomic Falafel), Yana Gorskaya (Celeste & Jesse Forever) and Luke Haigh (Turbo Kid), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Ricky (Dennison), an overweight young delinquent in New Zealand, is sent to the countryside to live with new foster parents Aunt Bella (Wiata) and the cantankerous Uncle Hec (Neill). When an incident means that Ricky is to be taken back by social services, he runs off into the surrounding woodland, followed closely by Uncle Hec. With social services hot on their tail when they think Uncle Hec has kidnapped Ricky, the two must overcome their differences if they are to survive…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Before he makes his Hollywood debut with next year’s Thor: Ragnarok, What We Do In The Shadows director Taika Waititi brings us this wild and wildly funny adventure for the kid inside all of us.