DOWN UNDER BERLIN – AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND FILM FESTIVAL

Special guests at the German premiere of “Hunt for the Wilderpeople”

On 18 September Down Under Berlin will host the German premiere of the much anticipated New Zealand hit comedy “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” (2016) which was directed and written by Taika Waititi. Not only will the producer of the film, Carthew Neal, attend the screening but the premiere will also be introduced by His Excellency Rod Harris, New Zealand’s Ambassador to Germany.  The event is followed by a reception – with wine and pies sponsored by the New Zealand Embassy – during which this year’s winners of the Down Under Berlin Audience Awards for “Best Film” and “Best Short Film” will be announced.

Producer Carthew Neal will be available for interviews on 18 September. Please get in touch with us regarding further information.

About Carthew Neal
Carthew Neal has fourteen years’ experience as a producer for television and film, and is part of the Piki Films collective. He produces television through his Auckland-based company “Fumes”. In 2007 he created environmental info series “Wa$ted”, which was played or remade in 20 plus countries. An early pioneer in interactive web storytelling (2002’s “5 Minute Call”), Neal went on to produce web comedy “Aroha Bridge” and Madeleine Sami TV series “Super City”. He also manages musical acts, including “Aroha Bridge” creator, Coco Solid. The feature film “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” (2016), which he produced for director Taika Waititi, is the highest-grossing film in New Zealand this year, and he also produced David Farrier and Dylan Reeves’ documentary, “Tickled” (2016).

“We maximize the potential of creative talent and ideas to deliver addictive entertainment.”
– Carthew Neal, www.fumes.tv

Sunday, 18 September | 20:15h | Moviemento Kino
FESTIVAL CLOSING & GERMAN PREMIERE OF “HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE” (2016)
By Taika Waititi | NZ | 2016 | 93 min | German Premiere

Taika Waititi is back with a brilliant new film, which takes the audience on a hilarious hunt through the New Zealand wilderness in search of an odd couple: misfit kid Ricky Baker (Julian Dennison) and grumpy uncle Hec (Sam Neill). Full of nerdy and loveable characters, witty dialogue, a great soundtrack, and a special cameo by the director, this film broke the New Zealand box office record. Not to be missed!
www.wilderpeople.com

Tickets: 8 Euro (5-Ticket-Pass for 35 Euro)
Ticket reservation: moviemento.de or by phone: +49 (0)30 6924 785
Venue: Moviemento Kino, Kottbusser Damm 22, 10967 Berlin

Festival website: downunderberlin.de
Media area: downunderberlin.de/press
Festival program: bit.ly/2aNeWyD
Film stills: bit.ly/2aPyS1l
Accreditation: bit.ly/2aXsY0R

CONTACT
Berit Becker
MARKETING & MEDIA COOPERATIONS
berit.becker(at)downunderberlin.de
+49 (0)151 20647628
Jack Bradford
PR & MARKETING
jack.bradford(at)downunderberlin.de

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