What We Do In The Shadows

D: Jermaine Clement & Taika Waititi
Madman Entertainment/Resnick Interactive/Unison/Defender/Funny Or Die/NZFC (Taika Waititi, Chelsea Winstanley & Emanuel Michael)
New Zealand/US 2014 (released 2015)     
85 mins


W: Jermaine Clement & Taika Waititi
DP: Richard Bluck & D.J. Stipsen 
Ed: Jonathan Woodford-Robinson, Yana Gorskaya & Tom Eagles
Mus: Plan 9

Jermaine Clement (Vladislav), Taika Waititi (Viago), Jonathan Brugh (Deacon), Ben Fransham (Petyr)

Utilising the same mock documentary style which made This Is Spinal Tap (qv) a cult favourite, this independent piece from New Zealand follows a quartet of vampires as they go about their daily lives in the build-up to an annual ceremony with others of their kind.
Typical roommate arguments are mixed with more vampiric problems, such as not being able to check their appearance in the mirror, avoiding sunlight and the inability to eat junk food.
It's understandable why this has garnered a cult following, but it won't be for everyone.

What We Do In The Shadows
What We Do In The Shadows