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SATURDAY WATCHED A PACKED CINEMA IN HORTEN THE PREMIERE SCREENING OF #HORTENLOVE.

The film is a cooperation project between the local authority of Horten and the business community with the aim of promoting Horten as a brand. Hocus Focus was invited to produce a film and make the people of Horten proud of their city. The reception was exceptional with more than 40 000 views and 1200 sharings the first 24-hours. With #HortenLove, everyone at Hocus Focus has been involved, from idea and pre-production to production and post-production. Managing director and post-producer Lene Cathrine Albertsen has directed, while post-producer and photographer Ole-Arild Svendsen is responsible for shooting the film, together with Haavard Albertsen, Ove Kenneth Nilsen and Henrik Berge. Additional photo by Simon Hawken. Drone footage by Geir Wikse. Edited by Ove Kenneth Nilsen. Colourgrading and vfx by Haavard Albertsen. Music composed by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen who also did the sound design. Co-produced by Lighthouse/ Silje Bekkevold. The voice-over is written by Petter Bryde and performed by Nicolai Cleve Broch.

COMING UP: THE PREMIERE OF THE FEATURE FILM WENDYEFFEKTEN. THE FILM HAS IT ALL – HUMOUR, CRIME AND A SCREEN FULL OF THE BEST NORWAY HAS TO OFFER OF COMEDIANS AND ACTORS.

Coming up: The premiere of the feature film Wendyeffekten. The film has it all – humour, crime and a screen full of the best Norway has to offer of comedians and actors. Linn Skåber is Wendy, the prostitute queen of Bøler and she is surrounded by an obscure bunch of men – Christian Skolmen, Jon Øigarden, Morten Ramm, Kristofer Hivju and many more.
Director Ole Endresen has a previous history of making some of the funniest moments on screen, with series like Uti vår hage (2008) and the feature films Kong Curling (2011) and Jakten på Berlusconi (2014). His latest film is no exception, so be prepared to laugh out loud! Produced by Kjetil Omberg for Norsk Superfilm.
Colourgrading by Haavard Albertsen. Visual effects by Bengt Ove Sannes, Mathias Theisen and Haavard Albertsen. Post producers Ole-Arild Svendsen and Lene Cathrine Albertsen.
Cinematography by Jens Ramborg. Edited by Vidar Flataukan. Sound design by Uhørt.

THE FEATURE FILM DEBUT FROM DIRECTOR STEN HELLEVIG MIGHT AS WELL BE THE NEXT BIG THING FOR OUR YOUNG ONES.

It is not often we have the pleasure of diving into a Norwegian cinematic world of music. In Dryads, the sound design is of outstanding quality and the soundtrack – well, the soundtrack based on original Dryads music from Thom Hell and Marius Christiansen is the best ever! The way the song Mr. Old Guy – or the much more describing title Rome Paris Home – is used throughout the film, never stops to fascinate at any level. It communicates in ways understandable and familiar for teenagers, young adults and even us – the parents. As soon as we leave the cinema, we want more of the songs we experienced in the darkness and are even a bit disappointed to only find one track on Spotify. Which is a very good sign. In addition, the boys are friendly, the girls are many and the iconic and edgy vocalist Henriette aka Iben Akerlie, certainly don’t cry. A great film from a huge team of co-producers and partners: Online & VFX by Mathias Theissen and Haavard Albertsen. Workflow & VFX by Bengt Ove Sannes. Post produced by Ole-Arild Svenden & Lene Cathrine Albertsen.

IT PROBABLY ISN’T THE MOST EXCITING PART OF YOUR WORK, BUT IT IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO KNOW ABOUT IT: YOUR RIGHTS AS AN EMPLOYEE!

Fantefilms newest director, Ola-Markus Lisberg, and producer Hugo Hagemann Føsker are behind this series of a total of ten films which will be released in the coming weeks. From Hocus Focus: Edited by Henrik Berge, colour grading by Haavard Albertsen, online by Bengt Ove Sannes, post-producer Lene Albertsen.

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: THIS WEEK ALEJANDRO FUENTES RELEASED A BRAND NEW MUSIC VIDEO AT TV2. IT IS A LONG TIME SINCE WE HAVE HEARD ANYTHING FROM THE POPULAR NORWEGIAN IDOL ARTIST.

A bit older and perhaps wiser, with new management, Fuentes is now singing in his own dialect from Kristiansand about his childhood neighbourhood. With lots of love and a high nostalgic factor, he has written a tribute to family and friends, accompanied by images of children riding bikes, sleepovers in tents and playing Cowboys and Indians.

Directed by Kristoffer Klunk, the man also responsible for Gabrielle’s latest video. Post-production by Lene Cathrine Albertsen and Hocus Focus with editing by Henrik Berge, online and colour grading by Haavard Albertsen.