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COMING UP: THE RELEASE OF AN IMPORTANT AND INFORMATIVE FILM FROM THE NORWEGIAN CHURCH AID AND THE ACTALLIANCE.

The film is created and produced on the basis of supporting a good cause by the production companies Babusjka and Olafilms, the advertising agency Anorak and the post production company Hocus Focus. Mr. Nicken’s alarmclocks are the centre of narrative attention, and the film is full of humour and warm wit. Shoot on location in Johannesburg and the area of Soweto Township, the images are speaking a fascinating language, whereas a clear message is coming together at the end. The struggle to make poverty history must be fought on many fronts simultaneously. Norwegian Church Aid has three main working methods, and one of these is the focus on long-term development. And this is what Mr. Nicken is talking about. As he tells us that he loves all clocks, including the classic ones (the roosters) and that he simply loved waking people up as a kid, he also tells us that we need to wake up. Charity can only reach so far, and what will create change are investments in local businesses and work for especially young people. The bottom line is: “The Norwegian oil fund can create millions of jobs, but only 1% is invested in those countries that need it the most. Let’s wake up the politicians”. Directed by Stian Smestad, produced by Håkon Sørensen and Babusjka. Post produced by Ole-Arild Svendsen and Hocus Focus: Edited by Thomas Løvig, online and colour grading by Haavard Albertsen, sound design by Erik Ljunggren. So let’s go and find some more information at www.sendenvekker.no

THE WELL-KNOWN TV-CHEF LISE FINCKENHAGEN HAS SPENT THE SUMMER VISITING FARMERS ALL OVER NORWAY, TO TASTE AND TALK ABOUT THE SEASONAL TEMPTATIONS.

These glimpses of colourful vegetables, fruits and berries create the latest commercial campaign from Bama and the Norwegian/Los Angeles based production company The King of Popcorn. Director Sten Hellevig takes us to the most beautiful places in Norway and provides us with plenty of knowledge and arguments for choosing Norwegian products. Roy Hasle’s carrots in Østfold, Thorleif Muller’s strawberries from Nøtterøy and Jan Ove Nes in Hardanger, where you can find the best plums, of course: All the products reeks of quality. And the series of films look as crispy and fresh as the fruits and vegetables they represents. Norwegian nature and health at its best. Produced by Terez Hollo Klausen and Håvard Hana, post produced by Jon Anders Klausen and Hocus Focus. A lot of films demand a lot of people: Edited by Ove Kenneth Nilsen, Henrik Berge and freelancer Vesa Happonen. Excellent colour grading that set you in a summer mood, by Haavard Albertsen. Online by Bengt Ove Sannes and sound design by Christian Schaaning, with contributions from Preben Grieg-Halvorsen. Enjoy and stay green and healthy.

NO WONDER THE LATEST COMMERCIAL SLASH MUSIC VIDEO FROM THE PRODUCER OF THE DIETARY SUPPLEMENT VITAEPRO IS CATCHY. THE SONG "DET FUNKER FOR MEG" (=IT WORKS FOR ME) IS WRITTEN BY THE KING OF COMMERCIALS, TORSTEIN BIELER/UTE TIL LUNSJ.

VitaePro is known for using real people with real experiences from using the product - preferable good ones of course. The transformation from lazy and slow to bubbly and full of energy has been a recurring theme the latest years. The same concept is taken further in this latest production from VitaePro and the production company Small Film. However, we simply love the new grand and surprising twist - turning the commercial into a kind of musical. The great Håvard Bakke is as good as a pale, rusty and worn out guy as the sparkling, singing and revitalised handsome man in the office. It must be lovely for Mr Bakke to finally make an appearance in front of the camera, after doing the voice on all those packshots in previous commercials for VitaePro. Backing up his forceful and convincing performance is no less than a group of cheerleaders - the one and only Viqueens. Yes, there is a lot of energy and controlled jumping going on. This is certainly a highlight of a long career of many VitaePro films from the production company Small Film, director Mikkel Ohrvik and producer Elisabeth Enstad. The same goes for Hocus Focus and post producer Ole-Arild Svendsen, editor Thomas Løvig, and Bengt Ove Sannes doing the colour grading and online work. For more information about VitaePro, take a look at www.vitaepro.no

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 LATEST NEWS FROM MØLLERS: THE MASTER OF COD-LIVER OIL PRODUCTION HAS COME UP WITH A BRAD NEW PRODUCT.

It is aimed at the ones who are interested in fish, or more precisely think that fish has a multitude of nutrient that is good for your health. Möller's - Det Sunne fra Fisken (=the healthful from the fish) is made of fresh trout from the cold and clean fjords of Norway. There is no end to all the good stuff you will put in your body by taking this product: omega-3, jodine, selenium, vitamins B and D and what have you. All this is communicated through images of Norwegian nature, the colour of green and a trustworthy voice-over with a dialect. Most of us are indeed well aware that everything fishy do us good, so run to the store and get some capsules of health and joy. The production company responsible for the commercial film is Talking Nation, with director Jørgen Lauritzen and producer Kaja Olsen. Post production by Ole-Arild Svendsen and Hocus Focus. The guys on the team were Vebjørn (editing), Zoltan Farkas (colour grading) and Bengt Ove Sannes (online). The key words here are Natural Health!