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Eagle vs Shark Film – 2007 Drama Romance Comedy

Eagle vs Shark

Film – 2007 Drama Romance Comedy

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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."

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.
– Joe Morgenstern, 15 June 2007 Wall Street Journal review

Produced by

Whenua Films

Availability

Available to buy and download from iTunes.

Rights

Title licensed by Sales Agent NZ Film.

Acknowledgements

Made with funding from the New Zealand Film Commission.

Music

Original score performed by The Phoenix Foundation, with additional music by Age Pryor and the Reduction Agents.