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A NEW YEAR ALWAYS BRINGS WITH IT A FRESH START FOR A WHOLE LOT OF TV-SERIES. APPEARING ON OUR SCREENS THESE DAYS ARE NO LESS THAN THREE AWESOME NORWEGIAN SERIES PARTLY POST-PRODUCED AT HOCUS FOCUS.

Yes, we have been busy in 2014. But finally, we can brag about yet another season of HELT PERFEKT. About season 4 of the situation comedy slash mockumentary, we can only say that it is getting better and better. Thomas Giertsen and Ine Jansen are totally believable, and scene after scene are so embarrassing to watch, that it really hurts – well done. We are eternally grateful to contribute to this series, this time with online work by Shanon Moratti. Produced by Feelgood. Great humour as well, as we are invited by TVNorge to COSTA DEL KONGSVIK. Lene Kongsvik Johansen leaves the schoolsystem in Norway behind and brings many of the beloved characters to a charter hotel at Gran Canaria. Wenche is tired before she gets there, of course, Birgitte is desperate to save her marriage and the lovely Alfa male Alexander are ready to use a couple of trick to seduce the ladies. To be continued… Colour grading by Mathias Theissen and effect shots by Bengt Ove Sannes. Produced by Seefood TV. There is also much to laugh about, when you tag along PÅ TUR MED DAG OTTO. However of a more existential kind. Without a bike, but with great dreams and many challenges to do things he never has done before, it is at times a tough ride. His partner in crime Kristian Ødegård is still by his side, which is a good thing. The former bicycle champion managed to scare us all as he began spitting blood in the middle of a triathlon in England. Which leaves us with the questions: Is sport really healthy and how will all of this end? Tune in on recommendation from Hocus Focus. Colour grading by Mathias Theissen. Produced by Seefood TV.

CHECK OUT THE SWEDISH ARENAROCK BAND NO SLEEP FOR LUCYS VIDEO FOR THE SONG «FEEL ALIVE».

Directed and produced by Petter Tangmyr. Colourgrading and online by Mathias Theissen.

FEELING HUNGRY? FJORDLAND HAS RELEASED A NEW SERIES OF DISHES, AND IT IS AS SIMPLE AS IT ALWAYS HAS BEEN: JUST HEAT THE MEAL IN THE OVEN FOR 15 MINUTES, THEN EAT IT. ALL WHILE READING A GOOD BOOK, PREFERABLY ONE BY ROY JACOBSEN.

Directed by Christian Holm-Glad. Produced by Ola Narum Berg and Bacon osl. Post-produced by Ole-Arild Svendsen and Hocus Focus: Edited by Ove Kenneth Nilsen, online by Mathias Theissen, and sound design by Erik Ljunggren.

THE FILM EGRESS FROM THE INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED NORWEGIAN ARTIST KNUT ÅSDAM HAD ITS PREMIERE AT OSLO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL LAST WEEKEND.

Åsdam creates his art through film, video, photography, text, sound and architecture, searching for and investigating the borders between the subject and its environment. ENGRESS is located in a gas station in the outskirts of Oslo. The main characters work at the gas station and at the bottom of the oil company hierarchy. It is in the outskirts both geographically and socially, which is a rather dark place to be. Even - or perhaps especially - in the most wealthy country in the world. EGRESS is also screened as a part of an installation Knut Åsdam is exhibiting at Trondheim Kunstmuseum and at the exhibition EDGELANDS at Slought Foundation in Philadelphia, USA. The film is directed by Knut Åsdam, produced by Knut Åsdam and Leif Magne Tangen and shot by Martin Testar. Hocus Focus has worked with Åsdam on previous productions, and we have been given the opportunity and trust to do so again with EGRESS. Post produced by Ole-Arild Svendsen, editing and colour grading by Mathias Theissen, VFX by Shanon Moratti and Bengt Ove Sannes. Sound design by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen. To be inspired, take a look at the review in Artforum, where EGDGELANDS is the critics' picks.

COMING UP: HO-HO-HO CHRISTMAS IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER AND IT IS TIME TO START WRITING THOSE CHRISTMAS CARDS. ELITE FOTO IN AND THE ADVERTISING AGENCY TALKING NATION IS PROMOTING THE GOOD OLD FASHION CARD BEFORE CHRISTMAS – THE ONE MADE OF PAPER.

This commercial is pointing a finger at you. Yes you, who always are so fortunate as to receive a Christmas card in spite of never bother to send one yourself. And make no mistake: To be defined as a Christmas card, it must have the capacity of standing upon a mantelpiece. Hence, e-mails, SMS and other social media regards do not count. Time is often an issue, as the rather conservative man in the deep leather armchair is saying. However Elite Foto can assure you that without any further delay, the REAL and good old fashion card can be made at www.elitefoto.no. We can sense the feeling of Christmas holiday, much thanks to director Jørgen Lauritzen and producer Kaja Olsen who managed to be the first commercial Christmas film at Hocus Focus in the year of 2013. Edited by Henrik Berge, online and colour grading by Mathias Theissen and sound design by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen. Post produced by Ole-Arild Svendsen.