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‘Fantastical Journey’ latest Air NZ safety video

July 13, 2017 Headline News No Comments Email Email

Air New Zealand has teamed up with American actors Katie Holmes and Cuba Gooding Jr for its latest safety video A Fantastical Journey.

Followers of Hollywood goss will known that Katie Holmes was married to Tom Cruise from 2006 to 2012 and Cuba Gooding Jr recently portrayed O.J. Simpson in a US drama series.

The latest Air New Zealand safety video is an Alice in Wonderland inspired adventure featuring a number of iconic locations throughout New Zealand including the Southern Alps, Otago – including Dunedin and the Moeraki Boulders – the Conway River in Canterbury, Wellington, Mt Taranaki, Waitomo Caves, Rotorua, Cathedral Cove in the Coromandel, White Island, the Auckland Harbour Bridge and Tolaga Bay north of Gisborne.

Here’s an obscure fact: Many people take Tolaga Bay to be a Maori name but it isn’t. There is no ‘L’ in the Maori language and the Maori name for the locality is Uawa. The name “Tolaga” was bestowed by Captain James Cook. No-one quite knows why.

Back to the present, New Zealand singer and songwriter Gin Wigmore has recorded her own unique version of the song ‘My Little Corner of the World’ as the backing track for A Fantastical Journey.

Katie Holmes says it’s been fun working alongside Cuba Gooding Jr. and the Air New Zealand crew to produce A Fantastical Journey.

“I was really excited to be a part of this project – the safety video is creative, magical and funny.  The scenery is also beautiful and makes me want to get down to New Zealand.”

Cuba Gooding Jr. says he wanted to get involved in Air New Zealand’s latest safety video as he does a lot of travelling and loves the fun and different approach.

“They make you laugh, smile and pay a little bit more attention. I’ve also enjoyed working with Katie Holmes and Kiwi artist Gin Wigmore – her voice is enchanting and soothing, exactly what you need for safety video!”

Air New Zealand General Manager of Global Brand and Content Marketing Jodi Williams says A Fantastical Journey will put all eyes on New Zealand by showcasing some of the best the country has to offer.

Edited by Peter Needham

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