What We Do in the Shadows

What We Do In the Shadows

New Zealand | 2014 | 86 min. | Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement

August 10, 2022

Auteur August: Taika Waititi

Vampire housemates (Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Jonathan Brugh) try to cope with the complexities of modern life and show a newly turned hipster (Cori Gonzalez-Macuer) some of the perks of being undead.

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Flatmates Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are three vampires who are just trying to get by in modern society. From paying rent and doing the housework to trying to get invited in to nightclubs, they are just like anyone else—except they are immortal and must feast on human blood. When young human Nick is turned into one of the undead, an unlikely companionship is formed between vampire Petyr and his roommates to teach Nick the immortal ropes, while they learn a thing or two about modern society. Putting a comedic twist on the classic vampire film, What We Do In The Shadows, suggests that maybe those deadbeat 20-something hipsters in the apartment next door are really just 8000 year-old bloodsuckers.

  • Director: Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement
  • Principal Cast: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Jonny Brugh, Cori Gonzales-Macuer, Stu Rutherford
  • Country: New Zealand, USA
  • Year: 2014
  • Running Time: 86 min.
  • Producer: Taika Waititi, Chelsea Winstanley, Emanuel Michael
  • Screenplay: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi
  • Cinematographers: Richard Bluck, D.J. Stipsen
  • Editors: Tom Eagles, Yana Gorskaya, Jonathan Woodford-Robinson
  • Music: Plan 9
  • Filmography: Boy (2010), Eagle Vs. Shark (2007)
  • Language: English
  • International Sales: Elle Driver