Turkish Airlines premiers short film with Zach King

The Turkish flag carrier launches the short film in partnership with the famed filmmaker and illusionist in a race for a window seat through Istanbul Airport. Watch it below

Turkish Airlines has just launched a new short film produced in partnership with the famous illusionist and filmmaker Zach King. The four-minute film, First to the Gate, has King racing through Istanbul Airport with his co-star, JJ Carroll, both vying for a window seat on their flight.

Together with King, a crew of 90 people worked to create the film, produced in just four days. Directed jointly by Jadon Gauthier of WonderBox Entertainment, and King, the film is a fast-paced and exciting adventure. A series of dynamic camera movements, creative effects, visual illusions, and a dose of comedy all capture the audience’s imagination and showcase the state-of-the-art airport facilities, modern architecture, and Turkish Airlines’ Business Lounge offerings, all cinematically photographed by director of photography Sean Conte.

Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee, Prof. Dr. Ahmet Bolat commented: “As an innovation airline, we’re passionate about providing a platform to showcase and support the work of forward-thinking creators like Zach King. 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.”

Digital illusionist Zach King added: “Turkish Airlines Business Lounge is excellent and I’ve never had such good food in an airport lounge before. I’m glad we had to show it off in the film because I think it really actually helps the production value of the short we are filming.”

This film is the second collaborationion between Turkish Airlines and King, who previously helped produce a safety video for the airline. Enjoy the film!


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