About this project
It’s a vampire documentary that’s been literally 8,000 years in the making. You can help bring it to America.
On FRIDAY THE 13th of FEBRUARY we will release WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS by ourselves, without a studio distributor, so that we can share our film with you, the audience, directly.
The film will open in New York City (at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema) and in Los Angeles (at The Arclight Cinemas/Hollywood) but we want to take it further. We want to bring our film ALL across America -- but that’s expensive! There’s posters, trailers, advertising, publicity – the list is endless…Oh, and we will need something to project in every theater.
We have put together a plan with some of the best independent film minds around to reach as many cities and towns as possible, but we cannot achieve our goal without your support, enthusiasm, and generosity. Please help us bring “What We Do in the Shadows” to a theater near you!
There’s a lot of misinformation going around about vampires. It’s time to set the record straight.
Perhaps Hollywood has convinced you that vampire life in the modern world is just one big teen romance fantasy. Where young love can blossom even in a cold and motionless heart and everyone just happens to have really great abs.
The truth is, there IS no ending, happy or otherwise, when you’re forced to walk the earth for all eternity.
The truth about vampires must be told in America; and it can be, but only with your help.
A first-of-its-kind documentary, What We Do in the Shadows attempts to take a bite out of all the clichés and misconceptions about what it’s truly like to be a vampire in today’s world. Conceived by the creators of Flight of the Conchords, Boy, and Eagle vs. Shark and already released to great critical acclaim at the Sundance, SXSX, Berlin, and Toronto Film Festivals (where it won a TIFF People’s Choice Award), What We Do in the Shadows lets you take a never-before-seen glimpse inside the night-to-night lives of four flatmates just trying to get by in today’s world and live their undead lives.
Viago, Deacon, Peter, and Vladislav were kind enough to let our film crew into their home. Or maybe they just wanted to eat us. Either way, they allowed us an unprecedented, intimate look at some of the serious every night issues facing today’s vampires. And it’s not all grandiose gothic castles and succubus orgies.
We are there as they confront the challenges of blending in with society, without being able to see their reflection in a mirror as they dress. We watch as, just like any hot or cold-blooded male, they try to get into a trendy nightclub — which is tough enough, without needing to be invited first. We feel their pain as they try to get a typical Millennial-turned-vampire to actually commit to anything for a week, much less for eternity
Yes, immortality comes at a steep price – but not as steep as the price of releasing and distributing a film in America. If we are ever to combat the cruel and vicious rumors surrounding vampires, we must bring their story out of the darkness. It’s time Americans learn the truth about the vampire community – but we can’t do it without you.
So please take a look at our rewards and back this project with whatever you can, so this important film gets its day in the sun. Even if Vladislav, Viago, Deacon, and Peter never will. Help us release What We Do in the Shadows in the USA. Vampires all over the world will love you forever (literally).
•Official Selection: Sundance, SXSW, Berlin and Toronto Film Festivals
•Toronto International Film Festival 2014 – People’s Choice Award
•"HILARIOUS!" -Vanity Fair, The Hollywood Reporter, IndieWire, Billboard, Film Comment
•"One of the flat-out funniest films in ages!" -Los Angeles Time
•“The Best Comedy of the Year!” -The Guardian
•"Laugh-out-loud funny. A Total Hoot!” -IndieWire
Risks and challenges
We can’t achieve our goal of bringing “What We Do in the Shadows” to theaters across ALL of AMERICA without your help!
•Goodies like t-shirts and posters for helping us make this possible will be sent out by a professional fulfillment company.
•For those of you who are attending an event, screening or joining us on set, we will do our best to keep you in the loop on our schedule.
• If you become an extra we can’t guarantee that you’ll end up in the final cut, but we will try our very best to make sure that you do.
• Some rewards may require additional paperwork. If you are appearing in the film, you will have to sign a release.
• This fundraising campaign is all subject to applicable Kickstarter rules/regulations, movie guild rules and applicable law. If any of this conflicts, we will work with you in good faith to give you a substitute reward.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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