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Turkish Airlines Launches New Short-Film with Zach King


Turkish national carrier, Turkish Airlines, has launched a new short film produced in partnership with Zach King.


The four-minute film, titled First to the Gate, features the famous illusionist and filmmaker in a race through Istanbul Airport as he competes with his co-star, JJ Carroll, for a window seat on their flight.


Along with King, a crew of 90 people worked to create the film, which was produced in just four days. Directed by both Jadon Gauthier of WonderBox Entertainment, and King, the film is a fast-paced, exciteful adventure.


Through a series of dynamic camera movement, creative effects, visual illusions and a dose of comedy, the film captures the audience’s imagination and showcases the state-of-the-art airport facilities, modern architecture, and Turkish Airlines’ Business Lounge offerings, all photographed with a sleek cinematic tone by director of photography Sean Conte.


This film is the second collaborative project between Turkish Airlines and King, who previously helped produce a safety video for the carrier.


Zach King is a fan of Istanbul’s unique charm, the meeting point of East and West, amalgamation of historic and cosmopolitan, King has visited the destination nearly a dozen times to film multiple projects.


His love for filmmaking began at a young age, but he quickly rose to social media fame after publishing some of his short videos featuring “digital magic” via YouTube in the early 2000s.


First to the Gate” can be viewed via; https://we.tl/t-M3MhCnM228

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