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Taika Waititi, also known as Taika Cohen, hails from the Raukokore region of the East Coast of New Zealand, and is of Te-Whanau-a-Apanui (father) and Jewish (mother) descent. He has been involved in the film industry for several years, initially as an actor, and now focusing on writing and directing. Two Cars, One Night is Taika's first ... See full bio »

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  Time Bandits (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode) (announced)
- Pilot ... (executive producer)
  We're Wolves (producer) (announced)
 2019 Jojo Rabbit (producer) (completed)
 2018-2019 Wellington Paranormal (TV Series) (executive producer - 19 episodes)
- Episode #2.13 (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.12 (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.11 (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.10 (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.9 (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2019 What We Do in the Shadows (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- Ancestry (2019) ... (executive producer)
- The Orgy (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Citizenship (2019) ... (executive producer)
- The Trial (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Baron's Night Out (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2018 The Breaker Upperers (executive producer)
 2018 FafswagVogue.com (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2016 Hunt for the Wilderpeople (producer)
 2015 Brown Eye (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2014 What We Do in the Shadows (producer - produced by)
 2012 The Inbetweeners (TV Series) (consulting producer - 11 episodes)
- The Dance (2012) ... (consulting producer)
- Spa Time (2012) ... (consulting producer)
- Reading Gives You Wings (2012) ... (consulting producer)
- Fire! (2012) ... (consulting producer)
- The Field Trip (2012) ... (consulting producer)
 2005 What We Do in the Shadows: Interviews with Some Vampires (Short) (executive producer - as T. Cohen)
 2004 Heinous Crime (Short) (producer - as Taika Cohen)
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