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RSA Director Ben Scott, 180 Kingsday Reach "Our Newest Destination" For Qatar Airways

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Robert Goldrich
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Ad agency 180 Kingsday has launched its latest campaign for Qatar Airways. The 60-second centerpiece commercial titled “Our Newest Destination” celebrates the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019.

The tournament, which kicks off in Paris on June 7, is expected to be the biggest event in women’s football to date. The campaign honors the significance of this by creating a land dominated by the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 It begins with a mother telling her daughter an enchanting bedtime story. In the hands of 180 Kingsday, this story becomes a tale of legendary proportions. The heroes of the game become giants, roaming and playing across a mountainous CGI landscape. It’s a magical land where footballs rain from the sky, stadiums erupt like volcanoes and fans--including superstar supporter Neymar JR--celebrate the skill and talent of the players from across the world.

“Our Newest Destination” reunites the team behind Qatar Airways’ “The World Like Never Before” campaign, including director Ben Scott, RSA Films and postproduction house MPC. As with the earlier campaign, “Our Newest Destination” utilizes VFX to create this unique place--mixing perspectives and backgrounds and complementing it with beautiful CGI landscapes.

RSA director Scott said, “Building this fairytale world was a brilliant challenge for me and the team. We wanted people to feel the passion, skill and excitement that the tournament will deliver - but in a way you’ve never seen before.”

Kalle Hellzen, executive creative director at 180 Kingsday, said “This tournament is going to be more incredible than anyone can imagine. We wanted to create a world that could live up to that and take people there in a way that only Qatar Airways can. We crafted a world that inspires and that celebrates the skill of these amazing athlete.”

Credits

Client Qatar Airways Agency 180 Kingsday Production RSA Films Ben Scott, director; John Mathieson, DP; Alex Heathcote, producer; Richard Wheelan, 1st AD; Lily Moore, production manager; Jonathan Lee, production designer. Postproduction MPC George K, colorist; Abhinav Sharda, line producer; Thomas Cole, VFX producer; Greg McKneally, 3D supervisor; Dan Lorenzini, 2D supervisor. Music Adelphoi Music Audio Wave

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