First Photos From Thor Ragnarok

Entertainment Weekly has dropped the first images from Taika’s latest feature film, Thor: Ragnarok. For anyone who has been hiding underground since the 2012 Chitauri Invasion (#nerdhumor) our dear friend and colleague Taika Waititi is helming one of 2017’s most anticipated additions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We all here at Hungry Man are massive…

Taika Waititi Named New Zealander of the Year

Yesterday Taika Waititi was named New Zealander of the Year at the annual Kiwi award show of the same name. He has won Sundance, he has won the AFI Awards, he has been nominated for an Oscar, and yet somehow Taika has managed to one-up himself. He is currently the top person in his country….

Taika Releases New Clip of the Adventures of Thor and Daryl

Remember Thor? Big hammer? Blonde beard? Dynamite abs? The guy who was somehow missing in Captain America: Civil War? Well Taika Waititi is back with yet another tease at where Thor has been all these years. For those who missed the first update at last year’s ComiCon, check it out HERE. For those familiar with…

Rotten Tomatoes Declares Taika’s Film the Best of 2016!!!

Rotten Tomatoes has announced its 2016 Golden Tomato Award Winners and Taika’s film Hunt for the Wilderpeople will go down as the Best Reviewed Film of 2016 in Limited Release. The picture currently has a 97% Fresh rating on the review aggregating site and of the FIVE critics that gave it a rotten review, one…

Taika’s [99% Fresh] Movie Hits iTunes

We here at Hungry Man realize in this cinematic world of tentpoles and franchises there might not be enough room at your local cineplexes for smaller family dramedies where the guy from Jurassic Park talks weird (i.e. with a New Zealand accent), but that’s why we’re here. To let you know the very day that…

Taika’s Record Breaking Movie Hits Theaters Today

100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. Official selection at Sundance. Highest grossing local film in New Zealand EVER. Taika’s new film Hunt for the Wilderpeople is in North American theaters today and you all need to go see this movie. For reals. No more tomfoolery. No more ballyhoo. Go see Wilderpeople. Now. Go see it. Today….

Week of Wilderpeople – Day Three!

Day 3 of Wilderpeople Week goes out to my homies rockin’ in NYC!!! Who’s going to see Taika’s new flick Hunt for the Wilderpeople this week? I know. All of you, right? Especially my peeps in Williamsburg who all say they saw What We Do In The Shadows before anybody else. We know you did,…

Week of Wilderpeople – Day Two!

This one goes out to all my Angelenos! If you are in the http://www.laviagraes.com/viagra-eyaculacion-tardia Los Angeles area this week and you enjoy laughter, either your own or that of a large group of people, we highly recommend you head on over to the Arclight and/or Landmark theaters to see Taika Waititi’s latest picture Hunt for…

Taika’s Movie is Nigh!

Good morning Hungry Friends, and welcome to Wilderpeople Week! That’s right, that almost-alliterative-title can mean only one thing: Taika’s newest feature film Hunt for the Wilderpeople gets its North American release this week. In anticipation of this long awaited launch Taika and the film’s star, Julian Dennison, will be doing Q&A’s all week at movie…

Taika’s New Movie is Comin’ Atcha World!

We have some good, non-Thor related Taika Waititi news this week. His latest feature film and Sundance hit, Hunt for the Wilderpeople has its worldwide distribution. Not surprising after Wilderpeople became the highest-grossing local film ever in New Zealand, taking NZ$9.6 million ($6.52 million) over seven weeks. It was finally announced this week in Variety…

Taika Beat Batman!

Everybody’s been wondering who’s going to win, Batman or Superman? Well, in New Zealand the answer is neither. Taika Waititi’s latest feature film, Hunt for the Wilderpeople has DEMOLISHED Warner Brother’s latest attempt at a superhero franchise at the box office. As both IndieWire and the New Zealand Herald points out, Wilderpeople took in a…

Sundance Loves Taika

Sundance Weekend opened with a friggin bang for Hungry Man. Takia Waititi had the premiere for his latest feature film, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, and it’s getting excellent reviews. Now, we won’t kid ya, Taika’s had a tough year what with CBS naming his last picture What We Do In The Shadows one of the…

