Second Unit

Second Unit - What Will You Do in the Shadows? Photo: Matt Grace

A new immersive event from Tāwhiri in Wellington (producers of other iconic events including New Zealand Festival and Wellington Jazz Festival ) Second Unit launches in June 2019 for the first of a three year-pilot. Second Unit is a live immersive experience inspired by famous films, and the first event will take place on a huge custom-built set on Wellington’s Waterfront from 13 June 2019.

The film inspiring Second Unit 2019 is What We Do In the Shadows, the award-winning vampire mockumentary set in Wellington. Back in 2014, a highly reclusive society granted a documentary crew safe passage into a secret world: the result was What We Do in the Shadows. Earlier this year, Wellington-based film-making outfit Second Unit Productions attended a meeting of the Wellington Vampire Society and the Lower Hutt Vampires and Witches Club, chaired by The Beast, and were given permission to film again.

How we help

When we heard this new, innovative project combining the cool parts of Wellington's thriving event and film industry was looking for a Lead Partner, we jumped on board.