Hunt For the Wilderpeople


Hunt for the Wilderpeople tells the story of misfit kid Ricky Baker. When Ricky’s foster aunt suddenly passes away, he’s left alone with his grumpy uncle Hec The unlikely duo find themselves on the run in the vast New Zealand bush, evading child services and the law. They are forced to work together to survive and despite their differences, form a bond in this hilarious and heart-felt adventure.

Complete, Released, DCP available
Adventure, Comedy
Sales Agent: 
Protagonist Pictures
Madman NZ Ltd, Piki Films Ltd


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2016: Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, San Francisco Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, River Run Film Festival, Sarasota Film Festival, Cleveland International Film Festival, Calgary International Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival, Independent Film Festival of Boston , Montclair Film Festival (Audience Award), Wisconsin Film Festival (Audience Award) Chicago Critics Film Festival (Audience Award), Seattle International Film Festival, deadCenter Film Festival (Best Narrative Feature), BAIFIC, Indiebo Bogota Film Festival, Zlin Kids Film Festival, Echoes KV, Munich Film Festival, Titanic Budapest International Film Festival, Giffoni Kids Film Festival, World Premieres Film Festival, Off Camera, Cinema in Sneakers, Transatlantyk Film Festival, Edinburgh Film Festival (Audience Award), San Francisco Film Festival (Audience Award), Doha Institute Ajyal competition (Best Film - Mohaq Section), Jefferson State Flixx Festival (Best Male Actor - Julian Dennison, Audience Award) / 2023: Matariki Korikori Film Festival Cook Islands

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