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Hunt for the Wilderpeople ()


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A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush.

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Hec
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Ricky
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Bella
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Paula
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Kahu
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Andy
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Ron
Mike Minogue ...
Joe
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Hugh
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Psycho Sam
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TK
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Minister
Hamish Parkinson ...
Gavin
Stu Giles ...
Sick Man
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Tourist
Selina Woulfe ...
Organ Player
Mabelle Dennison ...
Church Lady
Sonia Spyve ...
Court Lawyer
Timothy Herbert ...
Court Lawyer
Tuss ...
Tupac
Finn ...
Zag
John Campbell ...
John Campbell
Mihingarangi Forbes ...
Mihingarangi Forbes
Nadine Chalmers Ross ...
Nadine Chalmers Ross
Sam Wallace ...
Sam Wallace

Directed by

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Taika Waititi

Written by

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Taika Waititi ... (screenplay)
 
Barry Crump ... (based on the book "Wild Pork and Watercress" written by)
 
Te Arepa Kahi ... (additional writing) (as Tearepa Kahi)

Produced by

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Grae Burton ... associate producer: Wallace Media Limited
Sarah Cook ... line producer
Bailey Mackey ... associate producer
Charlie McClellan ... executive producer
Carthew Neal ... producer
Matt Noonan ... producer
Cole Ryan ... development producer
Leanne Saunders ... producer
Taika Waititi ... producer
James Wallace ... executive producer

Music by

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Lukasz Pawel Buda ... (as Lukasz Buda)
Samuel Scott
Conrad Wedde

Cinematography by

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Lachlan Milne

Film Editing by

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Tom Eagles
Yana Gorskaya
Luke Haigh

Editorial Department

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Travis Abels ... trailer editor
Graef Allen ... dcp mastering: content services manager
Jack Brown ... additional assistant editor
Brendon Chan ... assistant editor / epk editor (as Brendan Chan)
Tom Eagles ... trailer editor: NZ
Andrew Groves ... additional editing
David McLaren ... colourist
Richard Shaw ... additional editing
Bob Spletzer ... dcp mastering: account manager
Alex Trudeau Viriato ... additional editing

Casting By

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Stu Turner

Production Design by

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Neville Stevenson

Art Direction by

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Jon Lithgow

Costume Design by

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Kristin Seth

Makeup Department

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Kylie Clarke ... wigmaker
Jacinta Driver ... makeup artist
Daisy Faulkner ... additional makeup artist
Lauren Gunn ... hair dresser: casual
Vanessa Hurley ... additional makeup artist
Sophy Phillips ... additional makeup artist
Dannelle Satherley ... hair designer / makeup designer

Production Management

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Luke Haigh ... post-production supervisor
Lisa Kissin ... additional production manager
Sandy May ... additional production manager
Grant Moffitt ... unit manager
Matt Percy ... additional unit manager
Camillo Spath ... additional production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Desray Armstrong ... second assistant director
Seumas Cooney ... first assistant director
Rachel House ... director intern
Jordan Mauger ... additional third assistant director
Jonny Moffatt ... first assistant director: second unit / third assistant director
Carthew Neal ... aerial unit director
Matt Noonan ... second unit director
Ricky Silvester ... additional third assistant director (as Richard Silvester)
Quentin Whitwell ... additional first assistant director

Art Department

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Roger Allen ... greensman
Antony Cattermoul ... standby props (as Ant Cattermoul)
Daryll Christian ... carpenter (as Darryll Christian)
Hadley Donaldson ... graphics
Lisa Dunn ... additional art: standby
Jimmy Hennebry ... greens assistant
Kate Hennebry ... set dresser
Eric Knoben ... scenic artist
Lucy Lithgow ... art department assistant
Matt Moss ... model maker
Simon Pattison ... scenic artist
Tim Robinson ... props buyer/set dresser
Jeremy Saunders ... key art
Electra Sinclair ... graphics
Olly Southwell ... greens assistant (as Oliver Southwell)
Simon Wade ... motion graphics
Johnny Wheeler ... second unit: art assistant
Michael Williams ... art department assistant
Tom Wolf ... construction manager (as Tom Wolf)
Ben Wootten ... concept art

