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What We Do in the Shadows stakes ourscreen record

17 February 2015 5:03 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: 33 screenings for vampire mockumentary, starring Flight of the ConchordsJemaine Clement, on audience-led screening platform.

Vampire mockumentary What We Do In The Shadows has become the most booked film on audience-led screening platform ourscreen.

Metrodome released the film in cinemas on November 21 and accumulated box office of $525,000 (£341,838).

The distributor then booked a further 33 screenings of the film, on a revenue share basis, through platform ourscreen, which allows consumers to programme films at certain cinemas providing enough tickets are sold.

Sites to show the film to date include Hackney Picturehouse, City Screen York, Phoenix Oxford, Little Theatre Bath and Cambridge Picturehouse, with additional screenings likely.

What We Do In The Shadows stars Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) and Taika Waititi (Boy, Eagle vs Shark). The pair also co-directed the comedy, which is filmed in a documentary-style and centres on a group of vampire housemates in New Zealand whose happy home is disrupted by a new member »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Interview With (Totally Lame) Vampires

10 February 2015 9:00 PM, PST | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

Ten years ago, Wellington, New Zealand, was less welcoming of vampires. When Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, two unknown comedians, walked the streets in velvet frocks and ruffles for a 2005 sketch, dudes would drive by and scream homophobic slurs. Says Clement, "We were constantly abused." Over the next decade, things changed. In 2006, Clement landed an Outback Steakhouse commercial. In 2007, he and college classmate Bret McKenzie launched the cult hit Flight of the Conchords and played the lead in Waititi's first feature, the cross-continental indie darling Eagle vs Shark. Their gang put a generation of New Zealand comics on the map. By the time Clement and Waititi had earned the clout to go back and expand their vampire short into a feature, <a href=" »

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