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What We Do in the Shadows ()


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Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are vampires who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane - like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into... See more »

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Cast

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Vladislav
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Viago
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Deacon (as Jonathan Brugh)
Cori Gonzalez-Macuer ...
Nick
Stu Rutherford ...
Stu (as Stuart Rutherford)
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Petyr
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Jackie
Elena Stejko ...
Pauline (The Beast)
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Julian
Karen O'Leary ...
Policewoman
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Policeman
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Josephine
Ian Harcourt ...
Zombie
Ethel Robinson ...
Katherine
Brad Harding ...
Vampire Hunter
Isaac Heron ...
Fix Attendant
Yvette Parsons ...
Vampire Witch / MC
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Morana
Aaron Jackson ...
Club Bouncer
Morgana Hills ...
Child Vampire
Morag Hills ...
Child Vampire
Frank Habicht ...
Phillip
Maurice Kapua ...
Big Kumara Bouncer (as Moose Kapua)
Denis Welch ...
Hypnotised Man / Vladislav's Victim
Mario Gaoa ...
Bouncer Richie
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Viago's Victim
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Vladislav's Victim
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Anton - Werewolf
Simon Vincent ...
Dion, Werewolf
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Clifton, Werewolf
Duncan Sarkies ...
Declan, Werewolf
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Nathan M, Werewolf
Tanemahuta Gray ...
Nathan G, Werewolf
Nathan Gray ...
Nathan G, Werewolf
Ruby Vincent ...
WW2 Nazi Vampire
Jaxson Cook ...
WW2 Nazi Vampire (as Jaxon Cook)
Matthew Harvey-White ...
WW2 Nazi Vampire
Matthew Dravitzki ...
WW2 Nazi Vampire (as Matt Dravitzki)
Roland Hunter ...
WW2 Nazi Vampire
Stan Alley ...
WW2 Nazi Vampire
Lucy Marinkovich ...
Succubus
Melanie Hamilton ...
Succubus
Anna Flaherty ...
Succubus (as Ana Flaherty)
Aaron Lewis ...
Zombie
Belle Gwilliam ...
Zombie
Rodney Cook ...
Mauled Cameraman (Dave)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christian Alexander ...
Vampire (uncredited)
Tim Capper ...
Werewolf (uncredited)
Natalie Crane ...
Boogie Wonderland Girl (uncredited)
Leroy Cross ...
Bar Patron (uncredited)
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Beth (uncredited)
Graeme Ford ...
Zombie (uncredited)
John Gavriel ...
Bar Patron (uncredited)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Freyja MacLeod ...
Vampire (uncredited)
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Tracy (uncredited)
Simon McArthur ...
Vampire (uncredited)
Daniel Rathbon ...
Werewolf (uncredited)
Emma Smith ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Christopher Winchester ...
Vampire (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jemaine Clement
Taika Waititi

Written by

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Jemaine Clement ... (written by)
 
Taika Waititi ... (written by)

Produced by

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Emma Bartlett ... post producer
Jemaine Clement ... co-producer
Pamela Harvey-White ... co-producer
Emanuel Michael ... producer
Taika Waititi ... producer
Chelsea Winstanley ... producer

Music by

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Plan 9

Cinematography by

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Richard Bluck
D.J. Stipsen

Film Editing by

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Tom Eagles
Yana Gorskaya
Jonathan Woodford-Robinson

Editorial Department

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Francisco Cubas ... on-line editor
Gareth Evans ... mastering and deliverables
Frédéric Geffroy ... assistant digital intermediate colorist: Park Road Post Production
Michael Harris ... digital mastering
Daniel Haworth ... additional editor
Stella Lightheart ... additional editor (as Jen Metcalfe)
Sophie Lloyd ... assistant editor: behind the scenes
Tom McHattie ... data wrangler
Wattana Moeung ... data wrangler: Park Road Post Production
Jon Newell ... colorist
Vickie-Lynn Roy ... assistant digital intermediate colorist
Christopher Rudkin ... colorist: dailies
Amy Shand ... digital lab manager: Park Road Post Production
Amber Marie Smith ... assistant editor: additional photography / dailies operator
Tim Willis ... on-line editor
Erin Woolhouse ... colour assistant
Jeannie Yeung ... wrangling coder: Park Road Post Production
Daniel Eady ... Picture Department Coordinator: Park Road Post Production (uncredited)

Casting By

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Tina Cleary
Loren Taylor

Production Design by

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Ra Vincent

Costume Design by

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Amanda Neale

Makeup Department

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Don Brooker ... special makeup effects & prosthetics designer
Michael Krehl ... additional spfx makeup artist
Renee McCarthy ... additional makeup artist
Amy McLennan ... makeup artist
Roger Murray ... makeup effects designer
Michele Perry ... additional makeup artist
Main Reactor ... make-up effects
Dannelle Satherley ... make up designer: hair designer

Production Management

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Belindalee Hope ... unit production manager
Gabe Page ... unit manager
Dean Watkins ... head of production

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Bruno Du Bois ... additional first assistant director
Laurie Wright ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Matt Austin ... standby props
Brett Blenkin ... carpenter
Will Buchanan ... carpenter
Sarah Cotterill ... painter
Khadeeja Dean ... intern
W. Therese Eberhard ... props
Natalie Forsythe ... art department assistant
Te Ngaru Grant ... carpenter
Mathew Hunkin ... graphic artist/illustrator
Roland Hunter ... lead scenic artist
Rieko Kanazawa ... illustrator (as Rieko Woodford-Robinson)
Lucy Muir ... painter
Amber Richards ... set dresser
Tony Ruch ... painter
Jack Tippler ... art department assistant
Ben Whale ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Tim Chaproniere ... re-recording mixer
Alexis Feodoroff ... additional re-recording mixer / sound mix technician
Michael Hedges ... re-recording mixer
Chris Hiles ... production sound mixer
Matthew Lambourn ... sound editor
Toby Lloyd ... sound recordist
Iván Mayoral ... sound mixer: Spanish dialogue
Adrian Medhurst ... sound recordist
Anthony Prochaska ... commentary recordist
Simon Riley ... supervising sound editor
Sam Spicer ... boom operator
Chris Todd ... dialogue editor

