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February 5, 2015, 7:00 P.M.

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building lobby, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Outside the Box [Office], Unison Films, and Paladin, invite you and a guest to a special preview screening of

What We Do in the Shadows

Written & Directed by
Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi
Produced by Taika Waititi,
Chelsea Winstanley, and Emanuel Michael
Followed by a Q&A with
Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi

7:00 P.M. on Thursday, February 5th, 2015

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Presented by Funny or Die.

Opens in Los Angeles Theaters on Friday, February 13th, 2015.

About What We Do in the Shadows

Housemates Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are three vampires who are trying to get by in modern society; from paying rent and doing housework to trying to get invited into nightclubs, they’re just like anyone else - except they’re immortal and must feast on human blood. When their 8000 year-old roommate Petyr, turns 20-something human hipster Nick, into a vampire, the guys must guide him through his newfound eternal life. In return, they are forced to learn a thing or two about modern society, fashion, technology, and the internet. But it’s the introduction of Nick’s human friend, Stu, that really changes the vampires’ lives and attitudes towards the world around them. When Stu’s life is threatened, the vampires discover that humans are worth fighting for, and that even though a heart may be cold and dead, it can still have feelings.

Provided courtesy of Unison Films and Paladin. Not rated. Running time: 85 minutes.

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About the Guests

JEMAINE CLEMENT (Writer/Director/Actor, "Vladislav")

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 (Writer/Director/Actor, "Viago")

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.

About Outside the Box [Office]

Outside the Box [Office] is a weekly showcase for upcoming releases highlighting world cinema, documentary and independent film titles. Recognizing a need for greater diversity on campus, the series will draw from around the globe to present movies that may challenge, inspire or simply entertain.

To view the calendar of screenings, click here.

Check-In & Reservations

This screening is free of charge and open to the public. Please bring a valid USC ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 6:30 P.M.

All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.


The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $10.00 at USC Entrance Gate #4, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & Royal Street. We recommend Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Contact Information

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