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COMING UP: A SHORT FILM ABOUT DREAMING OF A BETTER LIFE - FROM DIRECTOR FARZAD SAMSAMI AND THE PRODUCTION COMPANY BLINKFILM. THE YOUNG BOY FOAD IS LIVING IN A COASTAL TOWN IN MOROCCO.

We get a glimpse of how he manages to make a living in the slow-motion of an opening sequence. In the warm and sandy landscape, beautifully depicted by photographer Philip Øgaard, a bunch of men in all ages including Foad are running. They are running after a white bus filled with tourists, trying to sell their treasures (not exactly artefacts) to the wealthy whites. One day Foad gets a business idea and he teams up with "the Norwegian guy who has become fat, and not yet returned to his homeland". The man’s name is Ole, and he is trustworthy played by Trond Høvik (remember him from for instance "En helt vanlig dag på jobben" from 2010 and “Alt for Egil” from 2004?). The film is current and contemporary in every way - both thematically and productionwise. And although it has the serious and dark theme of poverty, humanity and humoristic spirit define the film. A must see from director Farzad Samsami. Produced by Trude Refsahl and Njaal Lambrechts. Post produced by Ole-Arild Svendsen and Hocus Focus: Edited by Thomas Løvig, grading by Mathias Theissen and online/VFX by Zoltan Farkas. Sound design by Lydhodene.

IT HAS BEEN A WHILE SINCE THE RELEASE OF THE MUSIC VIDEO NILSEN ON YOUTUBE CREATED MASSIVE CHAIN-REACTIONS IN SOCIAL MEDIA. THE RAPPING AND RHYTHM IS COOL OF COURSE, BUT IT IS HOWEVER THE LYRICS WHICH HAS MADE AN IMPACT.

Particularly on Oslo girls and boys, I would imagine. Don Martin wanted to create his own Oslo-Anthem, and his subjective description of Norway's capital city is obviously recognised and shared by the many. And Don Martin might have a point, feeling the need of updating the beloved songs about Oslo from our most treasured artist - "I am so Oslo that you can call me Nilsen. Rudolf, Lillebjørn, Joachim. Choose which one". Note that the lyrics originally are in Norwegian. As a matter of fact, it is the first time Tommy Tee - the Godfather, the Master and the Veteran of Norwegian Rap - has tested how it feels to rap in his native language. Quite interesting, and as a true Oslo-man himself, it indicates that he really, really recognise the city of Oslo as his partner describes it. Shot in black and white, but relivingly free of gloom - it is down to earth realistic and uplifting. Hear, hear and well done by director and producer Kristoffer Klunk. Honour and glory to editor Henrik Berge too, who loves his work so much that the music video is cut after ordinary working hours at Hocus Focus.

IN THE LATEST COMMERCIAL CAMPAIGN FROM NORWAY'S LARGEST POTATO MANUFACTURER HOFF AS, WE ARE GOING BACK TO WHERE IT ALL STARTED.

The grand, old boys from Gjøvik and Vazelina Bilopphøggers are the greatest promoters of chopped up potatoes or pommes frites as most of us like to call it. Sitting at the kitchen table with an old radio, knitted Norwegian sweaters, talking with a charming and very recognisable dialect, the two can assure us that these potatoes are the best and most crispy pommes frites in the world. Beat that. And this they can promise in not one but three films, no game of dice is needed. Sweet, funny and very Norwegian from director Mikkel Ohrvik and the production company Small Film. Especially when Eldar defines the blond Høggern as a globetrotter as he has visited no less than Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Syden (The South). Produced by Elisabeth Enstad, post produced by Ole-Arild Svendsen and Hocus Focus: Edited by Henrik Berge, online and colour grading by Bengt Ove Sannes. Sound design by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen. And remember, Hoff's Opphøgde Poteter is made of one hundred per cent canola oil and therefore not so shabby health wise.

THE TIME HAS COME TO SHARE THE NEW CHEESE JARLSBERG EDEL. YES, INDEED. YOU MIGHT ALREADY HAVE TASTED IT. THE ORDINARY JARLSBERG HAS A WORLDWIDE SUCCESS STORY AND HAS ONLY GROWN IN POPULARITY SINCE ITS INTERNATIONAL LAUNCH IN THE 1960S.

The secret of success is the Norwegian recipe or so the story goes. However, perhaps even more unforgettable than the bit softer and more tasteful Jarlsberg Edel cheese is the commercial from the production company Animasjonsdepartementet. There is a pretty awesome use of slow-motion going on, as a tablecloth is drawn off a set table. Cucumbers, cups and dishes, cheese, glasses, olives and twisted facial expressions can be identified as the strangest thing happen. As flowers and monkeys are going down for landing, the olives, toothpicks and nicely rolled slices of cheese have found each other in the air and are ready to be served on a plate. So are the salad with cheese and the bread with cheese. Nice, delicate and well done by director Marc Reisbig and producer Jakob Thomessen. The post production team from Hocus Focus: Jon Anders Klausen (producer), Henrik Berge (editor) and Preben Grieg-Halvorsen (sound design). The sense of lust is sneaking in - I want that cheese!

COMING UP: A BRAND NEW SONG AND MUSIC VIDEO FROM JAA9 & ONKLP. TEN YEARS AFTER THE RELEASE OF THEIR FIRST ALBUM BONDEGRAMATIKK AND FIVE ALBUMS LATER, THEY ARE BACK ON THE SCENE WITH FULL FORVANDLING (= TOTAL TRANSFORMATION).

Coming up: A brand new song and music video from Jaa9 & OnklP. Ten years after the release of their first album BONDEGRAMATIKK and five albums later, they are back on the scene with FULL FORVANDLING (= total transformation). From the locations of an amusement park and dark living rooms, there is no secret what the duo is rapping about - bitches, babes and love. Is it romantic? I really don't think so - a hunch (!) that is confirmed by the rap-veterans themselves as they explain that the song is a confrontation with what they call "the duckface-era". Hmm, and what is that? It has something to do with social media and women who post flattering images of them selves. However, images lie and the reality is rather different. The girls are not so pretty after all - busted. The boys’ get terribly confused when the girls are finer on Facebook than in flesh and blood. The label is Knirckefritt, the director is Freddy Passion and the editor is Henrik Berge from Hocus Focus.