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New Zealand film ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’ based on the book Wild Pork and Watercress written by Kiwi author Barry Crump and starring Sam Neill and Julian Dennison is scheduled for release in the U.S. on June 24.

huntWritten and directed by Taika Waititi, it is the highest grossing locally produced movie of all time and to mark the U.S release they are running a competition sponsored by the U.S. distributors The Orchard to WIN 2 round trip economy class tickets from Houston, San Francisco, Los Angeles or Honolulu to Auckland with Air New Zealand.

The #WilderpeopleSweepstakes Competition

To enter the competition, you can visit this link (which also has the U.S trailer for the film and competition rules): http://wilderpeople.film/

Follow the action on Twitter using hashtag #WilderpeopleSweepstakes

The prize includes flights only.   For the prize winners, Black Label Experience is available for:

  • any New Zealand accommodation bookings, including on arrival in Auckland or exclusive access to Barry Crump’s hut
  • New Zealand sightseeing including nature walks, thrill-seeking activities or food experiences
  • New Zealand transfers
  • Please note: The main airfare prize is sponsored by The Orchard; supplementary travel in New Zealand can be booked via us though we are not affiliated with the distributor of the film or production.

About ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’

Ricky Baker (Dennison), a defiant young city kid, is sent by child welfare services to live in the country with foster aunt Bella and cantankerous foster uncle Hec (Neill). When Bella suddenly passes away and child services decide to take Ricky back to a care home, Ricky runs away into the bush with uncle Hec in pursuit. Child services arrive to find the house empty, and come to the conclusion a bereaved and mentally unstable Hec has abducted Ricky. A national manhunt ensues, and the two have to get over their differences to survive.

Image credits:  Film posters copyright to Wilderpeople and the film distributors.