Air New Zealand has launched the latest in its series of entertaining in-flight safety videos, this time exploring the world of Hollywood.
The video features Kiwi actor Rhys DArby (star of Flight of the Conchords), trying to convince US actress Anna Faris (Brokeback Mountain, CBS sitcom Mom) to star in the video with him.
Safety in Hollywood was filmed at four Warner Bros sets, taking in film locations from iconic movies including Jurassic Park, Casablanca and War of the Worlds.
The video also features extras including Chester the Chihuahua who has appeared in Transformers and medical drama series Grey’s Anatomy.
Air New Zealand is famous for creating humorous safety videos, with previous examples featuring the All Blacks rugby team, and the cast of The Hobbit.
Commenting on the video Air New Zealand’s Head of Global Brand Jodi Williams said:
“Anna and Rhys make a great comedic duo and really bring this safety video to life, entertaining customers while at the same time imparting key safety messages.
“Our inflight safety videos are now world famous and we know people anticipate their release. The interest in them has been phenomenal and collectively they’ve attracted more than 83 million views online and featured in international news outlets like CNN, BBC, Time.com and The Daily Mail.
“This latest video will again draw eyeballs to New Zealand from around the globe and encourage visitors to travel to our wonderful country. It is also another great example of the diverse set of creative talent that our nation nurtures.”
The new video will be rolled out across the carrier’s fleet from today.