Nearly a decade before their vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows hit theaters, Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, and Jonathan Brugh made a short film introducing us to three members of New Zealand’s undead population.

Clocking in at about a half hour, the short had much of the same feel as the feature film, minus some of the bonuses that come with an actual movie budget.

Now that What We Do in the Shadows is availalbe on streaming platforms, that short is widely available for the first time, and you can watch the first three minutes of it right here on

If you’re interested in checking out the rest, the short is available as an iTunes extra.

What We Do in the Shadows
Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are vampires who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane – like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming flatmate conflicts.
  • Movie
  • 85 minutes