2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Hunt For The Wilderpeople

Saturday, March 12
1:00PM - 2:41PM

Vimeo Theater
500 Ceasar Chavez, entrance at Ceasar Chavez and Red River


Hashtags: #sxsw

Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. He quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: the loving Aunt Bella, the cantankerous Uncle Hec, and dog Tupac. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another home, both he and Hec go on the run in the bush. As a national manhunt ensues, the newly branded outlaws must face their options: go out in a blaze of glory or overcome their differences and survive as a family. Equal parts road comedy and coming-of-age drama, director Taika Waititi masterfully weaves lively humor with emotionally honest performances by Sam Neill and Julian Dennison.

Section: Festival Favorites
Country: New Zealand
Language: English
Year: 2016
Runtime: 101min

Director: Taika Waititi

Executive Producer: James Wallace, Charlie McClellan

Producer: Carthew Neal, Leanne Saunders, Taika Waititi, Matt Noonan

Screenwriter: Taika Waititi

Cinematographer: Lachlan Milne, ACS

Editor: Luke Haigh, Tom Eagles, Yana Gorskaya

Production Designer: Neville Stevenson

Music: Lukasz Buda Samuel Scott Conrad Wedde

Principal Cast: Julian Dennison, Sam Neill, Rima Te Wiata, Rachel House, Oscar Knightley, Rhys Darby, Stan Walker, Cohen Holloway, Mike Minogue, Troy Kingi


Taika Waititi (Director/Writer/Producer) is an award-winning actor, director and writer best known for his hit feature films BOY, EAGLE VS SHARK, and WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS.

Distributor: The Orchard

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