Sound Department

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Amy Barber ... supervising foley editor
Colleen Brennan ... dialogue editor
Jonathan Bruce ... foley artist / foley editor
Brent Burge ... sound design: Dolby Atmos
Tim Chaproniere ... re-recording mixer
Nikora Edwards ... boom operator
Bruce Emery ... dolby consultant
Alexis Feodoroff ... additional re-recording mixer
Cameron Harland ... executive: CEO at Park Road Post
Amanda Heatley ... sound post producer: Park Road Post
Michael Hedges ... re-recording mixer
Toby Lloyd ... sound recordist
David Madigan ... additional sound recordist (as Dave Madigan)
Adrian Medhurst ... sound recordist
John Neill ... director of engineering - sound
Gerry Parke ... additional boom operator
Ben Parker ... foley artist
Dick Reade ... sound designer / sound supervisor
Will Reece ... sound effects editor
Ande Schurr ... sound recordist
Nigel Scott ... sound manager
Robert Shiret ... additional boom operator
Nikola Simikic ... adr mixer
Gareth Van Niekerk ... foley mixer
Dean Watkins ... head of production: Park Road Post
Richard Wills ... sound effects editor
C.J. Withey ... additional boom operator

Special Effects by

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Brinsley Compton ... armourer (as Brin Compton) / special effects technician (as Brin Compton)
Brendon Durey ... special effects supervisor (as Brendan Durey)
Jason Durey ... armourer / special effects supervisor
Willy Goer ... special effects technician
Ryan Hartnett ... special effects senior technician
Dagan Jurd ... special effects technician
Trevor Kiely ... special effects technician
Richard Schuler ... special effects supervisor

Visual Effects by

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Shaun Friedberg 'Pyrokinesis' ... senior animation technical director
Ohkba Ameziane-Hassani ... digital fur groomer: weta digital / modeller: Weta Digital
Rupert Ashton ... creatures: Weta Digital (as Rupert N.D. Ashton)
Dan Ayling ... camera td
Alessandro Bonora ... modeller: Weta Digital
Adam Bradley ... roto/paint supervisor: Weta Digital
Kristie Breslin ... senior production manager assets: Weta Digital
Trevor Brymer ... lighting technical director
Clare Burgess ... visual effects producer: Weta Digital
Scott Carey ... previsualization consultant / visual effects artist
David Clayton ... animation supervisor: Weta Digital
Ben Colenso ... visual effects & animation: hula bird / visual effects artist
David Conley ... production: show
Shane Cooper ... senior r&d engineer
Alexia Cui ... senior lighting technical director: Weta Digital
Amy Dilworth ... junior lighting technical director: weta digital
Georgia Dumergue ... paint and roto artist: Weta Digital
Chloe Feodoroff ... visual effects coordinator
Ludovic Fouche ... senior camera td
Kenneth Gimpelson ... head of assets research and development
Diana Godo ... production: show
Nick Grace ... creatures: Weta Digital
Samuel J. Hanna II ... production: show
Quentin Hema ... Digital Paint HOD: Weta Digital / paint and roto supervisor: Weta Digital
Matt Holmes ... editorial
Sophie Ingram ... production: department
Gios Johnston ... Head of Creatures (Weta Digital)
Seth Kenlon ... visual effects
Kelly Kilgour ... production: department
Carmelo Leggiero ... animation: Weta Digital
Steven Morgan-Hastie ... modeller: Weta Digital
Peti Nohotima ... production: department
Emiliano Padovani ... head of shaders department: Weta Digital
Lucita Peek ... roto artist: Weta Digital
James Porter ... visual effects artist
Milton Ramirez ... look development: Weta Digital / shader technical director: Weta Digital
Kris Rich ... production: department
Grant Roa ... visual effects production runner: Weta Digital
Mike Robinson ... visual effects artist
Florian Schroeder ... compositing: Weta Digital
Amber Marie Smith ... data manager: Weta Digital
Kevin Andrew Smith ... visual effects supervisor
Eddie Soria ... digital paint lead: weta digital / paint and roto artist: Weta Digital
Jonas Sperl ... layout: Weta Digital
Simon J. Taua'i ... rotoscoping artist
Michael Thingnes ... compositing pipeline td: weta digital
Gareth Thomas ... rotoscope artist: Weta Digital (as Gareth J.V. Thomas)
Caroline Ting ... animation: Weta Digital
William 'Rocky' Vanoost ... animation: Weta Digital (as Rocky Vanoost)
Andreja Vuckovic ... senior modeller: weta digital
Simon Ward ... animation: stungray
Tane Williams ... titles
Blake Winder ... compositing: Weta Digital
Roger Wong ... facial technical director: weta digital / modeller: Weta Digital
Joshua H. Wood ... modeller: Weta Digital
Leon Woods ... visual effects artist
Beck Woolhouse ... production: show
Jake Chapman-Olsen ... data wrangler: Weta Digital (uncredited)

