32° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL
TORINO 32

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS
by Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi
Country: New Zealand
Year: 2014
Duration: 86'


Four friends living together in a mansion in Wellington. Their cohabitation is rather peaceful, and there is a party every evening. Too bad they all end in a bloodbath: the four friends are in fact all vampires of different ages (or rather, centuries) constantly looking for new virgins to satiate their appetites. Few can resist the temptation of eternal life.

Biography

film director

Taika Waititi

Taika Waititi (Wellington, New Zealand, 1975) is an actor, painter and photographer. Co-founder of the production company Defender Films with the screenwriter Ainsley Gardiner, he has made numerous short films of which Two Cars, One Night was nominated for an Oscar. In 2007 his debut feature film Eagle vs Shark screened in the Berlinale section Generation. 

FILMOGRAFIA

Two Cars, One Night (cm, 2004), Tama Tu (cm, 2005), Falling Leaves (cm, 2006), Slade in Full (cm, 2007), Flight of the Conchords (ep. Drive By, New Fans, tv, 2007; Evicted, New Zealand Town, tv, 2009), Eagle vs Shark (2007), Boy (2010).

Jemaine Clement

Jemaine Clement (New Zealand, 1974) is an actor, director, producer, comedian and writer. He plays in his band Flight of the Conchords, founded with Bret McKenzie. The HBO series Flight of the Conchords (2007-2009) is dedicated to the fictional life of the band.

FILMOGRAFIA

Short Poppies (ep. Mary Ledbetter, Terry Pole, tv, 2014).

Declaration

film director

“In 2011, we were approached to make a vampire documentary documenting the vampires of Wellington. We’d heard stories about vampires. We’d seen Blade 3. We thought we don’t want to be in the room with those creatures, and that’s very much the way we approached it. But I think it was the wrong. We came to love those guys, they’re really great guys. I guess that’s about putting aside preconceived ideas. They’re not all Brad Pitt types. They have wants and needs just like us. When we filmed them, we started to think who is a real vampire? Is it them drinking the blood of humans or was it us the filmmakers?”

Cast

& Credits

regia, sceneggiatura/directors, screenplay
Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement
fotografia/cinematography
Richard Bluck, DJ Stipsen
montaggio/film editing
Jonno Woodford-Robinson, Yana Gorskaya, Tom Eagles 
scenografia/production design
Ra Vincent
costumi/costume design
Amanda Neale
musica/music
Plan 9
suono/sound
Chris Hiles
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Jemaine Clement (Vladislav), Taika Waititi (Viago), Jonathan Brugh (Deacon), Cori Gonzalez-Macuer (Nick), Stuart Rutherford (Stu), Jackie Van Beek (Jackie), Ben Fransham (Peter)
produttori/producers
Chelsea Winstanley, Emanuel Michael, Taika Waititi
produzione/production
Defender Films, Unison Films
coproduttore/coproducer
Pamela Harvey-White
contatti/contacts
Elle Driver
Lucie Cottet

TFF

prizes

TORINO 32

Best Screenplay

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