Taika Waititi Tells his Story at TIFF
The indigenous pride and personal insights of New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok, What We Do in the Shadows) elevate this film by Polyester Studio for The Toronto International Film Festival’s new director’s prize.
In this excerpt from a Q&A recorded at TIFF for the release of his film “Boy,” Waititi discusses the need for unique cultures to tell their own stories.
Client: TIFF / Toronto International Film Festival
Production: Polyester Studio
Producer: Jeremy Dimmock
Art Direction: Jasper Hilgers
Art / Illustration: Nan Lee & Patrick Dias
Cel Animation: Karen Lam, Isabelle Caron, Lily Chiao, Seung-Ju Lee,
3D Animation: Luis Campos
Final compositing and additional animation: Jasper Hilgers
Music/sound design: Jeff Moberg
Narration: Taika Waititi