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THE TV-CHANNEL TVNORGE AIMS AT BEING BEST IN THE COUNTRY ON HUMOUR PROGRAMING. ONE OF THE SERIES THAT IS HELPING THE CHANNEL TO ACHIEVE THIS GOAL IN THE SPRING OF 2012 IS THE SECOND SEASON OF THOMAS GIERTSEN AND HELT PERFEKT (=COMPLETELY PERFECT).


Yes, it is as embarrassing, agonising and funny as the first season. Everything in the world of Thomas Giertsen has to be perfect. If it is not, he turns into this nagging, whining and incredible childish man, more infantile than a two-year old. We still cannot help wondering whether Mr Giertsen is being or playing himself - how close is the series to real life? This is a fascinating and important factor, which among others keep the tension in the series. We start up where we left Thomas in the first season, in an everyday situation, talking with his real life friend and brother-in-law Jon Øigarden. Jon is "babysitting" with total control via his Mac. That is how the two paranoid buddies come up with a bizarre system of surveillance of some innocent Bulgarians from a choir. And it just keeps coming more... Arild Frølich directs the series, in addition to a team of directors of the different episodes. Produced by Maren Onsaker and the production company Feelgood (very ironic, is it not?). Post produced by Pia Røe Nyhus and Hocus Focus: Colour grading by Shannon Morati and online by Bengt Ove Sannes. Watch this space and be embarrassed!

THIS IS A DIFFICULT ONE: WHAT TO SAY ABOUT A MICRO TV BOX? IT IS NEW, IT IS BLACK AND IT IS SQUARE. NEEDLESS TO SAY, WE NEED TO MOVE TO ANOTHER LEVEL. WHAT CAN THIS BOX DO?

The digital-TV and broadband vendor Get unveil the box in a new commercial film as a product of tomorrow with the possibility of giving us – the dedicated television viewers – the best TV-experiences ever. How? Being three times more powerful than ordinary boxes (and the smallest design box thingy out there), it can provide you with digital surround, a complete program view, the opportunity to create your own favourite lists, it helps you remember and many other useful and fun things. To conclude: It is pure everyday magic. The commercial film is produced by Klaus Sandvik and the production company Qvisten. Post produced by Pia Røe Nyhus and Hocus Focus: Online by Bengt Ove Sannes and sound design by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen. Get box Micro will enter the market in the spring of 2012. If you are interested, send a SMS with code word “MIKRO” to 02123, and you will receive information as soon as the fabulous box is available. Good luck!

WHAT A SHOW, WHAT A DRAMA AND WHAT A PRODUCTION! COMING UP IS THE LATEST FILM FROM GRØNT PUNKT NORGE (=GREEN DOT NORWAY) IN COOPERATION WITH THE PRODUCTION COMPANY FREDRIK FICTION. IT IS NO LESS THAN A TOP-NOTCH MUSIC VIDEO WITH OUR OWN GRAND PRIX STAR DIDRIK SOLLI-TANGEN.

He is singing as great, pompous and grandiose as only he can, with a little bit of irony, humour and nonsense. Switching between Norwegian and English, he is sweeping over a broad and important area, both visually and lyrically, bringing the message to the people of Norway: We can recycle everything, so why don’t we? As you might already have guessed, Green Dot Norway is a non-profit company responsible for financing the recycling of used packaging on behalf of the industrial sector AND for developing, organising and operating recycling schemes for used packaging including plastic, EPS, carton packaging and beverage cartons. There is certainly no doubt about the engagement among well-known faces, as Mr Solli-Tangen has a whole choir of them. There is perhaps not much more these people have in common than environmental issues, but it is great fun to see Linni Meister, Anne Marie Ottersen, Christian Ingebrigtsen and a bunch of others use their voice for a good cause. Directed by Ole Martin Hafsmo, produced by Fredrik Fiction by Fredrik Pryzer and Kaja Marie Amundsen. Post produced by Ole-Arild Svendsen and Hocus Focus: Bengt Ove Sannes (colour grading and online), Ida Kolstø (freelance editing), Preben Grieg-Halvorsen and Johannes Ringen (sound design). Take a look at www.grontpunkt.no for more information about a greener everyday life.

ARE YOU HAVING A SORE, IRRITATED, DRY BUT NON-ALLERGIC THROAT? TAKE A LOOK AT THE NEW COMMERCIAL FROM APONOR.

The film might initially be mistaken as the work of Swedish director Roy Andersson, with its grumpy old man of a doctor accompanied by a still camera and greyish, anonymous colours. It is not. It is the work of director Mikkel Ohrvik and the production company Small film. Nothing is happening, really, except keying and coughing. Whether the coughing is an attention seeker or caused by a throat in need of some care, we cannot know for sure. The solution is however Fribol throat lozenge, or sugar free candy if you like, available in pharmacies all over the country. A sweet little film produced by Rut Solli and post produced by Ole-Arild Svendsen and Hocus Focus: Edited by Henrik Berge, online and colour grading by Haavard Albertsen and sound design by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen. For more information about other sugar free and therefore quite healthy products, go to www.aponor.no and have a look.

COMING UP, A TALE OF FISH AND STRENGTH, FREELY ADAPTED FROM THE FISHERMAN'S FRIENDS ORIGINAL WEBSITE: THE YEAR IS 1864 AND NOTHING MUCH IS HAPPENING IN THE FISHING PORT OF FLEETWOOD, LANCASHIRE. APART FROM FISHING, OF COURSE. BUT THE WINTER STORMS AND HIGH SEAS HAVE TAKEN THE FISHERMEN’S SINUSES. ONE YEAR LATER, EVERYTHING HAS CHANGED.



The Fleetwood chemist James Lofthouse has invented Fisherman’s Friend. First as a liquid, and then in packets of “little friends”. It changes the fishermen’s lives. Now they’re breathing deeply of the crisp clean sea air. They’re dancing jigs in the street, singing lusty sea shanties and the smell of fish has been replaced by menthol and eucalyptus. Isn't that a wonderful story? The production company Trøbbel Film and director Ubbe Haavind has taken the tale fast forward up until today, highly dramatic with grand music and with an intense feeling of windy England. There are now billions of Fisherman' Friends produced in the town Fleetwood each year by the same family firm Lofthouse. Norwegians are eating most Fisherman's per inhabitant in the world. Rather fascinating, and we wonder if it might have something to do with the weather... Produced by Miriam Pedersen Eeg and post produced by Ole-Arild Svendsen and Hocus Focus: Edited by Thomas Løvig, colour grading and online by Haavard Albertsen. Sound design by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen. Continuously strong!