EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi Talk 'What We Do in the Shadows'

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 20:49
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Opening in theaters on February 13th is the new vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows, which was written and directed by comedic actors Jemaine Clement (HBO's Flight of the Chonchords) and Taika Waititi (Green Lantern). In addition to Clement and Waititi, the film also stars Jonathan Brugh (How to Meet Girls from a Distance), Cori Gonzalez-Macuer (Eagle vs. Shark), Ben Fransham (30 Days of Night), and Rhys Darby (Arthur Christmas). 

IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had the absolute pleasure of sitting down with Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi to talk about their work on What We Do in the Shadows. The two New Zealand born comedic actors discussed their new film, the short it is based on, developing the concept, why Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy helped make their movie possible, writing and directing together, not letting the other actors read the script, and Clement's childhood obsession with vampires. 

To watch our exclusive interview with Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi about What We Do in the Shadows, please click on the video player above. 


Viago (Waititi), Deacon (Brugh), and Vladislav (Clement) 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.

What We Do in the Shadows opens in theaters on February 13th.

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