Kickstart This! Bring WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS To The U.S.

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Kickstart This! Bring WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS To The U.S.
Forget what happened yesterday with the Oscars. There is a greater tragedy happening in American cinema, folks. No American distributor has picked up the rights for the Kiwi horror comedy What We Do In The Shadows! I know! I can hardly fathom the idea of it either. 

I do not know if it is a case of "If it doesn't have an orc or a hobbit in it we're not interested" or gosh forbid "Does anyone else understand what they're saying?". You would think that with the cult success of shows like Flight of the Chonchords or the movie Eagle vs. Shark that anyone paying attention would want to snap up anyone subsequent projects. Not to mention a film that was a festival favorite, critically lauded and multiple award winner. 

Yes, there is a business side to this story that any of our insider friends will let me know about, but the fact remains. What We Do In The Shadows has no U.S. distribution! 

So what can we do about it? Well, WWDITS' writers/directors, Jemaine Clement and Taiki Waititi want to release the film themselves, without a distributor, in U.S. cinemas on February 13th! They have launched a Kickstarter campaign to help raise funds to get the film into 70 American cities

On FRIDAY THE 13th of FEBRUARY we will release WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS by ourselves, without a studio distributor, so that we can share our film with you, the audience, directly.

The film will open in New York City (at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema) and in Los Angeles (at The Arclight Cinemas/Hollywood) but we want to take it further. We want to bring our film ALL across America -- but that's expensive! There's posters, trailers, advertising, publicity - the list is endless...Oh, and we will need something to project in every theater.

We have put together a plan with some of the best independent film minds around to reach as many cities and towns as possible, but we cannot achieve our goal without your support, enthusiasm, and generosity. Please help us bring "What We Do in the Shadows" to a theater near you! 

So, if you want to see a critically acclaimed horror comedy come to the U.S. in a cinema near you then why not visit the What We Do In The Shadows - The American Release Kickstarter campaign page and consider throwing a couple bucks at it. 
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