What We Do in the Shadows will be released theatrically in New York and Los Angeles today. Thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, that will be succeeded by an expansion into other markets, including San Francisco, Philadelphia, Boston, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. on February 20. Then we will begin to see a national rollout strategy throughout February and March which will see new cities being added to the roster weekly.
The film is written and directed by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi who previously collaborated on the HBO series Flight of the Conchords. Waititi and Clement both have starring roles in the film as well.
The mockumentary follows three vampires who live together as roommates. The picture will chronicle their day-to-day struggles as they cope with everyday problems, like paying rent or quarreling over household chores, as well as tackle more unique issues like where to find human blood.