Inspired by Taika Waititi’s Oscar®-nominated short Two Cars, One Night,
Boy is a heartfelt and hilarious coming of age tale about heroes, magic and
Michael Jackson. It’s 1984 and Michael Jackson’s Thriller is changing
lives on the rural East Coast of New Zealand.
Boy is a dreamer who loves Michael Jackson and dreams of some day meeting
him. Rocky is his younger brother who has imaginary magic powers. Alamein is the
president of The Crazy Horses. Members: 3. Alamein is Boy and Rocky’s dad.
Boy imagines him as a deep sea diver, rugby legend, war hero and close relation
of Michael Jackson. In reality, Alamein is an inept, wannabe gangster who has
been in jail for robbery.
What if the hero you’ve been waiting for is an egg?
- " It feels like a while since I smiled this wide and felt this good
watching any film, kiwi or otherwise. " – Kate Rodger
- " It's a disarmingly lovely, big-hearted film, and hilarious in places.
" – Cath Clarke (Guardian)
- " This is an upbeat, often hilarious, but never mawkish, celebration of
love. " – Amber Wilkinson (Eye for Film)