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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.

HAVING A FOUR WHEELER ISN’T JUST ABOUT GETTING AROUND EVERYWHERE, IT’S ALSO ABOUT STAYING SAFELY PLACED ON THE ROAD. VERY HANDY WHEN LIVING IN NORWAY.

Directed by Thomas Hilland. Produced by Helena Hovda Lunde and One Big Happy Family. Agency is Try Reklamebyrå. Music is composed by our own Preben Grieg-Halvorsen.

THE MUSIC AND LYRICS SET THE FEELING OF THE NEW FILM FROM GERIMAX. IT GOES LIKE THIS: "WHEN I FEEL THE SUNSHINE, IT LIGHTS UP MY DAY. WHEN I FEEL THE SUNSHINE, IT LIGHTS UP MY WAY".

Add to this the image of a refreshed blond mother to two, happily at the diner table. Or the same blond efficiently at work, or again, biking along in the sunshine with her joyful children. She is looking at another mother, resigned and grey with her quarrelsome kids. The impression is given that you will be ready for whatever may come in the evening as well. A game of Ludo, perhaps? The message is loud and clear. Gerimax - with all its vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, ginseng -is a provider of surplus energy in a busy everyday life. The products of Gerimax were launched in Denmark in 1981, and are marketed today in more than 20 countries. With more than 30 years of experience in product development, consumer research and clinical studies, Gerimax is promoted has having an unique expertise within the energy segment. The production company Talking Nation with director Jørgen Lauritzen and producer Kaja Olsen is responsible for the commercial. Post produced by Ole-Arild Svendsen and Hocus Focus with the following team: Rolf Thomas Løvig (editing), Zoltan Farkas (colour grading and online) and Bengt Ove Sannes (online). Honour and glory to Preben Grieg-Halvorsen for composing the mindsetting music and for the sound design.

THE STORY ABOUT BAGSY IS A SAD STORY WITH A HAPPY ENDING. NOTHING IS BETTER THAN A HAPPY ENDING, SO WE CHOOSE TO FOCUS ON THAT.

Bagsy is the worlds largest optical sorting robot owned by the municipality of Oslo and the department of disposal (REN). The story about Bagsy is a sad story with a happy ending. Nothing is better than a happy ending, so we choose to focus on that. Bagsy is the worlds largest optical sorting robot owned by the municipality of Oslo and the department of disposal (REN). He was a very, very misunderstood and devastated machine, who felt that nobody liked him. Bagsy loves to sort things, but as the giant he was and is, he scared people as he was picking up cars from the high street to sort them out according to colour. Like a kind relative of TRANSFORMERS, in other words. Then REN came a long and gave him the job of a lifetime: Bagsy sorts out all our green, blue and grey garbage bags - and we love him for that. A very sweet and heartfelt film from the production company Qvisten animation directed by Klaus Rybakken Sandvik and produced by Tonje Joa. Post produced by Anne Roksvåg and Hocus Focus. Music and sound design by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen. Dreaming of a greener life? For more information about the work of REN in our capital city, take a look at renovasjonsetaten.oslo.kommune.no Go Bagsy!

FRED HEGGLAND HAS WITH FØRSTE SKUDD (=THE FIRST SHOT) MADE A SENSATIONAL AND UPSETTING SHORT DOCUMENTARY. IT DRAWS A PORTRAIT OF HEROIN ADDICTS FROM A PERSPECTIVE WE HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE.

Together with photographer Magnus Flatå’s camera, director and producer Heggland spends numerous hours down town Oslo called Plata. From the darkest corner of our city, he is showing us a part of our reality most of us do not want to see. That is a brave thing to do. To be able to capture the thoughts and reflections of the young addicts, the director had to spend many, many hours with them in their own environment to win their trust. The stories and moments he mediates and shares with us; all of those who suffer a hard fate, are both beautiful and awful. All in one. However, there is no doubt that the film humanises and brings us closer to the addicts, and therefore is an important film to be made. We hope FØRSTE SKUDD will reach out to as many people as possible, and we wish Fred Heggland all the best and good luck! Ove Kenneth Nilsen has edited the film and Bengt Ove Sannes is responsible for the colour grading. The sound and music is created by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen. Post produced by Ole-Arild Svendsen and Hocus Focus.