Taika Waititi – American Film Institute
Jojo Rabbit Film Still - Sam Rockwell, Taika Waititi, and Roman Griffin Davis

JOJO RABBIT (2019) – AFI Movie Club

Directed by and starring Taika Waititi, JOJO RABBIT (2019) was recognized in the year of its release with an AFI AWARD, naming it among the most outstanding motion pictures of year. According to the official rationale, “JOJO RABBIT pulls itself out of a hat – a cinematic magic trick of miraculous tonal mayhem.  Taika Waititi’s...
Boy Film Still - James Rolleston

AFI Movie Club: BOY

Equal parts heartwarming, heartbreaking and hilarious, BOY (2010) is the triumphant sophomore feature from writer/director Taika Waititi and a coming-of-age film set in rural New Zealand, which earned the Audience Award at AFI FEST 2010 for Best International Feature. The film stars James Rolleston, Te Aho Aho Eketone-Whitu and Waititi. Close Close Close HOW TO...

Catching Up with Editor and AFI Alum Varun Viswanath

Editor and AFI alum Varun Viswanath (AFI Class of 2012), ACE, has steadily built an enviable list of credits since graduating from the AFI Conservatory. His editing work includes the coming-of-age black comedy I AM NOT OK WITH THIS, the supernatural comedy series WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS – for which he was nominated…