British Airways - Bringing people together / Face - (1989) :90 (UK)

This ad was partly shot in Utah and aired worldwide but came out of a London agency.

Ad agency: Saatchi and Saatchi, London

Creative: Graham Fink

AnonymousCoward's picture
AnonymousCoward's picture

This is my most favorite commercial of all time. Saatchi and Saatchi, advertising firm of London, did a magnificent job for it's time.

One of the most beautiful commercial's BA has ever done.

Well Done / Bravo !

lostmyremote's picture

Somewhere in that Utah desert, is a set of ears..... we don't see them in the end shot! That's one expensive set of extra's wandering around out there!

Anyone remember the sequel with the box landing on the beach? It was pretty crap - they could have had the ears found on the island...

wait that sounds like the plot from Lost!

AnonymousCoward's picture

This ad was shot almost completely in Utah, not Ohio. The lake is Lake Powell, the street is in Salt Lake City, the Picasso face is at the salt flats, and the full face/world is in Southeastern Utah, near Moab. Not sure where the ear was shot at. I know all of this, because when I was 13 and in the 7th grade, I was in the commercial. In the part with the full face/world, I am just above the winking eye.

kberly13's picture

The ear was filmed in Heber Valley, in Utah. Up in a field, that is now Soldier Hollow- where some Olympic events were held. The people that made the ear were from Wasatch High School.

AnonymousCoward's picture

when i was in high school i was part of this commercial. it was so much fun

DelicateArch's picture

I was part of the wink in the middle of the Utah desert. I will be forever grateful to British Airways for bringing me together with the love of my life nearly 25 years later ;)

Emily C's picture

DelicateArch - what a great story! I work in the PR team at British Airways and would love to be able to email you about an exciting project we've got coming up.

Charity Cabe's picture

I was part of the face that was filmed near Moab Utah in 1989. I was in the 6th grade. This by far is one of my best childhood memories.

Dabitch's picture

This thread has turned into an unexpected reunion of former high-schoolers who helped make the face. Cool!