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Delayed Flights Cause Love at First Sight in This Lovely Orange Spot

Carnibird's Samir Mallal directs heartwarming Christmas story from Publicis Conseil

Delayed Flights Cause Love at First Sight in This Lovely Orange Spot

With 'Delayed Flights', Carnibird director Samir Mallal visually immerses audiences in a touching narrative. In this new instalment of the Orange saga, technology and emotional storytelling come together by happy accident. 

The spot takes place at an airport on Christmas Eve, where two characters - Paul and May Lin -  are stranded due to delayed flights. Yet their eyes meet and, slowly, they get to know each other. Little by little and with the help of their iPhone X, they break the ice and the language barrier. 

The next day, when Paul's plane is about to take off, a surprise awaits him. 


Director: Samir Mallal

Brand: Orange & Apple

Advertiser: Orange

Creative Agency

TV Producer: Benjamin Auberdiac

Head of TV / Production: Pierre Marcus

Copywriters: Alexandre Hildebrand, Simon Dhamelincourt

Creative Directors: Fabrice Delacourt, Olivier Desmettre

Creative Agency: Publicis Conseil

Agency Production: Prodigious

Production Company

Line Producer: Renaud Jaget

Producers: Sam Fontaine, Juliette Desmarescaux

Production Company: Carnibird

DOP: Marcel Zyskind

Genre: Activation , Digital , Storytelling