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.

Comedy, Horror
Sales Agent: 
Elle Driver
New Zealand distributor: 
Madman NZ Ltd


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

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