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dandy lyons
 Post subject: BOY (aka The Volcano) - Taika's new feature length film
PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 6:51 am 
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http://www.flicks.co.nz/news/first-look-at-the-volcano/

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How excited are we?! The first look at Taika Waititi's (Eagle vs Shark, Flight of the Conchords) '80s set, comedy-drama The Volcano.

Principle photography for the film, written and directed by Waititi, has wrapped in beautiful Waihau Bay and post production is now underway in Auckland.

This is the first image released from the film and introduces the three stars – James Rolleston, Te Aho Eketone-Whitu and Waititi himself. The two boys play brothers Boy and Rocky, who are trying to find their potential whilst living in the shadow of their larger-than-life father Alamein, played by Waititi.

The Volcano is the first acting venture for Rolleston and Eketone-Whitu. Eketone-Whitu (8) is from the small town of Minginui near Rotorua, and Rolleston (11) is from Opotiki. Rolleston auditioned as an extra, but took on one of the lead roles in the final weeks before production began.

Waititi grew up in Waihau Bay, which provided some of the inspiration for The Volcano. Set in the 1980’s, The Volcano is a coming-of-age story, and is inspired by Waititi’s short film Two Cars, One Night, which was nominated for an Oscar for Best Short Film in 2005. This will be released through Transmission Films in the first quarter of 2010 and has been licensed for subsequent TV broadcast by Maori Television.

On shooting The Volcano, Waititi says, “It was a special experience taking my story home and making it with my friends and Whanau. The kids were great in their auditions, but their performances on set were groundbreaking. Nothing went wrong; the universe conspired to make this the most stress free shoot since River Queen. I’m still amazed nobody found out I’ve been winging it this whole time, I know absolutely nothing about film!”

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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 7:10 am 
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Yeah was just reading this as they sent me an email about it.

Sounds cool. Will write more later. Off for a day out in a bit.


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I refuse to believe that Taiki knows NOTHING about film. :hrmpf:

He's so brilliant at it.

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dandy lyons wrote:
"...I’m still amazed nobody found out I’ve been winging it this whole time, I know absolutely nothing about film!”

:lol: He fakes it well.

Can I just say that I really :heart: Taika. Not that I want to jump him, although he is easy on the eyes. I've just really enjoyed everything I've seen him do. He's talented and quirky and odd, and I dig that in a person. :thumb:


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Taika is very sweet too! I messaged him a couple times when Eagle vs Shark came out and he responded each time! (and promptly too) :heart:

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dandy lyons wrote:
Taika is very sweet too! I messaged him a couple times when Eagle vs Shark came out and he responded each time! (and promptly too) :heart:


Aww, what a sweetheart :D I simply LOVE what Taika did with E vs S, so I can't wait to see what this film has in store!!

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Is this movie still being made? I really want to see a new Taika film. :(

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It's in post-production now. So, it's happening.

Here's the still from the film from the earlier press release:
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It makes me laugh!

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so exciting! I seriously can't wait :whitey:

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:lol: Taika is amazing.

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Taika is very talented, and I have to say I really like his sense of humor. :bounce:


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The more I see Taika the more I love him :)

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From The Volcano emerges Boy, a story of potential

Monday, 12 October 2009, 1:13 pm
Press Release: Transmission Films

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 12th October 2009

From The Volcano Emerges Boy

From THE VOLCANO emerges BOY, a story of potential.

The year is 1984, and on the rural East Coast of New Zealand “Thriller” is changing kids’ lives. Inspired by the Oscar nominated Two Cars, One Night, BOY is the hilarious and heartfelt coming-of-age tale about heroes, magic and Michael Jackson.

When asked about the change from the working title, producer Ainsley Gardiner comments “As we cut the film the performance from the lead, James Rolleston, was just so simple and powerful, that it felt like it needed the same in a title. ‘Boy’ just says it like it is.”

Written and directed by Taika Waititi, BOY has just finished editing in Auckland. It was shot in beautiful Waihau Bay and sound post production is now underway in Wellington at Park Road Post.

Waititi’s childhood in Waihau Bay provided much inspiration for BOY. On delivering the final cut of BOY Waititi comments, “I’m looking forward to showing my whanau what they helped to create. I don’t think they really knew what I did before that, even now, I’m not sure if they really know what they’ve done.”

BOY is the debut feature for James Rolleston and Te Aho Eketone-Whitu.

Rolleston (11) is Boy, a dreamer who loves Michael Jackson and lives with his brother Rocky, and a tribe of deserted cousins and his Nan. Eketone-Whitu (8), plays Rocky who spends his days being weird, hanging out with his dead mother at the cemetery and working on controlling his magic powers, the ones that he believes put Mum there.

Boy’s other hero, his father, Alamein (Waititi) is the subject of Boy’s fantasies, and he imagines him 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’.

BOY will be released through Transmission Films on April 1st of 2010 - Summer, girls, drugs, gangs…it’s not easy being 11.

Source http://www.flicks.co.nz/news/from-the-v ... erges-boy/

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A nice new article on this project, linked to by the @conchordsnet twitter:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0910/S00192.htm

The name of the movie has apparently changed from The Volcano to BOY :D

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Thread title has been changed to reflect this.

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