CURIOUS FILM’S TAIKA WAITITI DIRECTS
THE MOST EPIC SAFETY VIDEO EVER MADE
Curious Film’s Taika Waititi is the director behind what is truly ‘The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made’, created for Air New Zealand.
The video features actors Elijah Wood, Sylvester McCoy and Dean O’Gorman alongside director Peter Jackson and Waititi, who also appears in the film as a bearded wizard after two die-hard Hobbit fans find themselves sitting next to Elijah Wood on an Air New Zealand flight to Middle Earth.
The film – produced by Curious in New Zealand – also celebrates the third and final film in The Hobbit Trilogy: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.
Waititi is a writer, director and actor whose second feature film, Boy, is New Zealand’s highest grossing local film of all time. Commercially, Taika’s best-known work is the Pot Noodle campaign from Mother London. He recently was the winner of a Gold Lion for ‘Blazed’ and launched his third feature film, What We Do in the Shadows, about a group of vampires who live together in Wellington, New Zealand.
Watch ‘The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made’ here
With offices in Sydney, Auckland and Queenstown, Curious Film is a full-service production company that represents some of the region’s most dynamic commercial directors and photographers. Founded ten years ago the company has been recognized at some of the world’s most prestigious awards festivals including the Cannes Film Festival, Cannes Lions, D&AD, ADC, Clios, One Show, NYF Award, Axis, Spikes, AdFest and Young Guns. Curious Film offers a full-service production facility for commercial and feature film productions; is a participating member of SPAA, SPADA, CPC; and is proud to be the region’s first CarboNZero production company