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.
How old do I have to be?
Any attendees aged under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian as required by liquor licensing laws, and have appropriate identification to verify this.
In regards to the content, we advise that the show has been made for an audience of R16. Parents should make decisions regarding what content they are comfortable for their child to experience. We can advise the experience is darkly comic and does involve moments of nudity, violence, coarse language, fake blood, adult themes and lots of surprises depending on the night.
The right of admission is reserved by management of Second Unit, and those under 12 will not be admitted for the benefit of the performance and the experience of other patrons.
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 yourself 90 minutes to explore, but don't be surprised if you don't want to leave.
What does my ticket get me?
Your ticket gains you access to an immersive, interactive experience on the set and behind the scenes of an epic film shoot with a dysfunctional, chaotic but skilled crew as they try to wrap this (fictional) film of unholy proportions.
Explore, investigate, party and play in this amazing world, and help the Second Unit crew get through the night. We recommend you allow yourself 90 minutes to explore. Be aware everyone’s experience is different, its up to you how much you want to get involved and how long you stay.
This June, the Second Unit crew are taking on the Wellington classic 2014 film What We Do In The Shadows. Every year the Second Unit experience will be different, so be sure to sink your teeth into this experience while you can!
How long do I have to buy tickets online?
Always buy early to ensure you can get the day and the time you want!
Any remaining available tickets, for each show session, will go offline an hour before that show. If its not sold out, then last minute purchases can be made on site at our box office.
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.
What shall I wear?
Firstly, you must wear sensible shoes. Secondly, complete the SURVEY by clicking the link on your Ticket Confirmation email and you’ll be provided with your costume and character options.
We suggest leaving as many human possessions behind as possible. Bags and coats will only drag you down; but coat-check is available. Bags bigger than A4 must be checked.
Remember this is a choose-your-own-adventure, so come prepared to creep, crawl, run and climb… leave your heels at home and wear your good human sensible exploring shoes instead.
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.