One Does Not Simply Fly Air NZ... Taika Waititi's Epic Safety Video
Curious Films' Taika Waititi is the director behind what is truly ‘The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made’, created for Air New Zealand.
The video features actors Elijah Wood, Sylvester McCoy and Dean O’Gorman alongside director Peter Jackson and Waititi, who also appears in the film as a bearded wizard after two die-hard Hobbit fans find themselves sitting next to Elijah Wood on an Air New Zealand flight to Middle Earth.
The film – produced by Curious in New Zealand – also celebrates the third and final film in The Hobbit Trilogy: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.
Waititi is a writer, director and actor whose second feature film, Boy, is New Zealand’s highest grossing local film of all time. Commercially, Taika’s best-known work is the Pot Noodle campaign from Mother London.
He was recently the winner of a Gold Lion for ‘Blazed’ and launched his third feature film, What We Do in the Shadows, about a group of vampires who live together in Wellington, New Zealand.
Advertiser: Air NZ
Post Production / VFX
3D Artists: Nigel Mortimer
Colourist: Pete Ritchie
Post Production Company: Weta Digital
VFX Supervisor: Matt Mueller
Creative Agency: True
Art Director: Josh Barraud
Executive Creative Director: Craig Pethybridge
Managing Director: Matt Dickinson
Photographer: Fraser Clements – Match Photography
Producer: Fiona Champtaloup
Senior Account Director: Varsha Singh
Director: Taika Waititi
DOP: Lachlan Milne, Darryl Ward
Executive Producer: Matt Noonan
Production Company: Curious Films
Production Manager: Jamie Wilson
Composer: Dave Whitehead
Sound Design: Dave Whitehead
Editor: Luke Haigh
Category: Airlines , Travel
Genre: Comedy , Visual VFX