Stunts

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Daniel Andrews ... stunt driver
Huia Backhouse-Street ... riding double: Kahu (as Huia Backhouse-Smith)
Brett Beattie ... stunt double: Ricky
Shane Blakey ... stunt double: Hugh (as Shayne Blackie)
Rodney Cook ... stunt coordinator
Andrew Cottle ... stunt driver / stunts
Gareth Courtney ... stunt driver
Mark Harris ... stunt coordinator
Stephen Jennings ... safety consultant
Glen Levy ... stunt driver
Steve McQuillan ... stunt driver
Patrick Morrison ... stunt driver
Avishek Narayan ... stunt double: Ricky
Ben O'Hanlon ... stunt driver / stunts
John Osborne ... safety rigger / stunt double: Hec
Bronson Steel ... stunt double: Ricky / stunts
Rebecca Watts ... fight double: Bella Pig

Camera and Electrical Department

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Boyd Anderson ... drone camera assistant
Andrew Barnett ... electronic press kit: crew
Lucas Baur ... lighting assistant
Sam Britten ... drone: crew
Jacob Bryant ... drone: crew
Nick Burridge ... video playback operator
Kelly Chen ... additional second assistant camera
Bryn Collins ... additional lighting assistant
Gary Robert Coogan ... b camera first assistant (as Gary Coogan)
Pete Cunningham ... additional first assistant camera
Piripi Davis ... electronic press kit: crew
Jordan Dodson ... additional lighting assistant
Ben Grainger ... grip assistant: casual
Kirsten Green ... first assistant camera
Rick Gutzewitz ... second assistant camera
David Hammond ... second unit first assistant camera (as Dave Hammond)
Brian Harris ... grip: stab head
Blake Ihimaera ... electronic press kit: crew
Hiku Jackson ... electronic press kit: crew
Alyssa Kath ... b camera first assistant
Andy Lau ... digital imaging technician
Sam Marshal ... additional best boy (as Sam Marshall)
Daniel Max ... c camera operator
John McDermott ... grip assistant: casual
Craig McDonald ... best boy: LX (as Craig MacDonald)
Andrew McGeorge ... additional second unit director of photography
Lauren McKinstry ... b camera second assistant
Blair Monk ... aerial photographer / aerial photography
Tony Monk ... helicopter camera pilot
Abby Mounter ... additional second assistant camera
Tom Neunzerling ... additional lighting assistant
Craig Parkes ... dit/vtr assistant: b camera
Simon Roelants ... b camera first assistant
Tipene Rogers ... electronic press kit: crew
Karl Saunders ... additional gaffer
Ka Segerberg ... additional generator operator
Brendan Shadbolt ... second unit lighting assistant
Peter Sisson ... tracking vehicle grip
Kane Skennar ... stills photographer
Paul 'Pablo' Stevenson ... key grip/gaffer
Connor Strati ... grip assistant: casual
Gavin Stroud ... photography: news insert
Blair Teesdale ... additional generator operator
Ben Vanderpoel ... electronic press kit: crew
Alan Waddingham ... lighting & grip assistant (as Alan Hugh Waddingham)
Sean Wallace ... additional lighting assistant
Darryl Ward ... additional camera operator / second unit director of photography
Thomas Watson ... libra head technician
Tim Watson ... second unit lighting: and grip assistant
John Wheeler ... tracking vehicle grip
Johnny Wheeler ... additional lighting assistant
Jason Williamson ... electronic press kit: crew
Matt Wilmot ... drone: crew (as Matthew Wilmot)
Pez Zee ... best boy grip

