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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.

COMING UP: A NEW AND TASTY PRODUCT FROM KIMS, THE NORWEGIAN STARMAKER OF SNACKS. NO KIMS, NO COSINESS OR SO THE SLOGAN GOES (IT SOUNDS MUCH BETTER IN NORWEGIAN, BY THE WAY).

The crackling, crunching, shattering, cracking sound of crispy maize Crunchos is the product in focus in this latest commercial film from the production company Tangrystan Productions. A bunch of up and coming young people are divided by graphical squares and triangles. The blond and blue-eyed girl with a black leather jacket. The black and brown-eyed with a light blue t-shirt. The incredible handsome guy with sparkling teeth and a denim shirt. The redhead and the smashing latino – the whole colourful lot is having so much fun and such a laugh over the sound of… not music, but Crunchos. Oh yes, and the one and only supercreative tv- and dancing celebrity Steinjo Grieg Halvorsen has both directed the commercial and made the crunchy music. What an energy from the additional comedian, writer and actor. Produced by Tangrystan and post produced by Ole-Arild Svendsen and Hocus Focus. Edited by Ove Kenneth Nilsen, online and colour grading by Haavard Albertsen and sound design by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen. KiMs Crunchos surely sounds good…

”THOSE WHO DO NOT CHANGE, DISAPPEAR”. THESE WORDS OF WISDOM ARE TAKEN FROM THE GRAND AND NEW FILM MADE BY THE PRODUCTION COMPANY EINAR FILM & FORTELLINGER.

The ambitious and alluring informative commercial takes us on a journey of Norwegian history. A history of war and piece, building up and tearing down, and of massive technological development. It is a story of change and of the messenger that is bringing us all together: Posten. The film starts and ends with Television News, but we are all well aware which medium came first. Oh, we love this film and Ole Paus has the perfect voice for the nostalgic postal trip from director Jens Lien. Lien’s ability to bring the stories of yesterday to the people of Norway with great love and care cannot be denied. The story of Posten is the perfect story for just that – the story of the survival of the fittest where transformation is the key. A film in both past and present tense from the producers Aksel Jermstad and Guri Neby. Hocus Focus and producer Pia Nyhus are – as always – very happy to get he change of working with such an excellent team and film in post production. Edited by Ove Kenneth Nilsen, online and colour grading by Haavard Albertsen and sound design by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen. Anyone getting the urge to start writing letters again?

THE ONLY COMFORT IN STATING THAT THE SUMMER IS ON THE WANE, IS THE ASSURANCE OF THAT THE FALL MEANS THE OPENING OF A NEW TELEVISION SEASON.

Coming up is the promo for KJENDISBARNEVAKTEN (=the celebrity baby-sitter) from the production company Fantefilm. It is quite funny that a company known for its horror movies - like The Cold Prey trilogy - is responsible for promoting childcare. Together with director Thomas Cappelen Malling (also famous for his Norwegian Ninja film in which everything is possible), they do the promotion very well indeed. They capture the tricks and pranks of the little devils perfectly by letting the host Håvard Lilleheie talk calm and sensible about giving children respect. At the same time he is tagged by the children, who are popping up in the colourful background. The always hysterically funny moustache is there, of course, together with the goatee and the round glasses. The simple setting, the giggling children and the serious Lilleheie work perfectly - an excellent promo! TV3 is the new concept owner of this Television series. The first season was broadcasted at NRK last fall, and the first celebrity up for one of his life’s biggest challenges is no less than FrP-politician Per Sandberg - a very interesting choice. I don't know who to feel sorry for, Mr Sandberg or the children Trym, Leona, Tiril and Alexander. Produced by Elle-Beth Lønnestad, post produced by Ole-Arild Svendsen and Hocus Focus: Edited by Ove Kenneth Nilsen, grading and online by Haavard Albertsen. Sound design by Johannes Ringen. Watch this space!