In The Home Boy

★★★★★ Funny, heartbreaking, magical

Peter Calder – NZ Herald

★★★★ A truly original piece of cinema ... full of craziness and heart

Margaret Pomeranz – At The Movies
Key art for Boy

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 (he can even dance like him). In reality he's “in the can 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.

James Rolleston
Te Aho Eketone-Whitu
Taika Waititi
Director: Taika Waititi
Writer: Taika Waititi
Producers: Ainsley Gardner,
Official Selection - In Competition
Sundance Film Festival 2010
Official Selection, Winner Audience Award
Sydney Film Festival 2010
Melbourne International Film Festival 2010