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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!

IT IS URBAN AND IT IS YOUNG. IT IS TIME FOR KAOZ - THE NEW GENERATION OF TIMEKEEPERS. WE ARE REFERRING TO THE BRAND KAOZ, THE WATCHES THEY ARE PRODUCING AND A NEW COMMERCIAL CAMPAIGN FROM BRANDTGRUPPEN AS.

The city is the main character of this film, with its grey charm and its graffiti on high-rise block walls. The youngsters are the coolest of the cool skaters, basketball players, street dancers and bikers. The fingernails on the girls' hands are long and coloured, the black leather is thick and the sneakers are all around. With rapid editing and fast, athletic movements, the commercial appear as a contemporary symphony of a global city that could be located anywhere. It is rough, tough and real, and the music gives it a relaxed and balanced mood. Yes, a commercial seldom works better than this: The images, the music and the editing - all for one. We love it and I want that watch on my wrist! From the always excellent director and producer Joon Brandt, together with Hocus Focus and editor Ove Kenneth Nilsen. Colour grading by Haavard Albertsen. Post produced by Pia Nyhus.

THIS IS THE PERFECT TIMING FOR A RESTPLASS COMMERCIAL. IT IS STILL RATHER COLD, IT IS STILL RAINING AND IT IS ALREADY JUNE.

The man in green called Jason, who is telling us about Restplass, the most well-known travel agency in Norway on The Internet, might be our saviour. When the craving for a hot summer is getting irresistible, he can offer us cheap, remaining plane tickets, trips to the big cities and adventures to the Mediterranean countries. And it does not stop here, because you can also book hotels, cars and the more exclusive cruises, that can make your imagination run wild. Lucky for us, there is also a competition going on, where we can win free plane tickets. Restplass.no is by now the largest provider and mediator of trips on the Net in our home country. The company is owned by Reisegiganten (=The giant of travelling). The production company is Small Film and the director is Mikkel Ohrvik. Produced by Rut Solli and post produced by Jon Anders Klausen and the following team from Hocus Focus: Henrik Berge (editing), Bengt Ove Sannes (colour grading and online) and Preben Grieg-Halvorsen (sound design). It is still time to book your fantasy holiday at www.restplass.no hurry, hurry!