What We Do in The Shadows


Flatmates Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are three vampires who are just trying to get by in modern society; from paying rent and sticking to the housework roster to trying to get invited in to nightclubs, they’re just like anyone else - except they’re immortal and must feast on human blood.

When their 8000 year-old flatmate Petyr, turns 20-something human hipster Nick, into a vampire, the guys must teach him the ropes and guide him through his new found eternal life. And in return they are forced to learn a thing or two about modern society, fashions, technology, and the internet. But it’s the introduction of Nick’s human friend, Stu, that really changes the vampire’s lives and attitudes towards the ever-changing world around them.

When Stu’s life is threatened, the vamps show us that maybe humans are worth fighting for, and that even though your heart may be cold and dead, it doesn’t mean you can’t feel anything.

Complete, Released, DCP available
Horror, Comedy
Sales Agent: 
Elle Driver
Madman NZ Ltd


2014: SXSW Music Film Interactive Festival, Berlin International Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival (People's Choice Award), Hawaii International Film Festival (Audience Award, Best Narrative Feature), Stanley Film Festival Audience Award, Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival (RTS Audience Award), Full Moon Horror & Fantasy Film Festival (Best Film, Audience Award), SITGES Film Festival of Catalonia (Jury’s Special Mention and Grand Audience Award: Best Feature Film), Monsters of Film (Audience Award), Warsaw Film Festival (Audience Award), Celluloid Screams Sheffield Horror Film Festival (Best Feature Award), San Sebastian Horror & Fantasy Film Festival (Audience Award), Night Visions Film Festival (Audience Award)