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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...

IT WORKS AS AN EXCELLENT REMINDER OF A GOOD CAUSE AND A REASON TO ENGAGE. THE FILM WAS PART OF AN INFORMATIONAL CAMPAIGN BEFORE THIS YEAR'S TV-EVENT ON NRK. FOR ONE REASON OR ANOTHER - HOPEFULLY A GOOD ONE - WE DID NOT WRITE OR COMMENT UPON THIS AMNESTY FILM WITH AN IMPACT. SO WE TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO SO NOW.


The film hit you as hard as it should, promoting a global movement of more than 3 million supporters in over 150 countries. The hard core images appear as authentic documentary footage of situations you don't want to see and placed you don't want to be. The film campaign to end grave abuses of human rights - torture, rape, violence, the right to believe what you want and say what you think. Amnesty's vision is for every person to enjoy all the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards. What can be more important than that? Directed by Jens Lien and produced by Aksel Jermstad and the production company Einar Film og Fortellinger. Post produced by Pia Nyhus and Hocus Focus: Edited by Ove Kenneth Nilsen, colour grading by Bengt Ove Sannes, online by Bengt Ove Sannes and Mathias Theissen. Sound design by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen. For more information about how to contribute, take a look at www.amnesty.no

COMING UP: A COLOURFUL, SURPRISING AND FUNNY COMMERCIAL FROM DIRECTOR ROAR UTHAUG AND FANTEFILM.

Yes, you heard right. The makers of Cold Prey (2006) and Escape (2012) have actually made something light and bright. And you can watch it on your telly right now. Starting up with clinical white and the boring setting of a pharmacy, the film ends up in a firework of strange costumes and happy people, singing while dancing. The Musical genre is totally taking over, and all of this because of some fish in a can. And here it goes, the history lesson of today. It takes us all the way back to 1957 when Stabburet bought a small cannery in Fredrikstad called East Norway Canning. Going from pir to mackerel, the business has evolved into today’s genius and unbelievable Norwegian spread of mackerel in tomato in a yellow can. A classic was born! Every year approximately 108 million slices of bread with this is eaten - say no more. Much fun from the production company Fantefilm and producer Hugo Hagemann Føsker. Post produced by Ole-Arild Svendsen and Hocus Focus, with Ove Kenneth Nilsen (editor), Haavard Albertsen (online and colour grading) and Preben Grieg-Halvorsen (sound design). Remember a healthy advice: One slice of bread with mackerel in tomato covers your body’s craving for Omega-3 for the whole day. Good luck with that.