The Air NZ Safety Video 2018 from the always hilarious Air New Zealand advertising team takes on safety in retro epic fashion this year. Via CNN:
There are six hundred cast members in Air New Zealand’s new safety video, “It’s Kiwi Safety.” The video, which launched Monday, isn’t Air New Zealand’s first creative safety video — in fact, it’s the airline’s 18th — but it is the first to be styled like a music video. Filmed at a variety of locations in the country, including Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin, it is the largest-scale safety video ever produced by the Auckland-based airline. Starring rapper Randa (Mainard Larkin), a transgender hip-hop performer known for expressive music, and New Zealand actor Julian Dennison, whose films include “Deadpool 2” and “Hunt for the Wilderpeople,” the video is entertaining, informative and a testament to the country’s incredible diversity.
“It’s Kiwi Safety” is a catchy tune inspired by Run DMC’s “It’s Tricky” and Sisters Underground’s “In the Neighborhood.”
While the safety video includes all the greatest safety hits — no smoking (or vaping), listen to the crew, fasten your seatbelt when the sign is on, put on your own oxygen mask first — it also introduces a new element when Randa raps: “Emergencies are unlikely, but if one did arise, just be calm, keep it cool, do your thing and please be kind.”