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Hunt for the Wilderpeople – New Study Guide

Classroom resources New Zealand (nationwide)

Posted: 07 August 2017
Notice reference #: 1H9dsT

Hunt for the Wilderpeople is a 2016 NZ adventure comedy-drama film written and directed by Taika Waititi, whose screenplay was based on the book Wild Pork and Watercress by Barry Crump. Carthew Neal, Leanne Saunders, Matt Noonan, and Waititi produced the film. Sam Neill and Julian Dennison play 'Uncle' Hector and Ricky Baker, a father-figure and son who become the targets of a manhunt after fleeing into the NZ bush.

36 page study guide

Y11–13 Film Study

The study guide includes full worksheets for students including:

Getting into the film

Director notes



Narrative structure

Film techniques




Further information

Contact: Mike Graham

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