Turkish Airlines has launched a new short film produced with filmmaker and illusionist Zach King. First to the Gate, is a fast-paced four minute clip featuring King competing with his co-star, JJ Carroll, for a window seat on their flight. Directed by Jadon Gauthier of WonderBox Entertainment and King himself, it took four days of filming at Istanbul airport with a crew of 90 people.
“We are passionate about providing a platform to showcase and support the work of forward-thinking creators like Zach King,” says Turkish Airlines Chairman Ahmet Bolat. “This partnership is a nod to our spirit of collaboration, and an exciting asset that captures the grandeur of our beautiful hub, Istanbul Airport and the essence of the Turkish Airlines brand, in a creative and entertaining way.”
With the dynamic camera movement, creative and visual effects, and a dose of comedy, the film captures Istanbul’s ultramodern airport facilities, architecture, and the carrier’s expansive business lounge offerings.