Animation Department

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Caroline Ting ... animator

Casting Department

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Desiree Rose Cheer ... cast assistant (as Desiree Cheer)
Joe Fisher ... casting associate
Jason Hodzelmans ... casting assistant
Linda McFetridge ... casting assistant
Kesha Robertson ... cast coordinator

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Emily Carter ... additional costume supervisor
Kelly Marumaru ... additional costume dresser
Kirsty McLay ... costume alterations: and remodelling
Amber Rhodes ... second unit standby: assistant
Debalina Rose ... additional costume dresser (as Deb Rose)
Briar Vivian ... costume design assistant
Keri Wheeler ... costume stand by

Location Management

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Anna Duckworth ... additional location scout
Jeremy Galvin ... location scout
Stephen Godfrey ... additional location manager
Brett Higginson ... additional location scout
Ken Stratton ... location assistant
Craig Tikao ... additional location manager
Peter Tonks ... location manager
Michelle Whale ... location assistant

Music Department

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Natalie Wilson ... music supervisor

Transportation Department

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Neil Askew ... swing driver
Shane Billington ... swing driver
Caleb Dempsey ... swing driver
Chris Griggs ... vehicles: quad bike supplier
Buck Herewini ... vehicle wrangler: on-set
Cameron Logan ... vehicle wrangler assistant
Peter Moerenhout ... shuttle driver (as Peter Morenhout)
Damiaan Schonberger ... driver: digger
Haakam Singh ... traffic control assistant
Mike Tripp ... vehicle wrangler
Simon Wheeler ... shuttle driver

Other crew

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Rosie Abel ... safety officer
Hashim Alsaraf ... delivery manager
Kathleen Anderson ... commissioner: drama & comedy
Paul Andreassend ... safety officer/medic
Harry Ashby ... additional production runner
Dave Bishop ... worldwide distribution: & acquisitions - head of
Tammy Brenstrum ... additional production secretary
Alex Cairns ... production runner
Lisa Chatfield ... head of delvelpment: and production
Rodney Cook ... safety supervisor
Barbara Coston ... production accountant
Sarah Cull ... business affairs: for Piki Films
Anna Dean ... digital marketing: strategist
Mabelle Dennison ... chaperone: to Julian Dennison
Oliver Dicks-Maurice ... unit assistant
Matt Emery ... production counsel
Zharkobi Ewington ... body double: Ricky (as Zharkhobi Ewington)
Dave Gibson ... chief executive officer: New Zealand Film Commission
Diana Godo ... production
Mike Goodridge ... chief executive officer: Protagonist Pictures
Emily Gotto ... acquisitions executive
Maree Green ... animal wrangler
Chris Henry ... unit publicist
Monique Hoseason ... additional production runner
Anna Houghton ... production secretary
Rachel House ... dialogue coach
Angela Hubert ... additional animal wrangler
Diane Illingworth ... company accountant: for Piki Films
Sam Kelly ... additional production runner
Christopher Key ... on behalf of Vertigo Releasing
Ananda Kientz ... script supervisor
Russell King ... unit assistant
Crombie Lockwood ... insurance
Drew Macdonald ... electronic press kit (as Andrew Macdonald)
Andrew Marshall ... production coordinator
Chloe McLoughlin ... head of business affairs
Jasmin McSweeney ... head of marketing
Taiarahia Melbourne ... chaperone: to Tioreore Ngatai-Melbourne
Rosie Miles ... lead animal wrangler
Damian Molloy ... safety officer
Bruno Noonan ... body double: Ricky
Matt Noonan ... body double: Hec
Sarah Noonan ... chief financial officer: for Curious
Simon Osborn ... head of legal and business affairs
Chris Payne ... international relations: head of
Bridget Pedgrift ... head of marketing
Nicola Peeperkoorn ... accounts assistant
Lee Peri ... second unit production assistant
Benedict Reid ... assistant: head of television
Deborah Merena Te Riaki ... environmental: and cultural monitor
Vanessa Saal ... head of sales
Andrew Shaw ... general manager: acquisitions and production
Cate Slater ... general manager: content rights / legal counsel
Morgan Leigh Stewart ... additional production coordinator
Polly Stoker ... assistant: to Taika Waititi
Grant Thornton ... auditor: NZ
Adam Luka Turjak ... production: volunteer (as Adam-Luka Turjak)
Paul Ulenberg ... safety officer
Glenn Usmar ... television director
James Wallace ... founder: and director of Wallace Media
Elena Watson ... second unit production assistant
Alex Whittaker ... producer intern
Alix Whittaker ... producer intern
Tiernan Whitten ... production runner
Paul Wiegard ... managing director: Madman Entertainment
Jane Wrightson ... chief executive: NZ On Air

