What We Do in the Shadows opens in limited release this February. For those interested in a nationwide expansion, consider contributing to Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi's humorous Kickstarter fund.
As New Zealand’s fourth most popular folk parody duo, Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie’s Flight of the Conchords produced one of HBO’s better comedies. Yet despite a string of profitable tours and solid record sales, the band only produced two seasons of their hit show before calling it quits. In the six years since the show’s end, it’s been Clement who has been the most busy and least discerning, taking acting roles in films like Gentleman Broncos and Dinner for Schmucks. He’s the best thing in mediocre-at-best films. Meanwhile, McKenzie’s more selective approach, along with maintaining his parody roots, yielded him an Academy Award for Best Songwriting for 2011’s The Muppet Movie. Still, despite a solid performance in Jerusha Hess’ Austenland, he’s largely relinquished on-screen celebrity. To say that the two have failed to live up to their potential would be an understatement.Read More