"What We Do in the Shadows" - On sale information March 15 2015
On April 11th we will be holding our inaugural screening at the Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester square, London.
Tickets will be priced at £30 and are available from our website.
All attendees will receive a copy of the fabulous Graham Humphreys official movie print.
When we first saw this movie it was immediately apparent that we had to do a poster for it. It genuinely is one of the funniest movies we have seen in many years and is a movie that we will be quoting for many years to come!
When we approached Graham about whether he would like to do a poster for it he was very receptive to our advances. He himself is a huge fan of What We Do in the Shadows and was excited to get a chance to illustrate an image for it.
WARNING - SLIGHT SPOILERS AHEAD!
We asked Graham for a blurb on his thought process when creating the poster and he had this to say:
"It is rarely I see a film that I would consider an instant 'classic', but 'What We Do In The Shadows' ticked all the boxes - little black coffin shaped ones. One of the aspects that immediately registered, quite simply the reverence afforded the lore and legacy of the vampire in book and film; despite the contemporary setting, the four 'flatting' friends were still very much immersed in the traditions of their collective past, from their choice of clothing to the colour palettes and objects that filled their rooms. It was this aspect that really drew me in and when given the chance to try and capture the essence of the film within a single frame of the poster gave me the chance to explore this a little further.
My aim was to create a poster that evoked posters of the past, giving each character a colour theme and finding the one expression that could sum up their setting within the narrative. The newly recruited vampire, Nick, is represented as a much smaller character, his life has been too brief to attain the full stature of the other vampires and it occurred to me that his novice status could be well represented by the bat wings, half formed. The shared house added enough of the setting without disturbing the integrity of the effect and the distressed edging completed the illusion of age. The smaller vignettes at each lower corner help sustain the vampire theme, both in the drinking of blood and the inevitable staking.
My only hope is that I have been as reverential in my interpretation as the filmmakers in their craft And somewhere within all of this I have painted an image within which both Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing might have sat comfortably!"
Tickets go on sale on Monday 16th March around 18:00 GMT and cost £30 each.
Doors open at 15:00 and film starts at 15:20.
All remaining posters from the screening will be made available from the gallery website at around 6pm GMT on Monday 13th April.