Thanks

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Cate Anderson ... very special thanks
Marc Ashton ... very special thanks
Holly Beals ... very special thanks
Adam Borba ... very special thanks
Nash Edgerton ... very special thanks
Ron Foote ... very special thanks
Brendon Fraher ... very special thanks
Adam Gardiner ... very special thanks
Micah Green ... very special thanks
Toby Halbrooks ... very special thanks
Dan Halsted ... very special thanks
Oscar Kightley ... very special thanks
David Lowery ... very special thanks
Bret McKenzie ... very special thanks
Barrie M. Osborne ... very special thanks (as Barrie Osborne)
Alex Paton ... very special thanks
Tristen Tuckfield ... very special thanks
Jim Whitaker ... very special thanks
Paul Wiegard ... special thanks
Chelsea Winstanley ... very special thanks
Beck Woolhouse ... very special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Bella and Hector, two reclusive country folk, become foster parents to Ricky, a problem child from the city. After some adjustment, things go reasonably well. However, the death of Bella means Hector now has to look after Ricky, and they didn't get along too well. Moreover, her death causes Child Services to decide to send Ricky back to the orphanage. Ricky refuses to go back and runs away, ultimately sparking a national manhunt for him and Hector. Written by grantss

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Also Known As
  • Wild Pork and Watercress (New Zealand, English title)
  • A la poursuite de Ricky Baker (France)
  • Wo die wilden Menschen jagen (Germany)
  • A la caza de los ñumanos (Spain)
  • Hon na pačlověky (Czech Republic)
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Runtime
  • 101 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend New Zealand NZD1,263,035, 03 Apr 2016
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $3,133,732, 04 Aug 2016

Did You Know?

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Trivia In the birthday scene, the cast and crew filmed ten takes singing the normal "Happy Birthday" song before finding out they didn't have the rights to use it. So the song "Ricky Baker, It's your Birthday" was created on the spot by the actors. See more »
Goofs When Kahu asks Ricky about his mom, he picks the photograph he's got of her from his pocket, and it is unfolded. The shot cuts to Kahu receiving the photograph while being folded, and then unfolding it again. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Danny DeVito/Ewan McGregor/Sam Neill/Miranda Hart/John Bishop/Amber Riley (2016). See more »
Soundtracks Makutekahu See more »
Crazy Credits The credits include sections headed "Wildercrew" and "Wildercast", with the latter including the subheading "Wilderdogs". See more »
Quotes Ricky Baker: [reading wanted poster] "Faulkner is cauc-asian" - well, they got that wrong because you're obviously white.
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