Hunt for the Wilderpeople – local project to explore your adventurous side

Main image: Screenshot from the New Zealand film Hunt for the Wilderpeople. Courtesy of Compass Presents.

Knowle West residents are being invited to join a hunt to discover the wilder side to their local area – with a new community cinema project.

Run by Compass Presents – experts in ‘expanded cinema’ – the South Bristol event will be encouraging people to discover new wild places locally through a series of challenges – connected to New Zealand’s comedy adventure film Hunt for the Wilderpeople.

There are seven challenges which participants have a week to complete – each designed to get you exploring your neighbourhood. They can be incorporated into a person’s daily exercise and have been designed with COVID safety in mind.

They will promote the event’s wider themes of engaging with nature, personal wellbeing through exercise – and developing a new appreciation of local community places.

The Northern Slopes is one of the local wild areas to explore.

The first 25 people to complete the challenges will win a special ‘watch along’ box full of themed goodies and prizes.

Those taking part are then invited to view the film on 10 April at 7pm – separately but together.

Compass Presents has been working with Knowle West Media Centre and a grass roots community group on the project – which is funded by Big Lottery Community Fund and Film Hub South West.

Grassroots community group helped to create the project

Claudia Collins from Knowle West is one of the community members who has been helping to create the event.

She says: “It’s such a cool project to be part of, we are learning so many new skills… 

“As well as that we have made new friends and have got to showcase our creativity and some of the amazing green spaces in South Bristol.

“The expanded watch along event feels perfect to celebrate coming out of lockdown safely and being let back out into the wild.”

Director of Compass Presents, Tara Sachdeva says: “…It’s been a pleasure to work with local people to amplify the personality of South Bristol through this film event.

“Our work with the group – to develop skills to move further into the creative industries, and continue to bring culture to their community – will continue beyond the project in their safe hands. They should be very proud of their achievements!”

The challenges will run from 3-10 April with the film screening on Saturday 10 April at 7pm.

For more information and to take part visit: