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What We Do in the Shadows (2014, Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement)



Filmed in faux documentary style, What We Do in the Shadows follows a group of Vampire housemates as they try to cope with the complexities of modern life and show a newly turned hipster some of the perks of being undead.

This feature length production is a a reworking of Waititi and Clement’s 2004 half hour version of the same name.

production details
New Zealand | 86 minutes | 2014

Writers and Directors: Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement

Taika Waititi as Viago
Jemaine Clement as Vladislav
Rhys Darby as Anton – Werewolf
Morag Hills as Child Vampire
Jonny Brugh as Deacon
Cori Gonzalez-Macuer as Nick
Stuart Rutherford as Stu
Ben Fransham as Petyr
Jackie van Beek as Jackie
Elena Stejko as Pauline (The Beast)
Jason Hoyte as Julian
Karen O’Leary as Policewoman
Mike Minogue as Policeman
Chelsie Preston Crayford as Josephine
Ian Harcourt as Zombie
Ethel Robinson as Katherine
Brad Harding as Vampire Hunter
Isaac Heron as Fix Attendant
Yvette Parsons as Vampire Witch / MC
Madeleine Sami as Morana
Aaron Jackson as Club Bouncer
Morgana Hills as Child Vampire
Frank Habicht as Phillip
Moose Kapua as Big Kumara Bouncer
Denis Welch as Hypnotised Man / Vladislav’s Victim
Mario Gaoa as Bouncer Richie
Kura Forrester as Viago’s Victim
Luke Bonjers as Vladislav’s Victim
Simon Vincent as Dion – Werewolf
Cohen Holloway as Clifton – Werewolf
Duncan Sarkies as Declan – Werewolf
Nathan Meister as Nathan M – Werewolf
Tanemahuta Gray as Nathan G – Werewolf
Nathan Gray as Nathan G – Werewolf
Ruby Vincent as WW2 Nazi Vampire Extra
Jaxon Cook as WW2 Nazi Vampire Extra
Matthew Harvey-White as WW2 Nazi Vampire Extra
Matt Dravitzki as WW2 Nazi Vampire Extra
Roland Hunter as WW2 Nazi Vampire Extra
Stan Alley as WW2 Nazi Vampire Extra
Lucy Marinkavich as Succubus
Melanie Hamilton as Succubus
Ana Flaherty as Succubus
Aaron Lewis as Zombie
Belle Gwilliam as Zombie
Rodney Cook as Mauled Cameraman (Dave)
Jennifer Martin as Tracy (uncredited)