Taika (Boy) Waititi's first feature is an offbeat comedy about two lonely misfits and their attempts to find love. Lily (Loren Taylor) is a shy fast-food cashier with a crush on clueless gaming geek Jarrod (Conchord Jemaine Clement). When Lily crashes Jarrod's fancy dress party wearing a shark costume and impresses the self-styled ‘Eagle Lord' with her gaming prowess — excerpted here — she gets her man. But their budding romance is sorely tested by Jarrod's obsession with a childhood nemesis. Empire called the film, "a comic delight destined for cult adoration."
Infamous for feigning sleep at the Academy Awards ceremony when the nomination for his short film Two Cars, One Night was announced, filmmaker Taika Waititi continued his singular career ...
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Short Film, 2004 (Full Length)
A short film about a Māori soldiers fighting in WWII directed by Taika Waititi
Film, 2010 (Excerpts and Extras)
Taika Waititi’s second feature
Short Film, 2003 (Full Length)
Waititi's Oscar-nominated short film
Film, 2012 (Trailer)
Another quirky Welly-set romance
Film, 2010 (Trailer, Excerpts, and Extras)
Starring Jemaine Clement
Film, 2003 (Trailer and Excerpts)
Also stars Loren Taylor (nee Horsley)
Film, 2002 (Trailer)
A comedy film featuring Jemaine Clement
Film, 1999 (Trailer and Excerpts)
A film featuring Taika Waititi as an actor
Short Film, 2005 (Full Length)
More dysfunctional geek romance featuring Loren Horsley
Taika Waititi [Te-Whānau-a-Apanui] discovered drama at secondary school. Having previously had aspirations for careers in deep sea diving, painting and...
2008 Qantas Film and Television Awards
Best Director - Film: Taika Waititi
Nominated for Best Film (over $1 million) and Screenplay