Katie Holmes, Cuba Gooding Jr, Gin Wigmore star for Air NZ

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Beautiful vocals from a Kiwi songstress and finely understated performances by two global stars make Air New Zealand’s new safety video out of True Auckland and Assembly a standout in the genre.

The A Fantastical Journey video is an Alice in Wonderland-inspired adventure featuring iconic NZ landmarks.

New Zealand singer-songwriter Gin Wigmore recorded her own version of My Little Corner of the World as the backing track to the video, which stars Katie Holmes and Cuba Gooding Jr.

Holmes said it had been fun working alongside Cuba Gooding Jr and the Air New Zealand crew to produce A Fantastical Journey.

“The safety video is creative, magical and funny. The scenery is also beautiful and makes me want to get down to New Zealand!”, a sentiment echoed by Gooding Jr who says he loves the different approach.

“I’ve also enjoyed working with Katie Holmes and Kiwi artist Gin Wigmore,” he said. “Her voice is enchanting and soothing – exactly what you need for safety video!”

Air New Zealand’s safety videos have collectively generated more than 108 million views online to date.


Air New Zealand

GM, Global Brand & Content Marketing: Jodi Williams
Brand Development Manager: Sarah Sangster
Content Delivery Manager: Siobhain Hayes
Media Manager: Karina Wenker


ECD: Craig Pethybridge
CD: Dom Antelme
Writer: Duncan Blair
GAD: Helen Prangley
Account Director Jess Standidge
Account Director: Sophie Smith
Agency Producer: Nigel Sutton


Director Damon Duncan
Director Jonny Kofoed
Technical Director / VFX Supervisor: Rhys Dippie
Animators: Alex McLeod, Gary Sullivan, Leo Zarpelon, Megan Au
Lead Compositor / VFX Supervisor: Frank Rueter
Producer: Helen Naulis
DOP: Jules O’Loughlin
Editors: Tim Mauger, Luke Haigh
Colourist: Pete Ritchie
Soundtrack: Gin Wigmore
Sound Design/Audio Mixing: Liquid Studios
Stills Photographer: Fraser Clements/Match
Retouching: Denny Monk

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