Where is it?
Second Unit will take place at 1 Taranaki St on the Wellington Waterfront.
When is it?
Filming will take place after twilight from Thursday 13 June to Sunday 30 June. There will be no filming on Mondays.
What time does it start?
Session times will vary according to the day:
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday:
First entry from 7pm. Last entry at 8.10pm.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday:
First entry from 8pm. Last entry at 9.10pm.
Entry to the Second Unit film set will be staggered in ten minute intervals. You can choose the session time that suits you when you book your tickets. Available entry times may change.
Please be punctual to your session time. Latecomers may only be admitted to the film set at the discretion of Second Unit.
How long is the experience?
We recommend you allow a minimum 90 minutes to enjoy the experience,
How old do I have to be?
You must be at least 16 years old. Any attendees aged under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian as required by liquor licensing laws.
Is it worth watching What We Do in the Shadows before I attend?
Of course it is – it’s a bloody brilliant film and a Wellington institution. But it’s not essential that you have seen the film or know anything about it. The experience stands alone and you’ll get more than a taste of the film as you explore.
What is a Second Unit?
In the world of film the Second Unit is the B-Team to the main or First Unit. They might be responsible for ‘pick-up’ shots, additional dialogue or cutaways, action or stunt sequences, an alternative edit or ending, scenes with extras, scenes at different locations, special effects and more.
Do I need to wear a costume?
Second Unit Productions will be in contact with all the information you need to make the experience as fun and as memorable as possible. This will include costume and character options. We’re not saying it’s compulsory to get dressed up – but it could be more fun if you do.
There will be coat check facilities on site.
Will there be food and drink?
Absolutely yes! Bring your wallets.
Can I bring my camera/phone?
The Second Unit film set is a no phone zone. We encourage you to immerse yourself in the experience and view it through your own lenses – the two above your nose. When you check in to the set, you will need to turn your phone on silent and secure it in a sealed bag provided by the crew.