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Taika Waititi

Director, Actor [Te-Whānau-ā-Apanui]

Actor turned director Taika Waititi was Oscar-nominated for his 2005 short Two Cars, One Night. His second feature Boy (2010) became the most successful Kiwi film released on its home soil — at least until Waititi's adventure comedy Hunt for the Wilderpeople. In 2017 Marvel movie Thor: Ragnarok became a global hit. Waititi then took away an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay, for Nazi comedy Jojo Rabbit.

I don’t ever want to be seen as a Māori artist. I’d rather be an artist who just happens to be Māori — and not like my art must always, and necessarily, reflect being a Māori. Taika Waititi

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Interview

Taika Waititi: The real story behind 'that' Oscars gag, and much more...

Interview, 2009

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Wellington Paranormal

2018 - 2020, Creator, Executive Producer, Executive Producer - Television

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Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen

2018, Subject - Film

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The Breaker Upperers

2018, Executive Producer - Film

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NZ Film Commission turns 40 - Past Memories

2018, Subject - Web

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Wellington Paranormal - Excerpts

2018, Creator, Executive Producer - Television

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople

2016, Writer, Director, Producer - Film

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All Talk with Anika Moa

2016 - 2017, Guest - Television

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Poi E: The Story of Our Song

2016, Subject - Film

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Cure Kids - Team Ball Player Thing

2015, Director, As: Taika Waititi - Web

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What We Do in the Shadows

2014, Co-Director, Writer, Producer, As: Viago - Film

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Through the Lens - The First 10 Years of Māori Television

2014, Subject - Television

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Blazed - Drug Driving in Aotearoa

2013, Director - Commercial

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Super City - First Episode

2011, Director - Television

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Super City

2011 - 2013, Director - Television

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Boy

2010, As: Alamein, Writer, Director - Film

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Radiradirah - First Episode

2010, Contributing Writer, As: The Alien, Commander Hemi T Cook, various roles - Television

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The Jaquie Brown Odyssey - Brownward Spiral (Episode Seven)

2009, As: Friendly Gypsy - Television

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40 Years

2009, Director, As: Man in tracksuit - Music video

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The Strength of Water

2009, Script Consultant - Film

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Bright Grey

2007, Director, As: Man in DeLorean - Music video

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Eagle vs Shark

2007, Writer, Director - Film

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The Living Room - Series Two, Episode Ten

2004, Presenter - Television

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Tama Tū

2004, Director, Writer - Short Film

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The Living Room - Series Two (excerpts)

2004 - 2005, Subject - Television

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Freaky

2003 - 2005, As: The Cleaner - Television

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Pulp Comedy - Series Seven, Episode Three (Taika Waititi)

2003, Performer - Television

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Life on Ben

2003, As: Gloob - Television

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Life On Ben - Series One Compilation

2003, As: Gloob - Television

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Turangawaewae / A Place to Stand

2003, As: Vietnam Soldier - Short Film

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Two Cars, One Night

2003, Writer, Director - Short Film

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The Strip - Series One, Episode 12 (Choose)

2002, As: Mostin - Television

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The Living Room - Series One (Flight of the Conchords)

2002, As: Larry Pritchard - Television

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The Strip

2002 - 2003, As: Mostin - Television

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Snakeskin

2001, As: Nelson - Film

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Scarfies

1999, As: Alex - Film