What we do in the Shadows
by Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement
Viago, Vladislav, Deacon and Petyr share a villa in Wellington. Apart from the lack of mirror images, an unbalanced diet and occasional brawls with werewolves, their everyday vampire lives differ very little from those of other flat-sharing communities: Disputes over the cleaning plan and celebrating together at parties are the daily norm. When 8000-year-old Petyr accidently turns the cool twenty-something Nick into a vampire, the others must take responsibility for the impulsive rookie and teach him the principles of eternal life. Packed with humour and empathy for its protagonists, this ‘mockumentary’ highlights every facet of a shadowy existence that is a normal, flat-sharing, blood sucking community.