CBS Names Taika’s Movie in Top 20 of 2015

CBS News announced their Top 20 Best Films of 2015 this week and, no surprise here, Taika Waititi’s What We Do In The Shadows made the list. Right up there with The Revenant, Room, Spotlight, and Steve Jobs, CBS News says What We Do In The Shadows “…zig-zagged and swerved instead of staying on a…

If It’s Sundance, It’s Taika

It’s just about that time of the year, folks. Sundance is back, which can mean but one thing: Taika Waititi has a new movie premiering there. Sure enough like death, taxes, and Robert Redford’s eternal handsomeness, Taika’s new picture “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” is hitting Park City in January. According to Variety his new flick’s…

#TBT Classic Taika’s Cannes Win

Remember when Taika won gold at Cannes a few months ago for Branded Content and Entertainment? Well we do. If you haven’t seen his latest spot for New Zealand Transport Agency, “Tinnyvision” you have to check it out herein. It is what we at the office have taken to calling “Classic Waititi,” meaning it has…

Campaign Brief Loves Taika & Rhys Darby

Taika and Rhys are at it again with a new Crazy Domains spot “Gorgeous Greta.” Campaign Brief has all the lowdown on how this marriage of comedic minds came together. Spoiler alert: Rhys’ wardrobe in this spot was all his own. He just showed up to set in that skirt so everybody went with it….

Taika Waititi and Rhys Darby Are At It Again

I’ve had several people approach me on the street recently and say, “Hungry Man guy, I recently saw Taika Waititi’s newest Vampire mocumentary What We Do In The Shadows — available on VOD right now everywhere — and I just could not get enough of the Takia and Rhys Darby combo. Do you know where…

Hungry Man Wins a Plethora of D&AD Pencils

The 2015 D&AD Awards were held in London last night and Hungry Man’s got more pencils than a Bic warehouse! We took more lead than Sonny Corleone at a toll booth. We made more pencils disappear than The Joker! … I think three is enough. Let’s go down the list: Bryan Buckley et al nabbed…

Taika is in Shots!

Taika’s new spot about an ashamed son coming clean to his father is profiled in Shots TODAY! Cred where cred’s due: Wieden & Kennedy / London Kim Papworth – Creative Director Max Batten – Creative Lou Hake – Producer Click through here to read the article!

Taika and Jemaine Clement Are At the SoHo Apple! Get ‘Em!

I’m going to speak to two subsets of our New York audience right now. First up, Taika Waititi and Flight of the Conchords fans. If you guys want to meet the minds behind Flight of the Conchords as well as Eagle Vs. Shark, Boy, and other such wonderful films, you should head over to the…

Taika’s Movie Hits US Friday the 13th (and NPR loves it)

The time has come, America. Much like mythical creatures who lurk in darkness for millennia on end, we have been waiting an eternity for this week and at last it is within our grasp! Taika’s vampire mockumentary, What We Do In The Shadows, has come to America! That’s right, folks. If you live in New…

Fast Company Is All About Taika’s Vampire Moc-Doc

Anybody lucky enough to go to this years Toronto International Film Festival? I meant to go but it’s not hockey season yet and why would someone go to Canada when it’s not hockey season? That’s like visiting New England at a time when there’s no browning foliage to look at. Anyways, if you were at…

Taika Waititi Has The Number One Movie In New Zealand

Channing Tatum, Tom Cruise, Hugh Jackman. These guys don’t stand a chance against Taika Waititi. This week Taika’s latest film What We Do In The Shadows (trailer above) scored the number one spot at the New Zealand box office, raking in over $750,000. Now, I know it would be rash to make sweeping declarations like…

Taika Wins an Award Award

No, you’re not having a stroke or seeing double, Taika took home the gold at last night’s 35th annual AWARD Awards. To hear them tell it, the AWARD Awards is “The Australasian Writers and Art Directors Association – now in its 35th year is the single most important regional awards show. It has a membership…

Taika Is Up For An Andy

Taika is up for three Andy Awards. Yes, it sounds like an award your college buddy made up after nobody could chug three beer bongs in two minutes like his roommate Andy could, but it’s not. The 50th Annual Andy Awards is designed to celebrate “bravery in advertising” as well as pretty good alliteration. Taika…

Ski Patrol 2: Taika and Jemaine Take Sundance

Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement have been all over Park City this week chatting up reporters, challenging American idioms, and occasionally discussing the finer points of their new film “What We Do In The Shadows,” written, directed, and starring both men. They’ve given many interviews just a smattering of which make this list: New York…

Everybody’s Talkin’ ‘Bout Taika

Now we know how Harry Nilsson felt. Taika’s latest campaign for Carlton Dry beer has all of the big Ad outlets talking: Creativity Online B&T Campaign Brief Ad News They all love Taika’s #HelloBeer spots and, at the risk of sounding gauche, we do too. The spots feature a bunch of flatmates (roommates to us…

Mr. Waititi Goes to Sundance…. and Berlin.

