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EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED. IT MIGHT SEEM LIKE A PHILOSOPHICAL STATEMENT. HOWEVER IT IS THE SLOGAN AND PUNSHLINE IN THE LATEST COMMERCIAL FILM FROM EIDSIVA.

We are talking about electric power and a very cool and professional way of telling us about all the obstacles the electric flow must overcome to find its way to Mikkel's toaster. It includes fallen trees, many miles and many people - giving orders and taking orders. All is good as long as we keep Mikkel and his buddy happy. Eidsiva is owned by Hedmark and Oppland county municipalities and twenty-six counties in both municipalities. The company develops inland energy resources, offers products and services to its inhabitants, as well as contributing to general growth and development in the region. Good for us and good for them, which is brilliantly communicated by Fantefilm and director Magnus Martens. Produced by Audun Lyngholm Wittenberg, post-produced by Ole-Arild Svendsen and Hocus Focus: Edited by Ove Kenneth Nilsen, online and colour grading by Haavard Albertsen. The sound design in the film is created from scratch in post-production by Erik Ljunggren. Come - take the fast, if not furious, trip together with Fantefilm and Eidsiva and enjoy the ride!

THE FILM EGRESS FROM THE INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED NORWEGIAN ARTIST KNUT ÅSDAM HAD ITS PREMIERE AT OSLO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL LAST WEEKEND.

Åsdam creates his art through film, video, photography, text, sound and architecture, searching for and investigating the borders between the subject and its environment. ENGRESS is located in a gas station in the outskirts of Oslo. The main characters work at the gas station and at the bottom of the oil company hierarchy. It is in the outskirts both geographically and socially, which is a rather dark place to be. Even - or perhaps especially - in the most wealthy country in the world. EGRESS is also screened as a part of an installation Knut Åsdam is exhibiting at Trondheim Kunstmuseum and at the exhibition EDGELANDS at Slought Foundation in Philadelphia, USA. The film is directed by Knut Åsdam, produced by Knut Åsdam and Leif Magne Tangen and shot by Martin Testar. Hocus Focus has worked with Åsdam on previous productions, and we have been given the opportunity and trust to do so again with EGRESS. Post produced by Ole-Arild Svendsen, editing and colour grading by Mathias Theissen, VFX by Shanon Moratti and Bengt Ove Sannes. Sound design by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen. To be inspired, take a look at the review in Artforum, where EGDGELANDS is the critics' picks.

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.

COMING UP: HO-HO-HO CHRISTMAS IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER AND IT IS TIME TO START WRITING THOSE CHRISTMAS CARDS. ELITE FOTO IN AND THE ADVERTISING AGENCY TALKING NATION IS PROMOTING THE GOOD OLD FASHION CARD BEFORE CHRISTMAS – THE ONE MADE OF PAPER.

This commercial is pointing a finger at you. Yes you, who always are so fortunate as to receive a Christmas card in spite of never bother to send one yourself. And make no mistake: To be defined as a Christmas card, it must have the capacity of standing upon a mantelpiece. Hence, e-mails, SMS and other social media regards do not count. Time is often an issue, as the rather conservative man in the deep leather armchair is saying. However Elite Foto can assure you that without any further delay, the REAL and good old fashion card can be made at www.elitefoto.no. We can sense the feeling of Christmas holiday, much thanks to director Jørgen Lauritzen and producer Kaja Olsen who managed to be the first commercial Christmas film at Hocus Focus in the year of 2013. Edited by Henrik Berge, online and colour grading by Mathias Theissen and sound design by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen. Post produced by Ole-Arild Svendsen.

THE NORWEGIAN IKEA CAMPAIGN CREATED BY SMFB HAS MANAGED TO ATTAIN INTERNATIONAL ATTENTION IN CREATIVITY-ONLINE AND ADAGE.

The Autumn launch of the IKEA catalog was accompanied by an unusual advertising campaign which helped customers to sell the old furniture they wanted to replace. The TV commercials were produced by Animasjonsdepartementet with director Marc Reisbig and producer Jakob Thomessen. Edited by Thomas Løvig, grading by Mathias Theissen, online and vfx by Mathias Theissen and Bengt Ove Sannes. Post producer Pia Nyhus and Jon Anders Klausen.

Creativity-online: creativity-online.com/work/ikea-the-secondhand-campaign