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Adam Spivey Cuts a Pair of Eerie Trails for Eastenders' 30th Anniversary, 2 years, 8 months ago

Paul Gay directs creepy new spots for BBC's long running drama

Adam Spivey Cuts a Pair of Eerie Trails for Eastenders' 30th Anniversary

These unsettling spots from Red Bee , directed by long time collaborator Paul Gay, cast a sense of dread over the upcoming ‘Week of Revelations’ to mark the 30th Anniversary of the programme. Bottles open, gates slam and bells ring by themselves in a series of paranormal occurrences. The cast gathers under Lucy Beale’s spectral gaze in the closing frames, with her murderer to finally be revealed. Click here to view the spot

Shot by Philipp Blaubach on set at the Eastenders lot, these idents mark a dark and intriguing turn for the show, as noted by The Daily Mail and The Mirror, and are sure to entice a new demographic of viewers.

Adam Spivey uses the slow, unnerving zooms coupled with the characters’ horrified reaction shots to magnify the tension and the jarring, discordant score cannot help but make the viewer nervous.

In a community with so many secrets, who has the most sinister? Click here to watch the films in full.


Brand: Eastenders

Creative Director: Andy Booth


Art Director: Gell Dove

Creative Agency

Account Director: Karina Jaya-Ratnam

Creative Agency: Red Bee


Edit Company: The Play Room

Editor: Adam Spivey

Post Production / VFX

Post Production House: Framestore

Production Company

Director: Paul Gay

DOP: Philipp Blaubach

Producer: Louise Jones

Production Company: Red Bee

Production Manager: Eleanor Hopwood

Category: Publications and media , Tv and radio

Genre: Idents , People , Storytelling