This intense, off-kilter feature is set almost entirely in a forest. Writer/director Tim McLachlan teases viewers by slowly revealing the connections between the characters, who are caught up in a mysterious chase. The emotional end reveals a major twist. Hidden showcases acting students from Unitec in Auckland — including Mike Edward (Head High) and future director Kiel McNaughton. Unitec's Head of Acting Murray Hutchinson was key in getting the film off the ground; he died in September 2005, the same day Hidden debuted at a film festival in Canada (where it won McLachlan a Best Director Award).
Extra special thanks to the small few who believed in this project from the beginning and kept the faith through to the end.– Closing credits note
Soundtrack features music by Hirini Melbourne and Richard Nunns, from the album Te Kū Te Whē