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 nightclubs, and overcoming flatmate conflicts.
Set on the east coast of New Zealand in 1984, Boy, an 11-year-old child and devout Michael Jackson fan, gets a chance to know his absentee criminal father, who has returned to find a bag of money he buried years ago.
This is the short (half hour) early version of what in 2014 became the feature film 'What We Do in the Shadows'. The 2014 film is brilliant, inventive, quirky, and side-splittingly funny. But that's the later 2014 film. THIS short film shows the trio creating their characters, and so it's really a rough sketch of what later becomes a great painting. I'm pretty sure that if I'd seen this short first, I'd never have watched the feature film, and that would be sad.
So my advice is, watch the 2014 full-length film first, then watch this short to learn a little about the amazing transformations that can occur in the creative process.
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