This Touching Short Film About Love and Home Is Actually an Ad (for British Airways)

Airline Is Reaching Out to Expats With Long-Form Content

Published on Nov 12, 2014

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British Airways is reaching out to expatriates with this beautifully filmed piece of online content, "The Welcome of Home." It tells the touching story, in documentary style, of a second-generation expatriate Indian, Chitra, and her journey from Canada back to see her family in India.

Like recent efforts from the likes of Airbnb and Google, it turns a personal story into a long-form ad with little overt branding. The film, sensitively done in a low-key style, was created by BBH London and directed by BAFTA-nominated documentary makers Wilkins and Maguire.

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Nov 12, 2014
BBH London
British Airways
Creative Team:
Harry Orton
Creative Team:
Robin Warman
Executive Creative Director:
Ewan Patterson
Director, Strategy:
Mark Aronson
Business Lead:
Richard Lawson
Team Manager:
Jonny Price
Team Director:
Leonora Hopkins
Chris Watling
Producer Assistant:
Adam Reid
Production Company:
Wilkins and Maguire
Executive Producer:
Jon Chads
Jonny Kight
Director, Photography:
Luke Jacobs
Post Production:
Electric Theatre Collective
Editor/Editing House:
Patric Ryan, Marshall Street Editors
Sound Director:

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