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Bring our coming-of-age comedy—the all-time New Zealand box office champ—to America! We need a laugh!
Bring our coming-of-age comedy—the all-time New Zealand box office champ—to America! We need a laugh!
1,826 backers pledged $110,796 to help bring this project to life.


All the pieces are in place and we're going to go crazy for the last big push. Self-distribution is definitely harder but it feels WAY better to be doing it yourself

It's like a big adventure involving lots of creative freedom and lots of asking for money. 

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    1. Creator Alex on February 27, 2012

      Awesome job! Can't wait to see the BOY!

    2. Creator Jason Peters on February 25, 2012

      Choice bro - well done :)

    3. Creator Vicki Lee on February 25, 2012

      Boy oh boy oh BOY!

    4. Creator Ricky Cox on February 25, 2012

      Done and Done :) You made it with extra funding and still six days to boot. Congratulations!!!

    5. Creator Lisa Gray on February 25, 2012

      Congratulations Taika, such a great movie deserves to be seen by the world. I'm sure it will rock New York (now to invent some kind of transporter so I can pop over for the opening). Go boy!

    6. Creator Tanemahuta Gray on February 24, 2012

      Congratulations Taika! You have done an amazing job raising the first objective of funds to get Boy into the USA. I love it when big dreamers make their dreams come to reality! We are also planning a mission to get "Maui - One Man Against The Gods " into Hawaii, and you have given us more inspired confidence to keep sharing our stories with this great nation of wonderful people. (It will be like a homecoming, because "Maui" is just as much a Hawaiian ancestor as a New Zealand one! Kia kaha mo te tuuwheratanga o "Boy" kei Amerika!!!

    7. Creator Jeff Read on February 24, 2012

      Hey road warrior Taika Waititi! I'm cheering & rooting for you my Maori Kiwi friend! Thanks for joining us at RW360. I'm glad to be a backer and supporter of your film, "Boy." I've promoted it online to all my personal friends (896+) and all my road warriors (6,446) around the world! I can't wait to see it in America! All the best. Sincerely, JR -

    8. Creator Shawna Scott on February 24, 2012

      Nearly there! So excited!

    9. Creator irina vodar on February 24, 2012

      or just a plain celebration...

    10. Creator irina vodar on February 24, 2012

      Look at you go! How awesome- It looks very close...
      I'm cheering!
      btw, where can we find you on March 2nd?
      I heard something about the opening...

    11. Creator Rikki Owen on February 24, 2012

      Almost there bro, awesome!

    12. Creator Jana Branch on February 24, 2012

      So close! 1,416+ people want this to happen -- how can it NOT?

    13. Creator Sylwia Rejs on February 24, 2012

      You've got creative freedom, soon you'll get some money. I'm happy to follow your adventures :-)

    14. Creator David Kelly on February 24, 2012

      Good luck dude. Have you tried tweeting the major movie magazines like Empire or Total film and aksing for a retweet? I haven't seen Boy yet, but I love Eagle vs Shark. I retweeted and shared on facebook appealing anyone who has ever watched a pirate copy or download in the past and feels guilty about stealing from the movie industry to put a dollar back in to ease their guilt and make their peace with Hollywood..