Distraction Tactics: Film Club interview

Taika Waititi was invited by Bastille’s frontman Dan Smith to talk about “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” live on the band’s Instagram @bastilledan as part of Distraction Tactics: Film Club. The premise of Distraction Tactics is to tour the world via film, with Dan Smith hosting a discussion of each film at the end of the week.

This week’s stop on the Wild World Film Tour was New Zealand.

Taika talked about:

  • life during the lockdown
  • filming of the opening and closing shots of “Hunt for the Wilderpeople”
  • finding and working with child actors
  • working with Julian Dennison
  • staying in touch with the cast
  • pick-me-up movies, particularly at the moment
  • his best bird call impression

Watch the interview below:


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