Frank Film Club with Maisie Williams / What We Do In The Shadows and indie filmmaking

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This week we are chatting about cult comedy What We Do In The Shadows (2014) - starring, written and directed by Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement.

Shot in a mockumentary style, it follows a group of vampire flatmates as they navigate mundane aspects of life in the modern world. Their attempts to pay rent, keeping up the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs and overcoming flatmate conflicts are hilariously disastrous.

In this episode we discuss Taika’s journey as a filmmaker, how the film was funded and its rise from a struggling indie to a popular American series.

What We Do In The Shadows is available to watch on Amazon Prime.

Next week is our final episode of Series 3! Join us for a special episode on Fresh (2022) directed by Mimi Cave. We will joined by special guest, Daisy Edgar-Jones, who stars in the film alongside Sebastian Stan and Jonica I. Gibbs. Fresh is available to watch on Disney+.

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