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COMING UP: THE NEW AND SHINY MUSIC VIDEO FROM DONKEYBOY. THE NORWEGIAN BAND FROM DRAMMEN WITH A BUNCH OF HITS HAS TAKEN ON THE CITY OF LONDON WITH THE LATEST SINGLE TRIGGERFINGER.

A bit of a drama is going on in Soho as the beautiful and talented Linnea Dale is replaced by Kieza from Canada. The imagery is a bonanza of colour and light, shadows and dark corners - leaving no doubt that the city is the main character of this little story of two people who never actually meet. It is all there. The black cabs, the red double-decker busses and the circled Underground signs. The impression is that of frustrated longing and of a particularly mood created by an excellent production team. Director Bjørn Opsahl and producer Tommy Wike managed to get hold of Ray Kay editor Katie Hetland. From her very capable hands, the music video went to Hocus Focus and had a short stopover in Horten for some colour grading and online work by Haavard Albertsen. Post produced by Ole-Arild Svendsen and Hocus Focus.

COMING UP: THE RELEASE OF AN IMPORTANT AND INFORMATIVE FILM FROM THE NORWEGIAN CHURCH AID AND THE ACTALLIANCE.

The film is created and produced on the basis of supporting a good cause by the production companies Babusjka and Olafilms, the advertising agency Anorak and the post production company Hocus Focus. Mr. Nicken’s alarmclocks are the centre of narrative attention, and the film is full of humour and warm wit. Shoot on location in Johannesburg and the area of Soweto Township, the images are speaking a fascinating language, whereas a clear message is coming together at the end. The struggle to make poverty history must be fought on many fronts simultaneously. Norwegian Church Aid has three main working methods, and one of these is the focus on long-term development. And this is what Mr. Nicken is talking about. As he tells us that he loves all clocks, including the classic ones (the roosters) and that he simply loved waking people up as a kid, he also tells us that we need to wake up. Charity can only reach so far, and what will create change are investments in local businesses and work for especially young people. The bottom line is: “The Norwegian oil fund can create millions of jobs, but only 1% is invested in those countries that need it the most. Let’s wake up the politicians”. Directed by Stian Smestad, produced by Håkon Sørensen and Babusjka. Post produced by Ole-Arild Svendsen and Hocus Focus: Edited by Thomas Løvig, online and colour grading by Haavard Albertsen, sound design by Erik Ljunggren. So let’s go and find some more information at www.sendenvekker.no

THE WELL-KNOWN TV-CHEF LISE FINCKENHAGEN HAS SPENT THE SUMMER VISITING FARMERS ALL OVER NORWAY, TO TASTE AND TALK ABOUT THE SEASONAL TEMPTATIONS.

These glimpses of colourful vegetables, fruits and berries create the latest commercial campaign from Bama and the Norwegian/Los Angeles based production company The King of Popcorn. Director Sten Hellevig takes us to the most beautiful places in Norway and provides us with plenty of knowledge and arguments for choosing Norwegian products. Roy Hasle’s carrots in Østfold, Thorleif Muller’s strawberries from Nøtterøy and Jan Ove Nes in Hardanger, where you can find the best plums, of course: All the products reeks of quality. And the series of films look as crispy and fresh as the fruits and vegetables they represents. Norwegian nature and health at its best. Produced by Terez Hollo Klausen and Håvard Hana, post produced by Jon Anders Klausen and Hocus Focus. A lot of films demand a lot of people: Edited by Ove Kenneth Nilsen, Henrik Berge and freelancer Vesa Happonen. Excellent colour grading that set you in a summer mood, by Haavard Albertsen. Online by Bengt Ove Sannes and sound design by Christian Schaaning, with contributions from Preben Grieg-Halvorsen. Enjoy and stay green and healthy.

ALREADY A WINNER ON THE SCREENS AT CINEMAS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY: THE NORWEGIAN FEATURE FILM PORNOPUNG – AND IT LOOKS LIKE A MILLION DOLLARS.

Hocus Focus and Haavard Albertsen have had the honour of contributing with excellent colour grading work on the film. It was a really long way to go, taking the book written by Mads Larsen some years ago and adapting it to film. The production company Feil Film with director Johan Kaos and producer Ravn Vikhaug have even tested the up and coming way to finance a movie called Crowed Funding. That makes it even a greater achievement and more fun to be able to call the film a success – congratulation to you all. Just a little recap before we leave Pornopung to new audiences: It is a film about a young guy called Christian who moves to Oslo to finish his studies. He teams up with two other guys, and the most important thing in life at this point becomes how to get laid. The author claimed that the book would change the life of every man between 18 and 35 and the film Pornopung has been reviewed as both exceptional funny and a groundbreaking movie. To conclude - run to the nearest cinema and be surprised and shocked.

IT IS ALREADY OUT THERE, THE NEW SINGLE FROM GABRIELLE, BERGEN AND NORWAY.

After a massively successful breakthrough in 2011, Gabrielle Leithaug has arrived back on the music & video scene with the first single REGN FRA BLÅ HIMMEL (or Rain from a Blue Sky) from her forthcoming second album. It is great to have the little bit scary redhead back and quite funny to, to read the review at the British website Scandipop: " A darker shade of pop song, with a tense, dramatic and ever so slightly grimey production. But as this is Scandinavia we’re dealing with here, she’s obviously plonked a poptastic chorus over the top of things too. And thankfully so. All order restored. A brilliant return to form from Ms Gabrielle, and perhaps her best track to date, despite taking into consideration the corkers which have gone before it". Not too shabby, indeed. The video production reflects the reference to the grimey and raw, as the shoot was really not intended to be a music video but a behind the scene film from the studio. The location is New York, and Gabrielle's partner in crime as they are bad and angry and setting fire to a teddy bear is a friend of the photographer who lives in NY. Directed and produced by Kristoffer Klunk. Post produced by Pia Nyhus and Hocus Focus. Edited by Henrik Berge, online and colour grading by Haavard Albertsen. The opening logo is a perfect summary of it all: A scruffy, black & white hand-drawn teddy bear with a bat - enjoy!