Curious’ Hunt for the Wilderpeople named a Sundance Success

Sundance has given double honours to Curious Film director, Taiki Waititi, this year. Waititi’s fourth film, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, will premiere tonight (Australian time) at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, in the Eccles Theatre. It was given the prestigious Friday night slot of the opening weekend and has been listed in the 30 Must See Films of Sundance 2016 by two top film blog sites, Film School Rejects and Slash Films.

On Saturday January 30, Waititi will also host the Sundance Feature Film Awards Ceremony, which will be live streamed at sundance.org.

Waititi, who won a 2015 Cannes Gold Lion, a D&AD Pencil and Best Ads’ Best Interactive for the NZTA Snapchat campaign, Tinnyvision, in 2015, will direct Thor 3 for Marvel Studios next.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople stars Julian Dennison, the lead in Waititi’s Blazed produced by Curious, and Sam Neill. Curious executive producer and managing partner, Matt Noonan, co-produced the film and Curious Film post produced it. It is due for release in the new few months.


With offices in Sydney, Auckland and Queenstown, Curious Film is a full-service production company that represents some of the region’s most dynamic commercial directors and photographers. Founded fifteen years ago the company has been recognized at some of the world’s most prestigious awards festivals including the Cannes Film Festival, Cannes Lions, D&AD, ADC, Clios, One Show, NYF Award, Axis, Spikes, AdFest and Young Guns. Curious Film offers a full-service production facility for commercial and feature film productions; is a participating member of SPAA, SPADA, CPC; and is proud to be the region’s first CarboNZero production company