TRAILER RELEASED FOR TAIKIA WAITITI AND JEMAINE CLEMENT’S VAMPIRE COMEDY ‘WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS’
Kiwi fans get the first look today at the brand new film from local comedy heavyweights Taikia Waititi and Jemaine Clement with the release of the trailer of their feature film ‘What We Do In The Shadows’
The soon-to-be cult classic follows a Mockumentry crew as they go inside the lives of four vampires living in a flat in Wellington. The film is loosely based on a short film the pair created eight years ago. It premiered at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in January and has since shown to critical acclaim at the Berlin, SXSW and recently the Stany (Kubrick) festival where it picked up the audience award.
Filmmaker Taika Waititi is thrilled to be able to share the trailer with Kiwi fans first. “We’ve been working on this film a long time and are excited to finally bring it to New Zealand audiences,” says Waititi. “We made this film for fans of Boy and Flight of the Conchords – we think Kiwis appreciate our style of comedy more than anyone and it’s our job to please them. Not physically, that’s too hard with our busy schedules and could cause problems in our personal lives. We aim to please them…entertainmentingly. If that’s a word. It is now.”
NATIONWIDE NZ CINEMA RELEASE JUNE 19th 2014
ABOUT THE CAST
VIAGO: TAIKA WAITITI
An acclaimed artist, comedian, writer, actor and director, this is Taika Waititi’s 3rd feature film, and the first in collaboration with his long time comedy mate, Jemaine Clement.
VLADISLAV: JEMAINE CLEMENT
Jemaine has spent a lot of time in front of the camera and he now turns his hand and eye to directing. This is his first feature film as a director, teaming up with his mentor and father figure, Taika, extending their creative working relationship.
DEACON: JONNY BRUGH
Jonny Brugh plays DEACON, a young (107 yrs) impulsive vampire who is most affected by the new vampire, Nick. He was also part of the original short film 8 years ago.
NICK: CORI GONZALEZ MACUER
As seen on TV3’s 7 Days and Jono’s New Show! Cori has been a professional stand-up comedian for over 10 years.
STU: STU RUTHERFORD
Originally a professional in the I.T. world, Stu fell into the role of Stu because of who he was.
JACKIE: JACKIE VAN BEEK
Jackie van Beek works as an actress, writer and director in theatre and film. She lives with her young family in Auckland, New Zealand.
PETYR: BEN FRANSHAM
Ben is a Wellington based actor known for 30 Days of night, Heavenly Creatures and My Living Memory.