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ONE OF THE MANY GOOD THINGS ABOUT THE FALL IS LOTS AND LOTS OF NEW TELEVISION SERIES ALONGSIDE NEW SEASONS OF OLD ONES.

To promote the brand new Norwegian reality-series SMÅBRUKET (= The Smallholding or The Small farm), the production company Fantefilm has made an excellent film in cooperation with TV 3. Once again the great divide between the city and the countryside is in focus. The fast and furious, noisy and tall, hard and cold City versus the slow and gentle, calm and small, soft and warm Countryside. This divide is shown with great use of images and paste. In the middle of it all is the very small and red headed TV host with the name of Ravi (or Ivar Johansen), perhaps more known for his music and musical programs. The dream of a harmonic life in the country seems tempting for many stressed up citizens of the city. In the first episode we get to know four families, with and without children, which are given the opportunity to check it out. Is the grass truly greener on the other side? The promotion film is directed by Kenneth Olaf Hjellum and produced by Audun Lynghold Wittenberg. Post production by Pia Nyhus and Hocus Focus: Henrik Berge (editor), Bengt Ove Sannes & Haavard Albertsen (online and colour grading) and Johannes Ringen (sound design). To be continued every Thursday at 21.30 on TV3...

WORK IT HARDER, MAKE IT BETTER, DO IT FASTER, MAKES US STRONGER, MORE THAN EVER, NEVER OVER, OUR WORK IS NEVER OVER.

-At first I am not sure whether we are suppose to dance after the seductive rhythms of Kanye West's massive hit "Stronger" OR be curious of images of well-dressed men. Well, we can do both. TV 3 is promoting a new season of the Norwegian reality-series HOMSEPATRULJEN. It is adapted from the original American series Queer Eye, which hat its origin all the way back in 2003. Already premiered on our screens, the most beloved Norwegian queer television face Per Sundnes (called the Captain) is leading the team including the hairdresser Alex Cornelius, the handyman John Andre Hanøy, the stylist Espen Hilton and the personal trainer Tore Vik. What can possible go wrong when these fellows role up their sleeves and start to help a selected few and lucky people to freshen up their homes in creative ways. This is a pumped up teaser from TV 3 in cooperation with the production company Fantefilm and director Kenneth Olaf Hjellum. Produced by Audun Lyngholm Wittenberg and post produced by Pia Nyhus and Hocus Focus. Edited by Henrik Berge, online and grading by Haavard Albertsen. Sound design by Johannes Ringen. With statements like: "We are coming with bells on" from The Captain, it is impossible not to be touched. So watch this space every Tuesday 21.30 at TV3.

NORWEGIANS LOVE PIZZA. ALL KINDS OF PIZZA. PERHAPS THAT IS WHY THERE ARE LOADS OF EXCELLENT COMMERCIALS FOR DIFFERENT KINDS OF PIZZAS OUT THERE.

The latest from Big One Pizza is created by the production company Trøbbel Film and it is a charming little film. It is perhaps playing with our laziness (what do I know) as a young and sweet pizza delivery boy is bringing pizza to the 40-something white male (in his underpants?). However, more important is "the package" coming together with the pizza, the package of a bottle of coke and a film on DVD. The rather confused boy in green looks like a question mark as he is told to take the pizza himself, back home or whatever. What? And why is the white male in his 40ies already eating a slice of pizza? We have decided not to spoil the whole point of this humorous commercial, but we can give you a hint: Frozen Pizza! Directed by Ubbe Haavind and produced by Kristin Emblem for Trøbbel film. Post produced by Pia Nyhus and the following small but outstanding team from Hocus Focus: Henrik Berge (editor) and Bengt Ove Sannes (online and colour grading).

COMING UP: A BIG TIME AND BRAND-NEW MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE. THE SONG AND VIDEO BIG DREAMER IS LAUNCHED IN THESE DAYS AT MTV EUROPE, MTV AFRICA AND PROBABLY THE US TOO.

The Swedish singer and songwriter Mary N'Diaye is perhaps an unfamiliar name in Norway. However, she is a celebrity in several African countries, and she participated in the television program The Voice in her home country in 2010. Thumbs up for Mary, as she appears not only to have a fabulous voice, but also as an ethnic version of no less than the iconic Grace Jones. With her Mohican hairstyle, the characteristically shawl hanging loose over her head, warrior make-up and lots of colours and patterns, we can assure you that she will be noticed. Add a fresh sound with a mix of Afro beat and Euro Dance, some hot dance moves, and there you have it: A star of tomorrow. A cool video from a bit scary artist, directed by Petter Tangmyr, 3D and motion graphics by Good Evening, post production by Hocus Focus with Pia Nyhus (producer) and Mathias Theissen (online and colour grading). To be continued...

COME WITH US TO ITALY. TO THE LAND OF OLIVES, VALPOLICELLA WINE, SUNDRIED TOMATOES, ROME AND PIZZA. DIRECTOR JOHANNE HELGELAND AND THE PRODUCTION TEAM FROM FANTEFILM MUST HAVE BEEN PRETTY CONFIDENT IN THE PRODUCT THEY ARE PROMOTING.

The pre-cooked PIZZA ORIGINALE is brought all the way back to its homeland Italy to be tested by "real Italians". Travelling around to beautiful places, incidental people are asked to take a bite and tell us what they think about the taste. Of course we believe that they are totally honest and truthful. Aren't all Italians? Just the sound of the language mixed with a bit of Opera, piazzas in front of churches, the wine ranks and the old men with moustaches make us believe that this is the real thing - the real Italian Pizza Originale. What a blessing, and we are convinced -this is it, folks! Produced by Hugo Hagemann Føsker and post produced by Pia Nyhus and the following team from Hocus Focus: Henrik Berge (editing), Haavard Albertsen (online and colour grading) and Johannes Ringen (sound design).