COMING UP: A SHORT AND INSPIRATIONAL DOCUMENTARY IN THREE PARTS. THIS IS A FILM FROM THE NORWEGIAN PRODUCER OF JUICE CALLED SUNNIVA, A WHOLLY OWNED SUBSIDIARY COMPANY OF TINE.
Last autumn Sunniva was looking for people with sunshine in their heart and mind", and they found Hamisi: A nice, always smiling, positive and optimistic guy from Congo. The thirty-year-old man fled from his home country and the war after loosing all of his family. First, he was a refugee in the neighbour country Uganda and then Norway and Moelven. He could not read nor write and the only word he could pronounce was NORSK. He dreamt of becoming a bus driver and Sunniva decided to help him, or more precisely - they helped him with the resources so he could help himself. You are invited to follow his great story and see Hamisi take his first step on the road to a driving license, category x. From the director Andreas Lisberg, the producer Jannecke Nordskog and the production company Paradox Reklame: An irresistible story of happiness. Post produced by Ole-Arild Svendsen and Hocus Focus. Edited by Rolf Thomas Løvig, colour grading by Haavard Albertsen, online by Bengt Ove Sannes and Haavard Albertsen. Sound design by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen. Take a look and be inspired.
IT IS A PLEASURE TO INTRODUCE FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER: KOLLEN SUMMER FESTIVAL. THE VENUE IS HOLMENKOLLEN NATIONAL ARENA - THE HEART AND ROOF OF OSLO. THE TIME IS THE 29TH TO THE 30TH OF JUNE 2012.
It is not just "anybody" who is visiting the capital of Norway in these, hopefully warm, summer days. RIHANNA. Say no more. However, over the course of 2 days, 26 national and international artists do their thing on 3 stages, and among the celebrities are some legends. How legendary are perfectly and humoristically illustrated by the festival's promotional film, directed by Lasse Gretland and shot by Kristoffer Archetti. The masters of black and white Rock’n Roll film (just take a look at the Bigbang documentary) take us into the seemingly real world of KISS-fans. Babies, dogs, children, adults and grannies - all the same: Each and every one is painted white with Gene Simmon's scary patterns or Paul Stanley's star in their face. Very charming, very subtle and very classy - we can't wait! The advertising agency is Anti with producer Dita Berisha. Production producer is Anja Kristiansen and post produced by Ole-Arild Svendsen and Hocus Focus: Editing by Henrik Berge, online and colour grading by Haavard Albertsen. And remember: The opening hours are from 12.00 am to 23.00 pm every day, so hurry, hurry - book your ticket at www.kollenfest.no
WE REMEMBER IT VIVIDLY. THE PEASANTS IN TOWN (OR BØNDER I BYEN), A COMMERCIAL FILM FROM FELLESKJØPET AND FANTEFILM, PARADING OUR TV-SCREENS EARLIER THIS YEAR. WITH AN ARMY OF FARMERS AND GRANDIOSE MUSIC, THE COMMERCIAL WAS A GREAT SUCCESS.
It gave those working with nature and land new pride and an upgraded image. Now their back. In numerous versions of the original film, they are promoting everything from dog food to huge, rough, tough and green John Deere agricultural tractors, which are shown in the video above. The film still works exceptionally well, even in small and separated bits and parts. So does the general and encouraging message of all the films taken from the “mother commercial”: Go and buy your equipment of those who have the best knowledge. It seems like a very sensible and rational idea (especially when you look at those tall strong men in flannel shirts). What do they have knowledge about? Everything, including gardening tools, lawn mower, soil, earmuffs and chain saws. Pretty cool stuff from the maker of the Cold Prey trilogy, the production company Fantefilm and director Roar Uthaug. Producers are Hugo Fausker and Elle-Beth Lønnestad. Post produced by Pia Røe Nyhus and Hocus Focus: Rolf Thomas Løvig (editor), Haavard Albertsen (online and colour grading) and Preben Grieg-Halvorsen (sound design). Enjoy the spring with all its work.
WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT THE FIRST AND FABULOUS TRAILER FOR THE UPCOMING MOTION PICTURE ELEVATOR, DIRECTED BY STIG SVENDSEN.
The trailer is edited by Ove Kenneth Nilsen and Thomas Løvig, with sound design by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen and colour grading and VFX by Haavard Albertsen. The music is created by Themepark.no ELEVATOR was shot at Panavision studios in Los Angeles during fall 2010 and is an American-Norwegian co-production from Quite Nice Pictures in association with Tappeluft and Hocus Focus. The final cut is now locked, and we are continuing this exciting production journey with sound mix, VFX and colour grading behind closed doors at Hocus Focus. Watch this space! Follow the making of ELEVATOR at Facebook
THE TV-CHANNEL TVNORGE AIMS AT BEING BEST IN THE COUNTRY ON HUMOUR PROGRAMING. ONE OF THE SERIES THAT IS HELPING THE CHANNEL TO ACHIEVE THIS GOAL IN THE SPRING OF 2012 IS THE SECOND SEASON OF THOMAS GIERTSEN AND HELT PERFEKT (=COMPLETELY PERFECT).
Yes, it is as embarrassing, agonising and funny as the first season. Everything in the world of Thomas Giertsen has to be perfect. If it is not, he turns into this nagging, whining and incredible childish man, more infantile than a two-year old. We still cannot help wondering whether Mr Giertsen is being or playing himself - how close is the series to real life? This is a fascinating and important factor, which among others keep the tension in the series. We start up where we left Thomas in the first season, in an everyday situation, talking with his real life friend and brother-in-law Jon Øigarden. Jon is "babysitting" with total control via his Mac. That is how the two paranoid buddies come up with a bizarre system of surveillance of some innocent Bulgarians from a choir. And it just keeps coming more... Arild Frølich directs the series, in addition to a team of directors of the different episodes. Produced by Maren Onsaker and the production company Feelgood (very ironic, is it not?). Post produced by Pia Røe Nyhus and Hocus Focus: Colour grading by Shannon Morati and online by Bengt Ove Sannes. Watch this space and be embarrassed!