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Vampires, Gangs, and Avian Puns with Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi

Jemaine Clement (of Flight of the Conchords fame) and Taika Waititi (director of Eagle vs Shark and Boy) have been friends since their college days. Despite initial reservations toward one another, the two became great friends through performing and continued together down the creative path. In 2005, they hatched the idea for a short about a group of vampires who share a house in Wellington, New Zealand. After filming the initial short, they spent the next eight years fleshing out the plot and the script in order to create the new and hilarious What We Do in the Shadows, slated for release this Friday in US theaters.

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Here's the Trailer for Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi's Vampire Mockumentary 'What We Do in the Shadows'

Here's the trailer for What We Do in the Shadows directed by Taika Waititi and Flight of the Conchords' Jemaine Clement, who both worked together on the 2007 film Eagle vs Shark. What We Do in the Shadows follows three immortal roommates in what appears to be a delightful mashup of vampire movies, mockumentaries, and an episode of Real World. The film premiered at Sundance this year and will debut in New Zealand in June; it's still seeking a distributor for the US.