Special Effects by

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Steven Boyle ... werewolf effects design
Doug Falconer ... special effects supervisor
Samantha Lyttle ... werewolf effects designer

Visual Effects by

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Stan Alley ... visual effects supervisor
Malcolm Angell ... visual effects production manager
Jason Astley ... visual effects artist
Alex Berson ... digital artist
Adam Bradley ... digital artist
Trevor Brymer ... visual effects
Matthew Bullock ... 3d modeler
Arthur Chan ... digital artist
Jasper Chung ... digital artist
Noemie Cruciani ... digital artist
Brendan Dee ... visual effects artist
Paul Glubb ... visual effects producer
Darwin Go ... visual effects supervisor: Park Road Post Production
Brad Griffiths ... compositor
Quentin Hema ... digital paint supervisor
Kosta Lagis ... visual effects artist
Iva Lenard ... on set photographer
Emrys Plaisted ... visual effects artist
Troy Ramsey ... senior paint artist: Weta Digital
Grant Roa ... visual effects production runner: Weta Digital
Kenny Smith ... visual effects artist
Gareth Thomas ... digital artist
Casey Yahnke ... digital artist

Stunts

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Justin B. Carter ... stunts
Rodney Cook ... stunt coordinator
Aron Eastwood ... stunts
Ben Fransham ... stunt werewolf
Corey Garton ... stunt double
Winham Hammond ... stunts (as Mu Hammond)
Nathan Meister ... stunt werewolf
John Osborne ... stunt performer
Shane Rangi ... stunts
James R.W. Smith ... stunt performer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Nat Brunt ... second assistant camera
Ben Childs ... second assistant camera (second unit)
Chris Emerre ... best boy / lighting technician
Ants Farrell ... gaffer
Jan Kleinheins ... grip
Dean McCarroll ... camera operator
Reuben Morrison ... lighting technician
Jason Naran ... video operator
Jared O'Neale ... lighting technician
Kane Skennar ... still photographer
Paul Tran ... camera operator
Hansel Verkerk ... lighting assistant

Casting Department

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Todd Resnick ... voice casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Lucy McLay ... costume supervisor
Samantha Morley ... key costumer
Julie Zavala Ron ... sewer

Location Management

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Jamie Haugh ... location assistant

Music Department

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Samuel Scott ... music editor

Transportation Department

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Jake Hurrell ... driver: cast

Other crew

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Desray Armstrong ... production coordinator
Brittany Connell ... production assistant
Robert Gibson ... medic/safety supervisor
Holly Keeman ... third assistant director
Karen Kong ... production accountant
Sophie Lloyd ... production runner
Robbie Titchener ... film extra
Alfred Van de Wiel ... production assistant (as Alfred Vandewiel)
Kayleighsha Wharton ... production assistant
Christopher Winchester ... film extra

Thanks

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Justin Bouchard ... extra thanks
Tom Caddy ... the producers and directors would like to thank
Ashleigh Chu ... extra thanks
Charlene Hillyard ... extra thanks
Courtney Hooper ... thanks: casual stills photographer
Jake Hurrell ... extra thanks
Peter Jackson ... the producers and directors would like to thank
Lenore Kassler ... the producers and directors would like to thank
Sohia Lui ... extra thanks
Wei-Wei Ng ... extra thanks
Daniel Rathbon ... extra thanks
Jamie Selkirk ... the producers and directors would like to thank
Jason Stutter ... thanks
Anya Tate-Manning ... extra thanks
Joelene Tempest ... extra thanks
Jade Townsend ... extra thanks
Nick Trugly ... thanks
Fran Walsh ... the producers and directors would like to thank
Maria Whiting ... extra thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Follow the lives of Viago (Taika Waititi), Deacon (Jonathan Brugh), and Vladislav (Jemaine Clement) - three flatmates who are just trying to get by and overcome life's obstacles-like being immortal vampires who must feast on human blood. Hundreds of years old, the vampires are finding that beyond sunlight catastrophes, hitting the main artery, and not being able to get a sense of their wardrobe without a reflection-modern society has them struggling with the mundane like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming flatmate conflicts. Written by Production

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Taglines Some interviews with some vampires. See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Vampires en toute intimité (France)
  • 5 Zimmer Küche Sarg (Germany)
  • Lo que hacemos en las sombras (Spain)
  • Реальные упыри (Russia)
  • Ka mes veikiame seseliuose (Lithuania)
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Runtime
  • 86 min
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Budget $1,600,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia About 125 hours of footage was shot, most of which was improvisation from the cast. The process of editing that down to a 90-minute movie took almost a year. See more »
Goofs During the trial of Stu when Vladislav (Clements) is talking to Viago (Waititi), you can see Vlad break character and smile. He quickly goes back to a straight face. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in 2015 Re-Cap (So Far) (2015). See more »
Soundtracks Reflections Scatter See more »
Crazy Credits There is a brief "hypnotic" session at the very end of the credits. See more »
Quotes Deacon: I think we drink virgin blood because it sounds cool.
Vladislav: I think of it like this. If you are going to eat a sandwich, you would just enjoy it more if you knew no one had fucked it.
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