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Do you recognise this face?

Julian Dennison may still be at school but his star is rising fast. Landing the role of Ricky Baker alongside Sam Neill in Taika Waititi's new film 'Hunt for the Wilderpeople', you may already recognise him from some of his earlier work.

Blazed – Drug Driving in Aotearoa (2013)
“When my Dad’s blazed, he drives smooth as, like this….”
This NZ Transport Agency ad, directed by Taika Waititi, took the internet by storm. (It’s now sitting at over 2.4 million views on Youtube). This was Julian Dennison’s first taste of the spotlight, and where his working relationship with Taika Waititi began.


Shopping (2013)
“Once upon a time… there was two princes”
New Zealand, 1981: muscle cars, racial tensions and a thieving bird all inform the small town life of Willie and his younger brother Solomon, who was played by Julian Dennison in his very first feature film role.


Paper Planes (2015)
“I’m being supportive. That’s what mates do”
A film about a young Australian boy’s passion for flight and his challenge to compete in the World Paper Plane Championships in Japan. Julian Dennison played the supportive mate, Kevin.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

“I didn’t choose the skux life, the skux life chose me.”
Now it’s almost time to meet Ricky Baker, with Julian Dennison playing the lead role in Taika Waititi’s new film. He’s a real bad egg. He’s headed for Australian cinemas May 26!

Here’s Julian at the New Zealand premiere of Hunt for the Wilderpeople, having the most skux night ever.

Don’t miss one of the very special Australian event screenings of Hunt for the Wilderpeople, with Julian Dennison attending a special Q&A after the film! Tickets are almost sold out, so book now!

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