Youngsters Romeo, Ed, and Polly wait in two cars after dark, while their parents are inside drinking. It’s a situation many Kiwis will recognise: cars without parents, outside the pub or rugby club. Soon cross-car rivalry warms to budding friendship. Winning performances, and a tender mix of comedy and romance saw Taika Waititi's tale of a Te Kaha pub carpark become an international hit. Two Cars won a boot-full of awards, launched Waititi’s career, and became only the second New Zealand short to be nominated for an Academy Award. Waititi infamously feigned sleep during the 2005 ceremony.
Sucklucka!– Polly (Hutini Waikato) to Romeo (Rangi Ngamoki)
Made in association with the Short Film fund of the NZ Film Commission