TV Series

Super City (2011)
Episode 2

…Taika Waitangi

More about Super City -> The Director


RadiRadiRah (2010)

Created by Elizabeth Mitchel and Oscar Kightley
Starring: Rhys Darby, Taika Waititi, Madeleine Sami, Oscar Kightley, David Fane and special guests Jemaine Clement and John Clarke

A comedy sketch tv show

… The Ordinary Alien

Synopsis

Taika Waititi takes one of his stand-up characters to the small screen, as we follow the adventures of an ordinary Alien, out to destroy earth, on a very small budget.

Photos

Links:

> Ordinary Alien on facebook
> @OrdinaryAlien

… Captain Hemi T. Cook (in Space Waltz)

Synopsis

It’s 3010 and New Zealand is sinking into the Pacific Ocean. Ten Million New Zealanders have been evacuated to the South Island while Captain Hemi T. Cook and the crew of NZ’s first ever space ship are in search of a new planet to call home.But can the survive alien attacks, freaky brown eyes, chronic space depression and some obnoxious Australians in order to achieve their mission in time?

Photos

Links
> Radiradirah on facebook
> Rhys Darby talks stand-up, spacesuits and yetis (video), Nov 4, 2009
> Radiradirah: A pack of jokers, May 20,2010
> Give this one a bit of time to grow, May 27, 2010


The Jaquie Brown Diares
Season 2 episode 7 “Brownward Spiral” (2009)

… Friendly Gypsy

Created by Gerard Johnstone, Jaquie Brown and Hayley Cunningham
Starring: Jaquie Brown, Madeleine Sami, Kim Sharee, Ryan Lampp, Jonathan Brugh, Geeling Ng

Synopsis

TV personality Jaquie Brown plays (and plays up) herself for delightful comic effect in this hit TV3 satire. Brown plays an egomaniacal reporter looking to climb the media ladder any which way she can. Auckland’s aspirational set: a cast of Metro social page alumni and wannabes, are skewered with self-referential glee. The show won Best Comedy at the 2009 Qantas Film and TV Awards. In this episode Jaquie responds to an internet forum about her and it sets in motion a chain of events that put her back on the path to self-destruction.

a clip with Taika

Photos

Links
> http://www.thejaquiebrowndiaries.co.nz/
> The Jaquie Brown Diaries on TV3
> The Official Facebook Fan Page of Jaquie Brown
> The Jaquie Brown Diaries on nzonscreen.com


Flight of the Conchords (2007)
Season 1 episode 7 “Drive By”

… Gypsy King’s Fan

A fake commercial

> for more about Flight of the Conchords go to The Director


Life on Ben (2002)

…Gloob

Created and directed by Luke Nola

Synopsis

TV series featuring the voices of Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi. Jemaine is the green guy, Gordon and Taika is the purple guy, Gllob. They come from Ben’s butt but are taken from their home violently and planted at the base of Ben’s nose when he gets an itch down there and then picks his nose. The series follows the two symbiotic creatures on their quest to get back to Ben’s butt making contact with a surreal zoo of creatures that call Ben home.

Trailer

Watch the series on NZ On Screen

Links
> Luke Nola’s You Tube channel
> Buglife


The Living Room : Series One (2002)

…Larry Pritchard from Larry Pritchard Productions

Synopsis

This is an early screen showing of “the music comedy phenomenon” aka Flight of the Conchords. The excerpts from The Living Room, follow Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement from Wellington to perform at the 2002 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Dreams of fame confront Jonah Lomu (!), budget digs and anonymity, which the duo faces with the droll resolve they’d make their trademark. Larry Pritchard (Taika Waititi) takes on the pre-Murray manager role. The next year the duo were nominated for a Perrier Award, en route to an HBO TV series, cult stardom, Grammy and Oscar wins.

Links

> The Living Room – Series One (Flight of the Conchords) on NZ On Screen (12 mins)


The Tribe
Series 4 episode 24 (2002)

… Virtual Reality Cowboy

Created by Raymond Thompson and Harry Duffin
Starring: Caleb Ross, Tom Hern, Beth Allen, Antonia Prebble

Synopsis

A post-apocalyptic TV series primarily aimed at teenagers. It is set in a hypothetical near-future in which all adults have been wiped out by a deadly virus, leaving the children of the world to fend for themselves. The show’s focus is on an unnamed city inhabited by tribes of children and teenagers. It was primarily filmed in and around Wellington, New Zealand.

Virtual Cowboys

Virtual Cowboys (played by Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement) appear opposite Lex in Ram’s reality space as Ram puts his virtual environment through its paces.

Links
> http://www.tribeworld.com/
> Official The Tribe Facebook page
> The Tribe on IMDb
> tribeHeaven


The Strip
Series 1 episodes 8 – 20 (2002)

… Mostin as Taika Cohen

Creator: Alan Brash
Starring: Luanne Gordon, Renée Ellwood and Jodie Rimmer

Synopsis

A corporate lawyer, after finding her husband in bed with his lover, decides her life needs a new direction and chucks in her job, to open a strip club.

From Mostin’s profile on Man Alive

STARSIGN
Mostin Spess, born Buenos Aires Argentina.
AGE
What are years between people such as us?
STARSIGN
Sagittarpricorn.
IF I COULD BE AN ANIMAL
I’d be: I am an animal. So are you. Let us acknowledge this.
JOBS BEFORE MANALIVE
Frosty Boy Ice Cream man, rental car cleaner, tattoo designer.
CHILDHOOD PETS
Wanted a Wolf. I got a Hamster. I named him Attila but he never really lived up to it.
FAVOURITES
Colour
Melon crème.
Books
Asterix and Obelix, The way of the Samurai, Silver Surfer, The Koran, anything on Human Anatomy.
TV Shows
I Love Lucy, Mr. Ed., Bewitched, Thunderbirds.
Pastimes
Playstation, videos, masturbation.
QUOTE
Erotic dance is the vertical expression of a horizontal desire.

Series 1 ep. 08 excerpt

Photos

Links
> http://www.thestrip.co.nz/
> http://www.manalive.co.nz/
> The Strip on IMDb


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