Taika Waititi was back in action in Park City this year and this time he came with Jemaine. The two directors have teamed up on a vampire mock-doc called “What We Do in the Shadows,” about group of Kiwi vampires struggling to understand and adapt to modern society. The film stars Taika and Jemaine, as…

Source E Talks To Hungry Man About Funny

From the moment the first human uttered its first chuckle, the question of “What is funny?” has plagued our species as we time and time again tried to bring smiles to our friends, impress persons of romantic interest, and uplift the otherwise downtrodden. “What is funny?” is one of the most elusive questions on the…

Once Again Taika Blazes a Trail

Taika’s newest spot for the New Zealand Transport Agency is getting some impressive nods from the press. David Kiefaber with AdWeek calls the spot “…curious, funny and charming.” Creativity Online says Blazed is “…a wonderfully scripted spot.” Agency Spy says that Blazed is –and we can’t make this up– “…a perfect anti-drug psa.” The public…

Whoa Awesome new spot Taika! That’s so ‘MID-WULS’!!

“Gretchen, Stop trying to make fetch happen. It’s NOT going to happen.” Everyone knows the iconic quote from the 2004 classic, “Mean Girls”. Unfortunately for Gretchen, “Fetch” never really caught on in the movie. Well, ladies and gents, it’s 2013 and it seems our good friends at Optimum are bringing out the newest slang for…

Taika’s State of the -Ation for Samsung!

Taika Waititi, the man of many talents. Actor, director, writer and most importantly able to speak with a charming New Zealand accent. What can’t he do? Well,  in the lastest of his recent accomplishments, Taika stars in a web film for the NEW Samsung Galaxy Note II! In it, Taika shares with us the many…

Taika Waititi Stars in Flickerfest and Sundance Short

Takia takes on the role of a man having one hell of a hangover in Nash Edgerton’s short film “The Captain.” Featured in this article and it’s accompanying video, Nash explains how they found the location and shot the film within the span of just a few days.

90210. Enough said.

Jennie Garth and heart throbs Luke Perry and Jason Priestly make a comeback in Taika Waititi’s new commercial for Old Navy, “Why Choose”? Check it out!

Pure Taika

In his new ad for Steinlager, New Zealand’s Sweetheart, Taika Waititi, shows us just how good New Zealanders have it.

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NBC’s ‘Brotherhood Of Man’: Stars Unite For Super Bowl Promo

Check out the superstars of NBC in this spectacular musical promo for the Superbowl directed by Hungry Man’s own Taika Waititi!

Hungry Man at the AICP AWARDS SHOW

Bryan Buckley‘s joint collaboration with Brooklyn Brothers scooped up an award in the Best Performance Dialogue Category for “New Era -912 and on the Lam”. Taika Waititi‘s Sour Patch Kids music video with Mother Advertising won in the Product Integration Category in the NEXT SHOW. Congrats to Bryan and Taika!

“Boy” Reviews

“Boy” is getting amazing reviews all over the place 🙂 Read this review from the NY Times! Congrats Taika!

Director becomes the Weatherman!

Taika does the weather on the news today!!!

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Life is complete!!! Director Taika Waititi’s feature film “BOY” is premiering in the US!!

An official Sundance Selection, “Boy” is premiering this FRIDAY, MARCH 2ND exclusively at the Angelika Theatre and Lincoln Center in Soho. Be sure to come and show your support for this incredible movie!

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Production Company A-List 2011: Hungry Man

Guess the world is really hungry for our love cause Adcritic just listed us on the Production Company A-List of 2011! Go Hungry Man!

NBC Superstars Star in Superbowl Commercial!

Check out the superstars of NBC in this spectacular musical promo for the Superbowl directed by Hungry Man’s own Taika Waititi!