Taika Waititi | Co-Creator, Executive Producer | Reservation Dogs

Taika Waititi

Co-Creator / Executive Producer

Taika Waititi is an Academy Award®, Emmy® and GRAMMY®-winning writer, director, actor and producer. Most recently, Waititi directed and co-wrote the highly anticipated film Thor: Love and Thunder, now streaming on Disney+. His film Jojo Rabbit received six Oscar® nominations, including Best Picture, and earned him an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay. The film, which was released by Searchlight Pictures, was also nominated for a Golden Globe® for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and won a GRAMMY for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media, among other accolades. Previously, Waititi directed the critically-acclaimed blockbuster Thor: Ragnarok for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, as well as the beloved indie films Hunt for the Wilderpeople, What We Do in the Shadows, Boy and the Oscar-nominated short film Two Cars, One Night. He also executive produced through Piki Films, his production company with Carthew Neal, The Breaker Upperers, Baby Done and the first Indigenous Canadian/New Zealand co-production, Night Raiders, which premiered at the 2021 Berlin International Film Festival.

Waititi is currently preparing for the release of his upcoming film Next Goal Wins, which he wrote, directed and produced, based on the 2014 documentary of the same name. Searchlight Pictures will release the film in theaters this fall. Waititi is also executive producer of Billy Luther’s film Frybread Face and Me, which premiered at SXSW in 2023. Previously, Waititi was seen in Shawn Levy’s Free Guy from 20th Century Studios, alongside Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer and Joe Keery. 

For television, Waititi is in post-production on Hulu’s Interior Chinatown, for which he directed the pilot and also executive produced, as well as Time Bandits for Apple TV+ and season two of the Max fan-favorite period comedy, Our Flag Means Death, in which he stars as “Blackbeard” and serves as executive producer.

Also for the small screen, Waititi is the co-creator and executive producer of FX’s Reservation Dogs, for which he co-wrote the first episode with co-creator Sterlin Harjo. The series has been well-received, winning the 2021 Gotham Award for Breakthrough Series – Short Form and the 2022 Independent Spirit Award for Best New Scripted Series, as well as earning nominations at this year’s Critics Choice Awards and Writers Guild of America Awards, among other honors. Additionally, Waititi directed the season one finale of The Mandalorian for Disney+, in which he also voices “IG-11,” and serves as executive producer on FX’s critically acclaimed TV adaptation of What We Do in the Shadows, for which he’s directed several episodes.

Sterlin Harjo headshot wearing black glasses and a woven tan hat, with a deer in front of him.

Sterlin Harjo

Co-Creator / Executive Producer / Showrunner / Writer / Director