The BBC’s trail for its Euro’s coverage was directed by Blinkink’s Nicos Livesey.

The 60 second animation features thousands of beautifully observed hand-drawn characters and is set to new The Chemical Brothers track ‘The Darkness that you Fear’.

The campaign takes place in a waiting room big enough to fit the whole of Europe. Players and fans sit side by side idly trying to pass the time. In one corner Gareth Bale is working on his putting, in another Kylian Mbappe is swapping football stickers, and all the while Cristiano Ronaldo is relentlessly pounding the treadmill. Suddenly the calm is broken when a cheer erupts and everyone realises the tournament is finally here and our wait is over…

 

Credits

 

BBC Creative

ECD Helen Rhodes

Head of Planning Mike Lean

Head of Production James Wood

Creative Director Tim Jones

Creative Director James Cross

Creative Andy Parkman

Senior Producer Rachel Roberts

Project Manager Matt Totterdell

Planner Sam Pavey

Production Manager Sophie Knott

Production Coordinator Charlotte Stapleton

 

Blinkink

Director Nicos Livesey

Executive Producer Bart Yates

Producer Alex Halley

Production Manager Rosanna Morley

Production Coordinator Molly Turner

Storyboards Oscar Wright

Editor Nicos Livesey

Cutdowns Editor Reece Proctor

Character Design Elio Moavero

Additional Character Design Dan Lambert

Concept Artist Camille Perrin

Background Layout Camille Perrin

Background Painter Camille Perrin

Background Painter Clement Danveau

Lead Animator Reg Isaac

Lead Animation Assistant Seti Seto

Lead Colourist Martin Dray

Lead Compositor Simone Ghilardotti

 

Postproduction

Factory

Sound Design Mark Hills

Audio Producer Beth Massey

Black Kyte

Grade Andi Chu

 

Jon Creamer