THE UNBEATABLE SUNSHINE DISCO OF BOOGIE WONDERLAND WITH EARTH, WIND & FIRE FROM 1979 IS AMONG THIS EASTER’S COMMERCIAL PLEASURES.
The song is regarded as a classic of the disco era and it seems quite appropriate that a bunch of people dressed in all the colours of the rainbow dances around and are super happy. Yet another reason to be super happy besides the music is the SuperLotto. Norsk Tipping is assigned by the government to offer games that create excitement and entertainment within responsible limits, with the profits going to good causes. We are happy to announce that over the Easter we are greeting no less than 45 brand new Lotto-millionaires – welcome and join the club. Directed by André Chocron, produced by Linn Engen, post-produced by Jon Anders Klausen and Hocus Focus. Edited by Thomas Løvig and Erik Treimann, colour-grading and online by Haavard Albertsen. Sound-design by Erik Ljunggren.
THE FIRST TIME ANDREAS KLEIBERG DIRECTED A FILM FOR THE INFINITUM MOVEMENT, HE WAS NOMINATED TO THE YOUNG DIRECTORS AWARD IN CANNES.
Now he is back with a new film, this time together with the legendary snowboarder Terje Håkonsen. Their environmental concerns are up-close, personal and very real as Håkonsen talks about a possible future without snow. He is harsh in his descriptions of Norway as the richest white-trash country in the world and how our laziness prevents us from doing something about the sad state of our earth. It still makes sense that the least we can do is to recycle our bottles, cans and other goods of plastic. #pantforpudder. Produced by Rut Solli and Fantefilm. Post-produced by Jon Anders Klausen and Hocus Focus: Edited by Henrik Berge, colour grading and online by Haavard Albertsen. Sound design by Erik Ljunggren and music composed by Chris Emmington.
IDUN HAS BEEN IN THE YEAST INDUSTRY A LONG TIME, WITH HISTORY THAT CAN BE TRACED ALL THE WAY BACK TO 1883. TODAY THEY ARE THE LEADING PROVIDER OF YEAST TO THE NORWEGIAN PEOPLE.
One of their latest products is pre-made sourdough yeast, making it easy for all the baking enthusiasts to easily make their own sourdough breads at home. Henrik Henriksen directs this commercial, full of slow motions and time lapses. It’s basically bakingporn! Produced by Gry Sætre from Tangrystan, agency is POL.
Post-produced by Jon Anders Klausen and Hocus Focus: edited by Ove Kenneth Nilsen, colourgrading and online by Mathias Theissen, and sound design by Erik Ljunggren.
HOCUS FOCUS HAS GREAT NEWS. AFTER PREPARING, WORKING AND TOURING WITH A-HAS LATEST ALBUM – ERIK LJUNGGREN IS BACK FROM SOUTH-AMERICA, EUROPE AND HIS LEAVE OF ABSENCE.
We are thrilled to have him back in business at Hocus Focus. Erik has already managed to get his hands on the Critical Award in Grimstad and Amanda-nominee with his work on “Retrett”. There are certainly more magical sounds to come in August, after a well-deserved holiday. A big thanks to Erik for sharing the A-HA adventure with the whole team at Hocus Focus, and for bringing us along at the last After Glow show in Oslo Spektrum.
STATOIL HAS A LONG TRADITION IN SUPPORTING UP AND COMING TALENTS WITHIN SPORTS, CULTURE AND SCIENCE. FOR THE LAST 10 YEARS, THE MULTI-NATIONAL COMPANY HAS SUPPORTED NORWEGIAN HEROES OF TOMORROW.
It is all about young people with big dreams and great ambitions, who got what it takes to succeed. In a new information and motivation campaign produced by The Film Agency, four films are telling the childhood stories of four such heroes. First one out is our number 1 star Martin Ødegaard, the winner of Statoil’s football scholarship 2014. Through the faces of different children, old footage as well as new, he tells us about a childhood of training at the cost of friends, parties and all-nighters of PlayStation. Martin Ødegaard believes it is not so much about talent, but more about training and willpower. So does the cross-country skier Astrid Uhrenholt Jacobsen, who also is a mentor for the Statoil Hero-Programme. The musician and winner of a scholarship in 2012, Mr Jarle Bernhoft tells the story of a shy and strange kid, who found his confidence through a guitar. We see all that individuality and hearing his voice telling us how important it is to believe in ourselves, even when nobody else does so. The fourth film is from Stine and from a science perspective. She remembers her childhood curiosity of everything - why does the wind blow and how can a plane fly? Stine has kept this curiosity and puts it into her work to find solutions we will need in the future. All of the films are beautifully put together in a mixture of past, present and future.
Directed by Andrea Eckerbom, produced by Caroline Werring and post-produced by Ole-Arild Svendsen and Hocus Focus. Edited by Henrik Berge, online by Bengt Ove Sannes and Mathias Theissen, colour grading by Haavard Albertsen and Mathias Theissen. Sound design by Erik Ljunggren, Preben Grieg-Halvorsen and Vidar Grande.