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