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Clips (8)

  1. The trailer for the film.

  2. A 10 minute excerpt from the film.

  3. Interview with Writer and Director Taika Waititi.

  4. Interview with Producer Ainsley Gardiner.

  5. Interview with actor Loren Horsley.

  6. Interview with actor Jemaine Clement.

  7. Making-of footage from Eagle vs Shark.

  8. The credits for this feature film.

Synopsis

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."

Background

A perspective by Bianca Zander 15.08.2008

Infamous for feigning sleep at the Academy Awards ceremony when the nomination for his short film Two Cars, One Night was announced, filmmaker

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 Theresa

Theresa

One of my most fave movies of all time. GENIUS. <3

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Quotes

Geek love from Kiwiland. 
This debut feature, occasionally arch but consistently affecting, shares the deadpan esthetic of Napoleon Dynamite and Ghost World. [...] Yet Eagle vs Shark has its own distinctive style, partly thanks to whimsical little interludes of animation, but mainly because it ties blithe absurdity to a rock bed of emotional truth. 

Awards

2008 Qantas Film and Television Awards
Best Director -  Film: Taika Waititi
Nominated for Best Film (over $1 million) and Screenplay