February 13, 2015
Studio: Unison Films, Paladin
Directors: Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement
MPAA Rating: R (for bloody violent content, some sexual material and language)
Screenwriters: Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement
Starring: Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement, Jackie van Beek, Jonny Brugh, Cori Gonzales-Macuer, Stu Rutherford
"What We Do in the Shadows" chronicles the adventures of four vampire roommates trying to get by in a modern world that's not always hospitable to the undead. Clement and Waititi, creators of the HBO hit series "Flight of the Conchords," co-wrote, co-directed, and co-star in this hilarious send-up in which an endearingly unhip quartet of friends reveal to us or, rather, to the documentary crew that's filming them, the details of their daily-make that nightly-routine. Ranging in age from 183 to 8,000, and in appearance from adorably youthful to Nosferatu-crusty, they squabble over household chores, struggle to keep up with the latest trends in technology and fashion, antagonize the local werewolves, cruise clubs for lovely ladies, and deal with the rigors of living on a very, very strict diet. The film also stars Rhys Darby, Jonathan Brugh, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Stu Rutherford, and Jackie Van Beek, and was produced by Waititi, Chelsea Winstanley and Emanuel Michael.