2016 Seattle Best Film
2016 Edinburgh Audience Award
2016 San Francisco Audience Award
Taika Waititi follows the success of horror-comedy What We Do in the Shadows with a comedy that would please everyone. Happily living with his foster parents in the countryside, Ricky is devastated when his foster mother dies. When child services swiftly decide to take Ricky back to a care home, Ricky runs away into the bush with his foster father Uncle Hec. In no time, a national manhunt ensues with the child services leading the chase. Masterfully blending drama, comedy and adventure, Hunt for the Wilderpeople broke box office records in New Zealand.