Join filmmaker Falcon Gott as he presents three films on Indigenous issues and perspectives in this two-week event.
Boy is a dreamer who loves Michael Jackson. He lives with his brother Rocky, a tribe of deserted cousins and his Nan. Boy’s other hero, his father Alamein, is the subject of Boy’s fantasies, and he imagines him as a deep sea diver, war hero and a close relation of Michael Jackson. In reality Alamein is an inept, wannabe gangster who has been in jail for robbery. When Alamein returns home after seven years away, Boy is forced to confront the man he thought he remembered, find his own potential and learn to get along without the hero he had been hoping for.
Directed by: Taika Waititi • Produced by: Cliff Curtis, Ainsley Gardiner, Emanuel Michael • Screenplay by: Taika Waititi
Courtesy of Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga New Zealand Film Commission