Wellington vampires going to Sundance

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Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement’s new feature film ‘What We Do In The Shadows,’ will premiere next month at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, as part of its Park City at Midnight section.

The mockumentary follows the struggles of a group of Wellington vampires to understand modern society and adapt to the ever-changing world around them.

Report from NZ Herald – 25 October 2013
Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi have formed a film production company and are producing a low-budget comedy about a group of vampires. They filmed the movie in their hometown, Wellington. The long-time friends, who worked together on the cult hit Eagle V Shark, have just wrapped shooting and are now in the editing process.

“It’s very funny, but it’s really a film for New Zealanders. Kiwis will get the humour. It is probably more relevant to New Zealanders,” Waititi told The Diary. He said the feature was based on a short film the pair directed six years ago called What We Do in the Shadows, which screened in the NZ International Film Festival.

It’s the first time the comedians have directed a feature film together – and both star in it, too. The cast also includes Jonny Brugh, Cori Gonzales-Macuer and Stu Rutherford.


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