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14 August 2018

Spengler, Stantz, and… Greg from the Halifax?

by Andrew MacGregor

Halifax: “Ghostbusters” - 60s

Pop culture miners Halifax snag two-thirds of the original ‘Ghostbusters' line-up in the bank's latest nostalgia hit. Having previously answered the ‘Wizard of Oz' gang's mortgage queries, Greg from the Halifax - that's his name, don't wear it out - now accompanies Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis) and Raymond Stantz (Dan Ackroyd) on their Sedgewick Hotel assignment.

Of course, fans will notice there is a sizeable Bill Murray-shaped elephant in the room. One can only imagine the legal hoops the brand had to leap through to make this 60" reboot possible, but we suspect Peter Venkman was one too far.

Still, Greg (played by David Rees Talbot) proves an amiable substitute, as he proves Halifax staff aren't afraid of taking a dollop of ectoplasm to the face… which is the least one can expect from high street banks these days.

Creative Agency: adam&eveDDB Ⓟ Ⓦ
Group CCO: Ben Priest Ⓟ
Group ECD: Ben Tollett
CCO: Richard Brim
Creative Director: Ted Heath / Paul Angus
CEO: Mat Goff
Managing Partner: Mike Stern
Account Director: James Derrick
Account Executive: Rosa Aaronovitch
Planner: David Golding / Henry Kozak / John Blight
Agency Producer: Rebecca Holt
Film Production: Another Film Company Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Declan Lowney Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: Simon Monhemius
Cinematographer: Ray Coates
Production Designer: Olly Williams
Editor: Leo King Ⓦ @ Stitch Ⓟ Ⓦ
VFX: Alex Fitzgerald (Executive Producer) / Andrew Wood (Creative Director) / Imogen Pai (Producer) @ The Mill Ⓟ Ⓦ
Colourist: Dave Ludlam
Compositor: Ed Poulson @ The Mill Ⓟ Ⓦ
Sound Designer: Sam Ashwell Ⓦ @ 750MPH Ⓟ Ⓦ
Actor: David Rees Talbot

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