It’s 1984, and Michael Jackson is king – even in Waihau Bay, New Zealand. Here we meet Boy, an 11-year-old who lives on a farm with his gran, a goat, and his younger brother, Rocky (who thinks he has magic powers). Shortly after Gran leaves for a week, Boy’s father, Alamein, appears out of the blue. Having imagined a heroic version of his father during his absence, Boy comes face to face with the real version-an incompetent hoodlum who has returned to find a bag of money he buried years before. This is where the goat enters.
Tagline:Summer, Girls, Gangs, Drugs … its not easy being eleven.
Cast:Cherilee Martin, Cohen Holloway, Craig Hall, Darcy Ray Flavell-Hudson, Ei Kura Albert, Haze Reweti, Heke-turoa ‘Panache’ Ropitini, Hoanihuhi Takotohiwi, James Rolleston, Maakariini Butler, Madeleine Sami, Manaia Callaghan, Manihera Rangiuaia, Mavis Paenga, Moerangi Tihore, Montana Te Kani-Williams, Ngapaki Emery, Ngaru-toa Puru, Pana Hema Taylor, Rachel House, Rajvinder Eria, Rangiteaorere Raki, RickyLee Waipuka-Russell, Ruataarehu Waititi, Stuart Rutherford, Taika Waititi, Tainui Callaghan, Te Aho Aho Eketone-Whitu, Te Urikore Waititi-Lake, Tuhoro Ranihera Christie, Waihoroi Shortland, Waimihi Hotere, Wairangi Herewini