What We Do In The Shad­ows Mon­ster House

The low­down on a vam­pire flat­share mock-doc with a Flight Of The Con­chords edge

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What hap­pens when four cen­turies- old vam­pires share a flat in present- day New Zealand? That’s the premise of What We Do In The Shad­ows, the lat­est project by fre­quent col­lab­o­ra­tors Taika Waititi ( Ea­gle Vs Shark) and Je­maine Cle­ment ( one half of Flight Of The Con­chords). Ex­panded from a 2006 short, the film sees Waititi and Cle­ment both shar­ing di­rect­ing du­ties and play­ing a vam­pire each. So where did the idea come from? “It’s a mix­ture of things,” Cle­ment tells Red Alert. I pitched to Taika that we do a vam­pire film and I’d just seen one called Na­dia. I was ac­tu­ally think­ing of some­thing like that: black and white, arty, but with funny char­ac­ters – it would have made a weird film. And then Taika said, ‘ Well, what if we make it like a doc­u­men­tary, so we can show all the things they can do, but as if it’s real?’ So it was just those two things.”

Need­less to say, both Cle­ment and Waititi are self- con­fessed vam­pire fans. “We both loved vam­pire films, or grew up with them, as they were big dur­ing the ’ 70s and ’ 80s,”

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