…learn the rules before you break them…

More Taika news from Qatar! Here‘s a very short interview he gave to a Qatari radio station, QF RADIO 93.7 FM, where he offers advice on how to keep your ideas intact from page one to the final scene. The Taika part is from about 5:50 till 7:54 min. You can also download this episode!

The last words he says remind me of what he said in this video when asked for a piece of advice for the Wellington independent film scene (watch from about 3:00 min.):

I love how he hits the nail with just one sentence.

From other news. I can’t wait to finally see a new TV show directed by Taika and I’m not talking about The Inbetweeners. It’s called Super City and was shot from July to September this year in Auckland, New Zealand. The show has now got its page on tv3.co.nz. You should also LIKE its official facebook page.

SUPER CITY is a six-part comedy series starring Madeleine Sami (Jaquie Brown Diaries & Sione’s Wedding) and directed by Taika Waititi (Boy & Eagle vs. Shark).

Sami hilariously transforms into five acutely observed and very different characters all living in our country’s super city. There’s Pasha, an aging cheerleader clinging to her partying lifestyle; Azeem, an immigrant taxi driver embracing Maori culture; Jo, a closeted gym instructor in love with her best friend; Linda, the runt of her “old girls” clique fostering impoverished artists and Georgie, a homeless girl whose freedom is unexpectedly interrupted.

Super City is an edgy yet heartfelt satire. Sami’s delusional characters shock through the ludicrously awkward scenarios they find themselves in.

Yep, this should be good:)


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