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COMING UP: A NEW AND GRAND FILM FROM LAST YEAR'S WINNER OF GULLFISKEN. WE ALL REMEMBER THE MASSIVE IMPACT THE COMMERCIAL BØNDER I BY'N (=FARMERS IN TOWN) HAD IN 2012.

The production company Fantefilm is not exactly known for thinking small – rather the opposite. This time around the seemingly hundreds of farmers are exchanged with hundreds of dogs. Or more precisely 75 of them. And yes, they all had to audition, and was picked out of 150 hopeful ones. We are experiencing something as exciting and rare as a dog uproar on our screens. Dogs in all forms and sizes are standing up and breaking away from their masters' designer food and a lifestyle of luxurious comfort. Dogs do not want olives and pãtès. What they want is real dog food from Felleskjøpet. The film is hysterically funny in all its exclusiveness, a kind of reminder of the times we live in and certainly encouraging the notion of Back-To-Basic. Honour and glory to Fantefilm, director Roar Uthaug and producer Hugo Hagemann Føsker. Post production by producer Pia Nyhus and Hocus Focus: Edited by Ove Kenneth Nilsen, online and colour grading by Haavard Albertsen. Sound design by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen. Just imagine the audition with 150 dogs and their proud owners at Ekebergsletta in Oslo, or an ordinary day on the set with 50 dogs – say no more.

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.

COMING UP: A COMMERCIAL BY THE PEOPLE TO THE PEOPLE. PIZZA GRANDIOSA IS AMONG THE FAVOURITE FOODS IN NORWAY.

It is therefore an excellent idea to invite more than 250 extras to part-take in a promotional film for the new innovation of a product - Grandiosa Kebab. What an unbeatable combination! Director Steinjo Grieg-Halvorsen and Tangrystan Productions must have had their hands full, making sure that this bunch of people was filmed on green screen on various locations in our long-stretched country. The result is fascinating, colourful and quirky, with a live scarecrow, rhythmic head movements, a blue car, hitchhikers and mountaintops. Air balloons and rolling pizzas. Vikings, belly dancers and cowboys. Grandiosa’s history of engaging commercials to be remembered is thus well kept by producer Kristian Hajdu, line producer Anja Kristiansen and photographer Nico Poulsson. Much fun for post producer Ole-Arild Svendsen and his team from Hocus Focus as well. The film was edited Ove Kenneth Nilsen, and it is not hard to see that this Grandiosa-fun kept the guys working online and with VFX busy for a while. That is Haavard Albertsen (who also did the colour grading), Bengt Ove Sannes and Mathias Theissen. Sound design by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen.

THE PRODUCTION COMPANY QVISTEN ANIMATION HAS MADE A FINE COMMERCIAL PROMOTING A TREASURE FROM THE SOUTH OF NORWAY, NAMELY SØRLANDSCHIPS.

Here is the message they are communicating: The unusual good usual chips are a world sensation from the manufacturer Sørlandschips. Usual chips from Sørlandschips are in fact an unusual good usual chips based on a brand new recipe. Confused? Well, so am I, and so are the men and women at the factory in white overcoats. Particularly Ingolf, the one who talks about philosophy and the meaning of life. The newcomer among the chips-family is celebrated with trumpets, fanfares and a red ribbon. The oh so nerdy employees with lovely southern dialect, take on their assignment with great sincerity. It is obviously a big happening and there is no doubt in my mind that the chips are tasteful. It sounds incredible tempting, too. Particularly on a Sunday. Produced by Irene Sødahl Didrichson and post-produced by Pia Nyhus. From Hocus Focus: Ove Kenneth Nilsen (editor), Bengt Ove Sannes (online and colour grading) and Preben Grieg-Halvorsen (sound design). If you want to do some more in-depth research on the logic of the unusual usual potato chips, check out the film or the website at www.sorlandschips.no

COMING UP: A NEW, INFORMATIVE AND SPECIFIC COMMERCIAL FROM Q-MEIERIENE. THE DAIRY PRODUCT IN FOCUS IS NOT SO MUCH THE WELL-KNOWN CONTENT OF SOUR CREAM AS THE CONTAINER. AND WHAT AN INNOVATION WE ARE INTRODUCED TO HERE, IN THIRTY SECONDS TIME OR SO.


The keyword is control. We are invited to join a charming, persistent and little bit annoying everyday father on his way from work via the grocery store and then home, to eat dinner with his family. All the way he is talking to the camera and us about the logic of everything around him including the practicality of sour cream in a plastic bottle. It is really fascinating how the common problem of messing oneself up while eating taco is solved in a flash. A huge help to many, many households in Norway from the production company Fantefilm and director Magnus Martens. Produced by Elle-Beth Lønnestad, post produced by Pia Nyhus and the following team from Hocus Focus: Edited by Ove Kenneth Nilsen, online by Bengt Ove Sannes and sound design by Johannes Ringen. We can hardly wait to eat the next taco...