Watch the Trailer for Taika Waititi's New Sundance Film 'Boy'

December 21, 2009
Source: Quiet Earth

Boy Trailer

I'm a bit hesitant about featuring this since I don't like watching trailers for Sundance films before going to Sundance, but I thought why the hell not. Boy is the new film from New Zealand comedian / filmmaker Taika Waititi, better known as Taika Cohen, who directed Eagle vs Shark in 2007 (read my review). Quiet Earth, who was the first to find the trailer, just emailed me about it, as I've been looking forward to seeing Taiki's follow-up to Eagle vs Shark. It was announced a few weeks ago that Boy would be premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in January. After watching this trailer, I definitely can't wait to see this there. Enjoy!

Watch the first trailer for Taika Waititi's Boy:

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When his father returns after many years away, 11-year-old Boy (James Rolleston) and his little brother Rocky (Te Aho Aho Eketone-Whitu) must reconcile reality with a fantasy dad they created in their minds.

Boy is written and directed by New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi, aka as Taika Cohen, who made his feature debut in 2007 with the Sundance gem Eagle vs Shark and also directed some episodes of "The Flight of the Conchords" as well as the short film Two Cars, One Night. This will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival 2010 in January. This doesn't have a US distributor yet, but it'll probably find one at Sundance.

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Reader Feedback - 24 Comments


Doesn't look half bad. I love Eagle vs. Shark, so, I guess I'll be watching for this one.

FancyMonocle on Dec 21, 2009


Looks great!

Dark Fist on Dec 21, 2009


Looks like fun!

Nick Sears on Dec 21, 2009


Lookin good

Sgt. Pepper on Dec 21, 2009


Awesome, except I'm sick of Michael Jackson.

Collin on Dec 21, 2009



JimD on Dec 21, 2009


kwerky, kool and kamp kiwi it

dealers wheel on Dec 21, 2009


ah it doesnt have Jemaine Clement involved, gonna skip this one

Scott McHenry on Dec 21, 2009


This looks brilliant, funny but with real heart 🙂 Can't wait!

Helen on Dec 21, 2009



DoomCanoe on Dec 21, 2009


michael jackson would've raped the shit outta this kid if he had the chance.

man purse on Dec 21, 2009


gonna see it, defo

monkeeman on Dec 22, 2009


@11.... Ohhh Myy Freakin God........ LOLOL. Its still wrong though. MJ is a musical genius.

duane on Dec 22, 2009


@11 couldn't stop laughing at that comment. It's wrong but allegedly right, he he.

Crapola on Dec 22, 2009


This film looks like something I would definitely watch.

William Birdshead on Dec 22, 2009


@Scott McHenry - yeah you should go see Gentlemen Broncos and I'll watch this. Lets see who gets to find it in a cinema first. Which Sundance screening is your choice at clown?

Shanays on Dec 22, 2009


This looks pretty good and funny!

Eliza on Dec 22, 2009


This look aweeeesome, didnt think it could top 2 cars one night but it looks like it just night....tu meke apanui

Rakis on Dec 23, 2009


i saw the short film. it was prety good. looking forward to this one

blaise on Dec 27, 2009


As a Kiwi living in the U.S I don't get to see much of my own culture on the goggle-box anymore...noticed plenty of Maori extra's in Avatar though and Weta Work Shop's involvement though. This is a little more lo-tech, but looks pretty kapai.

Hookimai on Jan 4, 2010


i guess michael jackson hadnt died when he made this movie lol.

mj on Jan 24, 2010


THis movie should make it easier for Maori input in cinema. Its always been there but up and comers with fresh vital input may get help for thier creativity in bigger ways.

wikiriwhi on Mar 6, 2010


As someone who grew up where this was shot and in 1984 was a similar age, I can't wait to spend an hour and a half going back to a very cherished time! Now living in the UK will make it all the more special...let's hope that Billy T, Barry Crump might get a mention..!

jeff on Mar 27, 2010


This loooks real goood 🙂

Gaabbyy :P on Apr 14, 2010

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