Morgan Freeman stars in Turkish Airlines' Super Bowl spot

The airline's sixth Big Game ad is centered on the idea of the supercontinent 'Pangea'

Published On
Feb 11, 2022

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Turkish Airlines is returning to the Super Bowl with a familiar spokesman, actor Morgan Freeman, who appeared in an ad for the airline company in 2017.

In this year’s ad, titled “Pangea” and released Feb. 10, Freeman likens the airline to a force of nature keeping the earth connected as if it were one continent. Centred around the concept of "Pangea," the supercontinent that existed millions of years ago, the ad shows continents moving together into each other, symoblizing the resumption of travel and a more connected world after the pandemic. “We connect more countries than any other airline,” reads a sentence at the end of the spot.

The ad was created via Amsterdam creative production company Whale, leading an Amsterdam-based team including director Kenn MacRae, edit company Splash Studios, VFX shop Glassworks and music company MassiveMusic.

"We are glad to work with such a talented star, Morgan Freeman, for the second time in line with the Pangea campaign," said Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee, Prof. Dr. Ahmet Bolat, in a statement. “After months of creative ideation and production, we’re incredibly proud to share this campaign with the world during the most watched sporting event on the globalcalendar. Travellers are increasingly hopeful and enthusiastic to safely explore new destinations or reunite with loved ones, and as a leading airline, we hope to spark inspiration and instil confidence as we strive to reconnect the world.”

"We wanted to visualise a concept that’s so big it’s almost unbelievable,” added Whale’s founder and executive producer, Ezra Xenoss, in a statement. “That meant using a real variety of VFX techniques to create epic, massive movements, while making sure the concept didn’t appear destructive or ominous. It’s testament to the team, both the many talented craftspeople who
touched the spot, and our partners at Turkish Airlines, that we could achieve what we did on this scale."

The spot will feature in the first half, second quarter of the Super Bowl. This is Turkish Airlines’ sixth ad to feature at the Super Bowl.


Feb 11, 2022
Client :
Turkish Airlines
Agency :
Client :
Rafet Fatih Özgür
Client :
Mehmet Dinler
Client :
Fatih Akyıl
Client :
Barış Akın
Client :
Uğur Emre Paksoy
Client :
Yeliz Nur Celayir
Client :
Rukiye Sündüz Gani
Client :
Muna Irmak Kurçeren
Client :
Kayahan Uluş
Client :
Gökhan Öcal
Client :
Betül Yağcıoğlu
Founder / EP :
Ezra Xenos
Founder / EP :
Rachel Perry
Client Lead :
Engin Celikbas
Executive Creative Director :
Kenn MacRae
Creative Director :
Dan John
Designer :
Steele Bonus
Production Support :
Abi Leah
Production Company :
Producer :
Ezra Xenos
Director :
Kenn MacRae
Production Service Company :
Founder / EP :
Ender Sevim
Line Producer :
Melih Kokucu
Assistant Producer :
Öykü Aytulun
Andaç Şahan
1st Assistant Director :
Merve Toz
Art Director :
Burak Yıldırım
Stylist :
Elif Seydioğlu
Production Manager :
Emrah Çiçek
Production Service Company :
Executive Producer :
Brian Song
Producer :
Willa Goldfeder
Production Manager :
Brooke Filewich
Pete Konczal
1st Assistant Director :
Jermaine Sumra
Production Designer :
Zeki Sarayoğlu
Art Director :
Josh Visser
Art Assistant :
Oriol Vinas Vineta
Art Assistant :
Bruno Pötsch
Wardrobe Stylist :
Cathie Valdavino
Wardrobe Stylist :
Yolanda Kemper
Food Stylist :
Alican Melen
Edit :
Splash Studios
Founder / Editor :
Rigel Kilston
Assistant Editor :
Lyon Pol
Post Production/VFX :
Head of 3D :
Rudiger Kaltenhauser
3D Artist :
Darren McPherson
3D Artist :
Mateusz Kozlowski
Head of 2D :
Kyle Obley
Lead 2D Artist :
Urs Furrer
2D Artist :
Alexis da Camara
Colorist :
Scott Harris
Color Assist :
Leo Grassi
Andy Kidd
Chief Operating Officer :
Chris Kiser
Head of Production :
Belen Palos
Senior Producer :
Rebecca Johnson
Production Coordinator :
Patrick Armstrong
Music / Sound :
Massive Music
Head of Creative Development :
Music Creative :
Mixing Engineer :
Photography :
Webber Represents
Photographer :
Geordie Wood

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