Virgin Produces First In-Flight Film, Shot at 35,000 Feet

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We've all seen airline movies, but have we seen any that were filmed aloft?

The Virgin Airlines trifecta -- America, Atlantic and Australia -- have teamed up for the first time on a multiplatform branded-entertainment campaign out of Eleven centered on a short film, "Departure Date."

The film, shot on three commercial flights across three continents within 20 hours, claims to be the first short made at 35,000 feet. Written and directed by Kat Coiro ("Life Happens," "While We Were Here") and starring Ben Feldman ("Mad Men") and Nicky Whelan ("Hall Pass"), it tells the story of two strangers who fall in love on a Virgin flight.

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