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STATOIL HAS A LONG TRADITION IN SUPPORTING UP AND COMING TALENTS WITHIN SPORTS, CULTURE AND SCIENCE. FOR THE LAST 10 YEARS, THE MULTI-NATIONAL COMPANY HAS SUPPORTED NORWEGIAN HEROES OF TOMORROW.

It is all about young people with big dreams and great ambitions, who got what it takes to succeed. In a new information and motivation campaign produced by The Film Agency, four films are telling the childhood stories of four such heroes. First one out is our number 1 star Martin Ødegaard, the winner of Statoil’s football scholarship 2014. Through the faces of different children, old footage as well as new, he tells us about a childhood of training at the cost of friends, parties and all-nighters of PlayStation. Martin Ødegaard believes it is not so much about talent, but more about training and willpower. So does the cross-country skier Astrid Uhrenholt Jacobsen, who also is a mentor for the Statoil Hero-Programme. The musician and winner of a scholarship in 2012, Mr Jarle Bernhoft tells the story of a shy and strange kid, who found his confidence through a guitar. We see all that individuality and hearing his voice telling us how important it is to believe in ourselves, even when nobody else does so. The fourth film is from Stine and from a science perspective. She remembers her childhood curiosity of everything - why does the wind blow and how can a plane fly? Stine has kept this curiosity and puts it into her work to find solutions we will need in the future. All of the films are beautifully put together in a mixture of past, present and future.

Directed by Andrea Eckerbom, produced by Caroline Werring and post-produced by Ole-Arild Svendsen and Hocus Focus. Edited by Henrik Berge, online by Bengt Ove Sannes and Mathias Theissen, colour grading by Haavard Albertsen and Mathias Theissen. Sound design by Erik Ljunggren, Preben Grieg-Halvorsen and Vidar Grande.

THE 25TH FILMS FROM THE SOUTH FESTIVAL IS TAKING PLACE IN OSLO THIS OCTOBER. ONE OF THE ATTRACTIONS IS THE FIRST TIME SCREENING OF THE IRAQI/NORWEGIAN FEATURE FILM EL CLáSICO.

Writer, director and producer Halkawt Mustafa has made a unique roadmovie of humour and drama, taking us from Iraq to Spain. El Clásico is the term describing a football match between the fierce enemies Real Madrid and Barcelona. This match is also the end of a journey in a film about the most important things in life: Love, football and Ronaldo’s shoes.

The film is excellent shot by Kjell Vassdal, edited by Inge-Lise Langfeldt and Trond Bjerknes has composed the music. Sound design by Bahman Ardalan, Studio Bahman in Teheran.

Post-produced by Ole-Arild Svendsen and Hocus Focus. Colour grading, VFX and online by Haavard Albertsen, additional online work by Bengt Ove Sannes and Mathias Theissen. The world premiere of El Clásico is at the Dubai International Film Festival in December, as part of the Official Selection program. DIFF presents more than120 features, short films and documentaries from the Arab world and beyond. Take a look at the El Clásico trailer, edited by Ove Kenneth Nilsen, online by Mathias Theissen and sound design by Erik Ljunggren.

GET IS A LEADING FIBRE-BASED BROADBAND PROVIDER IN NORWAY, WITH A NETWORK STRETCHING FROM HAMMERFEST IN THE NORTH TO KRISTIANSAND IN THE SOUTH.

In their latest campaign produced by Small Film, two short films remind us of that the summer is already a memory. Images are memories. A jump from the dock into the sunny water with your friends has been given that wage and yellow colour wrapping of nostalgia. Nice and smart from one of the new Small Film directors Tor Einstadblad, who is acclaimed for his warm and visual style. Also an excellent encouragement to save, store and restore your memories in the cloud with Get Sky. Just to make it clear: Get Sky is included in your broadband subscription. And remember, as the second film indicates: Accidents do happen. The ultimate nightmare of every user of any sort of computer or other technological device for that matter – a whole glass of ice coffee or something similar and wet all over your keyboard. In slow motion – so you can really get the feel of it.

Produced by Elisabeth Enstad, post-produced by Ole-Arild Svendsen and Hocus Focus: Edited by Thomas Løvig, online by Mathias Theissen and Haavard Albertsen, colour grading by Haavard Albertsen. Sound design by Frode Løes Hvatum and Lydhodene.

KJELDSBERG IS A LOCAL COFFEE ROASTING COMPANY IN TRONDHEIM. THE COMPANY HAS MADE COFFEE ALL THE WAY BACK TO 1856, WITH COFFEE BEANS COMING FROM BRAZIL, COLOMBIA, CENTRAL-AMERICA AND AFRICA.

In the latest campaign from Kjeldsberg created by Einar Film & Fortellinger, we meet crane operator Cecilie, lighthouse keeper Rolf and the road sweeper Bengt Johnny in three beautifully shot testimonial films. All three of them have the most fascinating and important kind of work. Although often lonesome and invisible for the rest of us. As Cecilie says – it’s me and the birds. Norway is full of hardworking people doing their work during nighttime and in solitude. Kjeldsberg is doing their best to provide these important people with really, really good coffee.

From director Jens Lien and producer Therese Bøhn. Shot by Anders Flatland, post-produced by Ole-Arild Svendsen and Hocus Focus: Editing by Ove Kenneth Nilsen, online and colour grading by Haavard Albertsen. Sound design by Erik Ljunggren.

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.