INTERVIEW: Director Taika Waititi on ‘Eagle vs Shark’


  New Zealand director Taika Waititi 's comedy "Eagle vs. Shark" chronicles the quirky romance of two awkward misfits, Lily (Loren Horsley), a shy fast-food restaurant cashier, and her crush, Jarrod (Jermaine Clement), an electronic store clerk. On the day Lily gets fired from her job at Meaty Boy, she musters up the courage to attend Jarrod's annual "come as your favorite animal" costume party. The dressy affair sparks the beginnings of a romance as well as a small journey for the pair to Jarrod's quiet hometown, in which Jarrod plans to seek revenge on an old nemesis... 

Waititi answered questions ahead of the Sundance Film Festival back in January where the film had its world premiere. The film has gone on to travel the world fest circuit, picking up awards at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival and the Newport Beach Film Festival. Below are excerpts from Cohen's iW interview. Miramax will begin to roll out the film in limited release Friday, June 15 in New York and Los Angeles followed by an expansion on June 22. 

(Source: IndieWire)

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