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COMING UP: A HOT AND BRAND NEW MUSIC VIDEO FROM ANINE STANG CALLED DOMINOES. AFTER YESTERDAY’S GREAT RELEASE PARTY, WE HAVE ALL ACCESS TO THE EXCITING WORLD OF THE ARTIST AND HER LOVE STORY DRAMA.

Many will remember Anine from the television program Det store korslaget 2011. She is now one of very few Norwegian artists who the insanely successful producer duo Stargate has picked out to join a workshop in New York. Wow. A double wow for the fact that she has managed to bring in the all-time Norwegian handball-hunk-star Kristian Kjelling as her music video boyfriend. Good for us that he suffers from a bad back (or was it a bad knee?) and has the time for a little posing. Anyway, this spectacular video – a Petter Tangmyhr film, more precisely – is shot in Stockholm by Paul Evans with an Arri Alexa. The look is all blue, moody and wonderful and Haavard Albertsen, Mathias Theissen (colour grading and VFX) and Ove Kenneth Nilsen (editing) are much to blame for that. To wrap it up, we are particularly fascinated by The Memory Eraser thingy (what a bless that would be), in addition to Anine’s Kylie-look-alike dance moves. It is all very professional and we wish you all the success in the world. Post produced by Ole-Arild Svendsen and Hocus Focus.

COMING UP: UNIBET HAS GONE ALL ON ONE FRONTMAN IN THE NEW COMMERCIAL CAMPAIGN. THE COMPANY, WHICH WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1997 AND IN THESE DAYS CAN BE FOUND IN MORE THAN A 100 COUNTRIES, LAYS IT ALL ON THE SHOULDERS OF OUR FOOTBALL HERO FROM THE 1990’S: RONNY JOHNSEN.


His heydays at Manchester United and with the Norwegian National Football Team, may not be familiar for the grand total of Unibet’s 5.1 million customers. However, in Norway we know and remember… The film is a real encouragement to do some serious betting from the production company Fantefilm and our favourite Norwegian horror director Roar Uthaug (Cold Prey, 2006). The film is shot by Anders Flatland, edited together by Ove Kenneth Nilsen with great skills and style, followed by crude colour grading by Haavard Albertsen. It is much appreciated fun with clients who want to give their films a very particular and specific look. It is jus as much fun when the team at Hocus Focus manage to meet those specific wishes and demands. The sound mix has also that distinctive Unibet mark, created by Johannes Ringen. Produced by Hugo Hagemann Føsker, Fantefilm and post produced by Henriette Carlsen, Hocus Focus.

PIZZA. THE PLEASURE OF PIZZA. PIZZA AS AN ANCHOR IN LIFE. PIZZA AS A LIFELINE. YOUR LIFE AS A PIZZA. WELL, IT IS PERHAPS TO TAKE IT A BIT FAR – THE IDENTIFYING BIT OF IT. HOWEVER, THE NEW FILM FROM DOLLY DIMPLES IS TELLING US A WARM AND SWEET STORY ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THEIR PIZZA.


With a dash of nostalgia in clothing and location, and the reality of growing older… and older…. and older, the film is a bundle of charm. The whole production from A to Å was completed in a period of two weeks by the production company Paradox (and that is not a very long time, we must add). Well done by director Martin Lund, photographer Anders Flatland and producer Gry M. Sætre. The film has also got its own colour grading for cinema in our own brand new grading cinema. So we like it a lot! Post produced by Henriette Carlsen and Hocus Focus: Ove Kenneth Nilsen (editor), Haavard Albertsen (colour grading) and Bengt Ove Sannes (online). Sound mix by Lydhodene and Håkon Lammethun.

WE ARE GOING ON A SUMMER HOLIDAY! THE NEW COMMERCIAL FROM GRØNT PUNKT NORGE (=GREEN DOT NORWAY) IN COOPERATION WITH THE PRODUCTION COMPANY TRØBBEL IS PRODUCED, SHOT AND READY TO GO IN MARCH. HOWEVER, A FEELING OF NOT ONLY SPRING BUT SUMMER IS VERY PRESENT.


This is a result of hard work on the set and the capable, colour grading hands of Haavard Albertsen. Green Dot is a privately owned non-profit company responsible for financing the recovery and recycling of used packaging. The project and the work has been fun, fun, fun, from start to beginning, and every step of the way. That includes putting the bits and pieces together, done by Hocus Focus editor Ove Kenneth Nilsen. Most of the work has actually taken place in the sound studio and with great efforts by Johannes Ringen. If you listen very carefully, Hocus Focus is very well represented as the happy, singing cartons who are going on a holiday. There is no doubt about it – we like green films! Directed by Alexander Kayambakis and produced by Miriam Pedersen Eeg from Trøbbel. Post produced by Henriette Carlsen and Hocus Focus.

O-LA-LA, THAT SPRING FEELING IS LURKING IN THE CORNERS. THE LIGHT, BRIGHT AND WHISTLING NEW COMMERCIAL FROM THE INFORMATION SERVICE GULE SIDER (= YELLOW PAGES) IS IN PERFECT HARMONY WITH THE SEASON: “I’VE BEEN FIGHTING GRAVITY WITH MY SIMPLICITY – THE SUN IS SHINING, MY SOUL IS TROUBLE FREE” – WHISTLE, WHISTLE.


This is director Hallvar Witzø’s first TV-commercial campaign after he graduated from the Norwegian Film School in 2010, and started to work for the production company Paradox come fall. However, Hallvar is no freshman and directed for instance the taped parts of the beloved television program “Storbynatt” – an up and coming director with a great sense of humour and a stoic calmness. The message is communicated loud and clear, both visually and with a firm voice-over: The new yellow pages do not only include old-fashion lawyers and handymen. You can also find products and where to buy them. As that fabulous Whyred jeans at Sole… We love the documentary feeling of it all, made possible by a stand-in at the shooting called Linn. She walked around for two days with a big helmet and a camera on her head. Everything is totally identifiable, especially for us Oslo dudes and dolls. Excellent from producer Henrik Henriksen, Paradox and the post production team from Hocus Focus: Henriette Carlsen (post producer), Thomas Løvig (editor), Haavard Albertsen (online and colour grading) and Preben Grieg-Halvorsen (sound mix).