Jessica Alba and Zac Efron’s latest adventure for Dubai tourism falls
Hollywood stars Jessica Alba and Zac Efron return for the fifth installment of Dubai Tourism’s Dubai Presents trailer series, again directed by award-winning Australian filmmaker Craig Gillespie.
The last spot to be released this weekend is called “A Riveting Mystery” and once again plays across the film genre that crosses the previous four spots. However, this time around we get a nugget of information that Efron’s character is an archaeologist, while Alba is introduced as a professor. Handsome and smart, too!
The commercial series is the work of London-based creative agency Mother, with reports totaling six.
All of the spots are shot beautifully and it’s clear the agency was on a really big budget, but again, they’re a bit dark and violent and don’t offer the usual raft of attractions you’d expect from a travel ad. Check out ad number five for yourself below:
Relive the previous spots here. “Dubai presents: a captivating saga”; “Dubai presents: a whole new you”; “Dubai Presents: A Romance to Remember”; and “Dubai Presents: A Five Star Mission”.
Client: Dubai Tourism
Production company: MJZ
Director: Craig Gillespie
Director of photography: Nicolas Karakatsanis
Producer: Martha Davis
Production company abroad: Stoked
Edit House: Exile
Editors: Shane Reid, Nick Gilberg, Will Butler and Brendan Jenkins (Ten Three)
Post office: Electric theater collective
Post-producer: Jon Purton
Production coordinator: Emma Hughes
VFX Supervisor: Ryan Knowles
VFX Leaders: Sarah Crux, Ally Burnett, Ruben Llusia, Hani AlYousif
VFX artists: Alberto Pizzocchero, Daniel Brewster, Adam Woolrich, Ludvig Hallenius, Christian Block, Doruk Saglam, Kia Coates Stirling Archibald, Thiago Vilas Boas, Heather Costa, Will Medcalf, Tane Welham, Chris Fraser, Kieran Jordan, Oscar Tornincasa, Julie Cruette , Luke Butler, Dave Birkill, Gareth Williams, Adam Darrah
Sound: 750 mph
Sound Engineers: Sam Ashwell (Head), Jeff Smith, Tom Joyce, Mike Bovil and Jake Ashwell
Music Company: two-tone audio group
Creative Director / Founder: Peter Nashel
Composer: Peter Nashel
Executive Music Producer: Ross Hopman
Main Music Producer: Giovonni Lobato