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Turkish Airlines Captures The Delightful Story Of A Blind Surfer

Witness an impossible dream come true with the latest video of Turkish Airlines Delightful Stories powered by Dekatlon Buzz.

In a project by digital agency Dekatlon Buzz, Turkish Airlines invites people to chase their dreams with the Delightful Stories project in accordance with its brand essence and motto “Widen Your World.”

The latest video on the project’s website www.delightfulstories.com, gives viewers a chance to witness the incredible story of blind Professional Surfer, Derek Rabelo and his inspirational adventure.

Derek’s father, a former surfer, always dreamt of his son following in his footsteps. However, when Derek was born completely blind due to Glaucoma, his father’s dream suddenly came to an end.

After discovering his father’s aspiration at the age of 17, Derek took initiative and began to learn how to surf. Thanks to his strong determination, the dream of Derek and his father became a reality.

The story begins with Derek’s realization of his father’s longing dream, and peaks into the scenes of him surfing on high waves. The video has been shot in Rio de Janeiro and contains fascinating scenes from the famous city of carnivals.

Watch the story unfold here:

Users can watch all of the inspirational films from the Delightful Stories series on the official website at www.delightfulstories.com and can also submit their own story to be shot as the last video of the project.

We are ready to take off if you are willing to discover, to chase your dreams and to widen your world – Turkish Airlines.


Brand: Turkish Airlines
Agency: Dekatlon
Brand Representatives: Neşet Dereli, İnanç Emre Albayrak, Ali Barış İşcan
Project General Coordinator: Samet Ensar Sarı
Project Creative Manager: Murat Kaya
Project Planning Manager: Martin Hildgen
Production: Ya Da Productions
Director: Özkul Dikici
DOP: Ahmet Kasapoğlu
Art Director: Mustafa Karagülmez

About Dekatlon Buzz

Dekatlon Buzz is a social media agency in Istanbul that provides several offerings interacting with the digital landscape, including social media tracking & analysis, digital PR and a multi-platform creative solution skill set.

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