In 2012, New Zealand's most well-known documentarians, Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, teamed up to follow a group of Wellington-based Vampires. Yes, actual, real vampires. The resulting film is a raw, unflinching look at the lives of the undead community, and no stone is left unturned. From hunting victims and draining their blood to more mundane activities like paying the rent and keeping the house tidy. What We Do In The Shadows documents their struggles, fears and dreams, and asks the question - "If your heart is cold and dead, are you actually dead? Obviously, you are, but are you truly really DEAD dead?"

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What We Do In The Shadows (2014)

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Horror/Comedy · 1h 26m · 2/13/2015

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Some interviews with some vampires

Description

In 2012, New Zealand's most well-known documentarians, Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, teamed up to follow a group of Wellington-based Vampires. Yes, actual, real vampires. The resulting film is a raw, unflinching look at the lives of the undead community, and no stone is left unturned. From hunting victims and draining their blood to more mundane activities like paying the rent and keeping the house tidy. What We Do In The Shadows documents their struggles, fears and dreams, and asks the question - "If your heart is cold and dead, are you actually dead? Obviously, you are, but are you truly really DEAD dead?"

Where to Watch

Status

Released

Languages

English, German, Spanish

Country

New Zealand

Production Companies

Unison Films, Funny or Die, Defender Films

Budget

$1,600,000

Revenue

$7,253,160
Cast
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Jackie van Beek

Jackie
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Elena Stejko

Pauline Ivanovich, The Beast
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Denis Welch

Hypnotised Man / Vladislav's Victim
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Nathan Meister

Nathan M, werewolf
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Matthew Harvey-White

World War II extra
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Ethel Robinson

Katherine
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Chelsie Preston Crayford

Josephine
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Christopher Winchester

Vampire (uncredited)
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Roland Hunter

World War II extra
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Tanemahuta Gray

Nathan G, werewolf
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Leroy Cross

Bar Patron (uncredited)
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Belle Gwilliam

Alisha The Zombie
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Aaron Jackson

Boogie Wonderland Bouncer
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Tim Capper

Werewolf (uncredited)
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Maurice Kapua

Kumara Bouncer (as Moose Kapua)
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Yvette Parsons

Carol, Vampire Witch / MC
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Aaron Lewis

Aaron The Zombie
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Taika Waititi

Viago
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Ian Harcourt

Zombie
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Simon Vincent

Matt, werewolf
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Morag Hills

Child Vampire
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Karen O'Leary

Officer O'Leary
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Natalie Crane

Boogie Wonderland Girl (uncredited)
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Emma Draper

Beth (uncredited)
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Brad Harding

Vampire Hunter
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Melanie Hamilton

Succubus
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Kura Forrester

Margaret, Viago's Victim
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Jennifer Martin

Tracy (uncredited)
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Stuart Rutherford

Stu
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Jason Cook

World War II extra
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Rodney Cook

Mauled Cameraman - Dave
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Cori Gonzalez-Macuer

Nick
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Lucy Marinkovich

Succubus
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Cohen Holloway

Dion, werewolf
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Freyja MacLeod

Vampire
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Frank Habicht

Phillip
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Mike Minogue

Officer Minogue
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Ruby Vincent

World War II extra
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Ben Fransham

Petyr
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Madeleine Sami

Morana
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Mario Gaoa

Bouncer Richie
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Matthew Dravitzki

World War II extra (as Matt Dravitzki)
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Adolf Hitler

Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Stan Alley

World War II extra
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Morgana Hills

Child Vampire
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Rhys Darby

Anton, werewolf
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Jason Hoyte

Julian
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Graeme Ford

Zombie (uncredited)
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Luke Bonjers

Vladislav's Victim
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Anna Flaherty

Succubus (as Ana Flaherty)
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Isaac Heron

Fix Attendant
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Duncan Sarkies

Declan, werewolf
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Jemaine Clement

Vladislav
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Jonathan Brugh

Deacon
Crew
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Taika Waititi

Director
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Taika Waititi

Writer
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Jemaine Clement

Writer
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Jemaine Clement

Director
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Jemaine Clement

Producer
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Pamela Harvey-White

Producer
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Emanuel Michael

Producer
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Taika Waititi

Producer
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Chelsea Winstanley

Producer
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Plan 9

Music
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Nat Brunt

Cinematograpy
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Tom Eagles

Editor
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Yana Gorskaya

Editor
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Jonathan Woodford-Robinson

Editor
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Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

What We Do in the Shadows

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

7/21/2015

Disc Title Front Cover

What We Do in the Shadows

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

$18.83 -$1.16 (6%)

Disc Title Front Cover

What We Do in the Shadows

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

7/21/2015

Disc Title Front Cover

What We Do in the Shadows

(DVD)

5/7/2019

Disc Title Front Cover

What We Do in the Shadows

(Blu-ray, Clamshell)

5/26/2015

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