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ANY NATION WITH SELF-RESPECT HAS ITS OWN CHOCOLATE FACTORY AND TRADITIONAL CHOCOLATE PRODUCTS - THIS IS HOW THE NIDAR COMPANY INTRODUCES ITSELF AND WE SIMPLY MUST AGREE.

Established in 1912 and with a history of more than a hundred year, Nidar is the leading supplier of sweets in Norway. With this vividly in mind, it is quite understandable why a brilliant animation film is made to promote Nidar Favoritter (= the favourite chocolates from Nidar put together in a bag). It brings great pleasure to see some familiar little men in the colourful location of a factory making, cutting, decorating and blasting the famous pieces of chocolate. Just like in Santa Clause's Christmas present factory. We can name at random Troika, Stratos and Gullmarsipan. The next big question is, why are the little men so familiar? Well, that is because the same guy who created the figures in Wallace and Gromit made them. Honour and glory to the production company Animasjonsdepartementet and director Martin Engh. The same goes to producer Jakob Thomessen, who managed to complete the production in only ten days, as opposed to the normally scheduled counting twelve. Breaking records, in other words. Post production by Jon Anders Klausen and Hocus Focus with online and colour grading by Haavard Albertsen. Enjoy both film and chocolate.

IT IS WHAT WE DO THE BEST AND THEREFORE WHAT WE LOVE THE MOST.

The keyword is SKIING in all its shapes and forms: ski jumping, down hill skiing, slalom skiing, cross-country skiing, long-distance, short-distance, sprinting - the options are innumerable. And, yes, it is the World Championships these days. The championship also brings forward the great necessity to be well equipped, also for all of us glued to the TV-screens: ski wax, ski suits, ski bindings and what have you. The myth and cliché that Norwegians are born with skis on is rather annoying, however fully understandable. In this huge box of references to the world of ski, there is a great comfort in going back to the one happening every person in Norway past a certain minimum age know so well. The moment in time when Brå broke his ski pole. This is cleverly used in the latest commercial films from SPAR to promote certain products and good buys. The re-creation of the nostalgic and heart warming event is directed by Mikkel Ohrvik. Produced by Elisabeth Enstad and the production company Small Film. Post produced by Jon Anders Klausen and Hocus Focus: Edited by Thomas Løvig, colour grading and online by Bengt Ove Sannes. Sound design by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen. No wonder Spar is a proud sponsor of the best ski athletes in Norway.

POSTEN IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT SERVICES IN THE LONG STRETCHED COUNTRY OF NORWAY. WE ALL WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR LOVED ONES RECEIVE THEIR BIRTHDAY PRESENTS IN TIME OR THAT THEY GET THINGS FORGOTTEN OR OTHER IMPORTANT MUST HAVES SAFELY BACK.


This fact might have overshadowed the other services so important to us from the old but transformable Norwegian state institutions with a long history of serving the public. The old dinosaur has also managed to keep up with time. In these digital times we must not forget the service Digipost. A film promoted this service a while ago, and it includes a very sweet dog that first deliver mail from the mailbox (paper in case you have forgotten) but ends up delivering a computer to his master. The production company with the descriptive name of ONE BIG HAPPY FAMILY has made a sweet film with useful information about Digipost, which can make your day just a little bit simpler by helping you receive your mail digitally. We are here talking about important mail such as invoices, health- and insurance papers, letters from public services and so on. Directed by Mathis Fürst and produced by Helene Hovda Lunde. Post produced by Jon Anders Klausen and Hocus Focus: Edited by Thomas Løvig, colour grading by Haavard Albertsen, online by Mathias Theissen and sound design by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen. For more information, take a look at www.digipost.no

WE HAVE TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT A SAVIOUR IN MANY NORWEGIANS EVERYDAY LIFE, NAMELY KIWI. THE FOOD SUPPLIER WITH A GROCERY STORE ON EVERY CORNER. KIWI IS A FIGHTER.

Always coming up with new areas of commitment and important ways to get us - the consumer - to buy the right kind of products. These areas of commitments lead to a whole lot of commercial films and marketing. In many years Kiwi has for instance focused on fruit and vegetables, and told us through our television screens how it materialises in good deals in their grocery stores. Now is a new film out there, informing us about "nøkkelhullsproduktene". Just as in real life, it had to be a very young man serving the cash register, who has been giving the task of telling us about the food products with a keyhole. It is all very recognisable - the youthness, the greeness in colour and the greeness of foods. What does the keyhole means, exactly? Well, the food- and health authorities in the Nordic countries of Norway, Sweden and Denmark have established the keyhole as a common symbol to make it easier for the consumer to choose healthier alternatives in particular groups of foods. So there you have it - from the production company One Big Happy Family. Directed by Sebastian Torngren Wartin, produced by Helene Hovda Lunde, post produced by Jon Anders Klausen and Hocus Focus. Thomas Løvig (editor), Haavard Albertsen (colour grading), Mathias Theissen and Zoltan Farkas (online). Last but not least, Johannes Ringen (sound design). Be inspired to a healthier (and cheaper?) life.

COMING UP: WE ARE TALKING TELECOM, MOBILES, COVERAGE AREAS AND LOCK-IN PERIODS. THESE ARE EVER SO IMPORTANT ISSUES OF OUR DAY-TO-DAY LIFE.

In a new campaign from the production company Small Film, Spaceworld tries to help us out with our struggles of communication (with a little help from the giant Telenor). Help with what? Well, to get the best out of our cell phones - which one to buy, where it works and why it is not scary with lock-in agreements. A sympathetic and charming young man walks and talks a great deal about his sister, who we actually also do meet. The locations sweep recognisable places such as Oslo’s Blå and Solli Plass, and the wild mountains of Norefjell. However, the most fascinating part of the films is the use of a film title as slogan: Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (=Bind meg! Elsk meg!). To use Pedro Almadóvar's movie classic from the year of 1990, really spices up the whole concept of telecom vocabulary - if you ask me. Really refreshing from director Michael Pfleghar and producer Elisabeth Enstad, who managed to complete the Spaceworld films faster than lightning. Post produced by Jon Anders Klausen and Hocus Focus. With Henrik Berge (editor), Mathias Theissen (online and colour grading) and Preben Grieg-Halvorsen (sound design). The conclusion must be, no matter where you are, and whom you need to get in touch with - don't be afraid to be tied down.