Shadows gets U.S. distribution

Hot news straight from Toronto International Film Festival.

Read The Orchard’s official press release,

The Orchard Sinks Its Teeth Into “What We Do In The Shadows”

September 5th, 2014

Deal For The Mockumentary/Comedy Includes U.S. Digital, DVD and Broadcast Rights And Is Locked In Advance Of TIFF Screening

New York, NY and Toronto, ON – September 5, 2014 – Film and TV distributor The Orchard has partnered with Unison Films and Funny Or Die on the U.S. distribution of What We Do In The Shadows, a mockumentary/comedy written, directed by, and starring Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords, Men In Black 3) and Academy Award® nominee Taika Waititi (Boy, Eagle vs. Shark).

The Orchard has secured U.S. digital, DVD and broadcast distribution rights for the film, while Unison Films will be heading up the U.S. theatrical release and Funny or Die will leverage its social media and marketing reach leading up to the film’s release. […]

“We are thrilled that The Orchard found the courage to join our Shadows team in presenting this first-of-its-kind, groundbreaking and unflinching look into the undead-lives of four vampire flatmates finding love again, death again, and the enduring strength to tolerate the stench of werewolves,” says Emanuel Michael, CEO of Unison Films. […]

“We are so excited that we are teaming with The Orchard and Funny Or Die to present one of the most important vampire documentaries of the last three years, possibly four,” said Clement. “We want people, not just vampire hunters, to see that vampires have vulnerable hearts.”

“Jemaine, Taika and Emanuel have brought something uniquely funny to the table that will have an immortal life on digital,” says Paul Davidson, The Orchard’s SVP, Film & TV. “What We Do In The Shadows represents the kind of project The Orchard is excited to champion in the marketplace.”

The deal was negotiated by Craig Sussman of The Orchard with producer Emanuel Michael and CAA.


Congratulations to Emanuel, Taika, Chelsea and Jemaine! Now we’re looking forward to the news about the U.S. release date.


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