What We Do In The Shadows
What We Do In The Shadows: Advance Screening & Opening Reception
Join us February 12, 2015 from 7-9 pm
333 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011
90 minutes of pure comedy! Stay for an interview with co-creators/co-directors, Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi. We're kicking off our spring semester with a short reception following the screening to celebrate the new season of events produced by the Center for Communication. Our programs are free for students pursuing careers in news, entertainment, visual arts, technology, marketing, and communications. Students and faculty are free with proper ID. Complimentary food and drinks. Seats are limited. RSVP today!
Jemaine Clement co-creator / co-director
Jemaine Clement is a New Zealand comedian, actor and multi-instrumentalist, best known as one half of the Grammy-winning, musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords along with Bret McKenzie. Becoming a popular name in the US with his HBO TV series, Flight of the Conchords, Jemaine has gone on to act in films such as Men in Black 3, Dinner For Schmucks, Muppets Most Wanted, and Gentlemen Broncos. He has also lent his voice to animated films such as Rio, Rio 2, and Despicable Me.
Jemaine has spent a lot of time in front of the camera and now turns his hand and eye to directing. WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS is his first feature film as a director, teaming up with longtime collaborator Taika Waititi.
Taika Waititi CO-CREATOR / CO-DIRECTOR
An acclaimed artist, comedian, writer, actor and director, this is Taika Waititi’s 3rd feature film, and the first in collaboration with his long time comedy mate, Jemaine Clement. Taika became an international name in 2005 when his short film, Two Cars, One Night, was nominated for an Oscar. The concept was eventually expanded to a feature length film, Boy, shot in 2009, which won the Grand Prize at the Berlinale Generation and went on to break all box office records in New Zealand, becoming the highest grossing local film of all time.
After Jemaine’s appearance in Waititi’s first feature, Eagle vs Shark, Taika became one of the writers and directors on the HBO TV hit, Flight of the Conchords, and has since directed for ABC, NBC, MTV, and other companies with three letters in their name.
Presented with SVA Theatre.