What We Do In The Shadows follows a group of ancient vampires living together in modern day New Zealand. Filmed in mockumentary style, we meet the gang of blood suckers on the build up to their Unholy Masquerade.
To celebrate its release in November, the filmmakers have treated audiences to the first six minutes of the film, where we learn that a film crew have been granted access to the group of vampires, and also granted protection. We meet Viago (Taika Waititi), the most civilised of the group, as he arranges a meeting with his vampire housemates. There is Deacon (Jonathan Brugh), the young rebellious bad boy of the group; Vladimir (Jermaine Clement), who's kind of a pervert; and Petyr (Ben Fransham), an 8,000-year old creature that dwells in the basement.
Written and directed by Clement and Waititi, the film is filled with great humour that mocks the conventions of the classic vampire film. As someone who was lucky enough to watch the film at Summer Screen, it is a film not to be missed (and you can read I'm With Geek's full review here).