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COMING UP: A NEW AND GRAND FILM FROM LAST YEAR'S WINNER OF GULLFISKEN. WE ALL REMEMBER THE MASSIVE IMPACT THE COMMERCIAL BØNDER I BY'N (=FARMERS IN TOWN) HAD IN 2012.

The production company Fantefilm is not exactly known for thinking small – rather the opposite. This time around the seemingly hundreds of farmers are exchanged with hundreds of dogs. Or more precisely 75 of them. And yes, they all had to audition, and was picked out of 150 hopeful ones. We are experiencing something as exciting and rare as a dog uproar on our screens. Dogs in all forms and sizes are standing up and breaking away from their masters' designer food and a lifestyle of luxurious comfort. Dogs do not want olives and pãtès. What they want is real dog food from Felleskjøpet. The film is hysterically funny in all its exclusiveness, a kind of reminder of the times we live in and certainly encouraging the notion of Back-To-Basic. Honour and glory to Fantefilm, director Roar Uthaug and producer Hugo Hagemann Føsker. Post production by producer Pia Nyhus and Hocus Focus: Edited by Ove Kenneth Nilsen, online and colour grading by Haavard Albertsen. Sound design by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen. Just imagine the audition with 150 dogs and their proud owners at Ekebergsletta in Oslo, or an ordinary day on the set with 50 dogs – say no more.

COMING UP: A SELECTION OF LATE SUMMER AND EARLY FALL THEMED IDENTS FROM NORWAY’S LARGEST BROADCASTERS NRK.

A couple of years ago, the broadcaster of the public introduced new idents for its flagship channel NRK1, featuring a large blue ball, which appears in everyday Norwegian life. NRK1 previous idents had developed over ten years and featured scenery from around the country where some round object would form the "dot" in the R in the middle of the NRK logo. The blue ball was a new take on that idea, and the focus has shifted towards the people of Norway rather than the country itself. The blue ball is still with us in fascinating ways in the first three of the latest idents presented here: As a cricket ball in a match - thrown away and hitting the stumps hard. As a huge beach ball of which the youth in all its beauty is aiming at while jumping off the dock and into the water (is the summer really over?). And last but not least, as a ball stuck in the three. There is - and has always been - a touch of magic connected to the idents from NRK. It is like the institution is building its brand of quality, innovation and knowledge just by creating these eight seconds of colourful and imaginative glimpses of joy. Hocus Focus are therefore very proud to do a little cutting and brushing on the work of director Jan Otto Wiig and photographer Simon Hawken. 3D animation created by Tor Øra, editing by Thomas Løvig, Colour grading by Haavard Albertsen and VFX by Bengt Ove Sannes. Post produced by Ole-Arild Svendsen. Watch this space - there are still five more brilliant channel identity providers to come.

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