Finnair, HEL produce first airline-airport film
One story spanning three continents created by two directors : that is the result of a creative collaboration between Finnair and Helsinki Airport (HEL) called East and West Side Story, a film that celebrates the many poignant encounters that occur during travel.
This is the first time an airline and an airport have come together for such a project, according to a press release from Finnair. The story, directed by Korea's Young-Wook Paik (also known as "Wookie") and Sweden's Johan Storm, follows a famous writer searching for privacy. Starring Anne Bergstedt (Boardwalk Empire, Black Swan) and Jae Hoon (One Day Maybe), the movie premiered September 6 in one of Helsinki Airport's aircraft hangars, temporarily transformed into a movie theater, in a special event hosted by Hollywood filmmaker Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2, Deep Blue Sea).