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Hunt for the Wilderpeople nominated for British award

The Kiwi film has nabbed a nomination at the upcoming British Independent Film Awards.
Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Taika Waititi’s film Hunt for the Wilderpeople has picked up yet another award nomination to add to its already impressive collection, as the Kiwi flick is in the running for Best International Independent Film at the British Independent Film Awards.

The movie, which starred Julian Dennison and Sam Neill as an unlikely duo on the run, will be facing off against Manchester By The Sea, Moonlight, Mustang and Toni Erdmann for the award. This year, the BIFAs ceremony will be held on December 4.

Watch a behind-the-scenes video from our shoot with Julian Dennison and Nadia Lim below. Story continues after the video.

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Also up for an award at the BIFAs is fellow Kiwi Ant Timpson, who worked as a producer on the horror comedy movie The Greasy Strangler, which is nominated in the Discovery Award category.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople has been a hit at film festivals around the globe with audience awards from the San Francisco International Film Festival, the Seattle International Film Festival, the Edinburgh International Film Festival and more.

Thor star Chris Hemsworth, who recently wrapped filming on the sequel Thor: Ragnarok with Taika in Australia, revealed he was a fan of the movie on Instagram earlier this year.

“One of the best films I’ve seen in a long time!” he gushed.

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