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COOP PRIX IS REPEATING PREVIOUS YEARS SUCCESS WITH COMMERCIAL FILMS INCLUDING PEOPLE WE KNOW AND THOSE WE DON’T KNOW. ALL OF THEM HAVE ONE THING IN COMMON: THEY ARE MISUNDERSTANDING THE ONE-FOR-TWO DEAL THAT THE COOP PRIX STORES HAVE ON OFFER.

Coop Prix is repeating previous years success with commercial films including people we know and those we don’t know. All of them have one thing in common: They are misunderstanding the one-for-two deal that the Coop Prix stores have on offer. We all remember Anna Anka and her taking the cut in costs for a celebrity-treatment. The same goes for Ole Lukkøye, who thinks he still scares us to death with his right hook. These are really embarrassing and uncomfortable situations, that makes us sweat. Now the turn has come to the young, sweet and often challenged Rachel Nordtømme. As many times before, the former girlfriend of Petter Northug is making it hard to sit still in a chair and watch. Hence, there is no doubt that also the new commercial works – at least at Hocus Focus. Director Steinar Borge is doing a great job navigating the project with a calmness and a warm humour. The production company is Trøbbel film and the producer is Miriam Pedersen Eeg. The commercial is shot on RED epic, and post produced by Henriette Carlsen and Hocus Focus: Edited by Henrik Berge, online and colour grading by Bengt Ove Sannes. and sound design by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen. We are looking forward to more films to come!

THE SECOND WEB-SERIES FROM FINN.NO IS NOW ROLLING: FINNLAND... OG STRAND. THIS TIME AROUND, THE WINNERS FROM THE FIRST SERIES ARE JOINING IN CO-HOSTING THE WEB-SHOW.

The charming couple Michael and Johanne is split into actively taking part on two different teams for each stop. Travelling from the North to the South of Norway, the participants are competing on the basis of various problems they wish to renovate, fix or repair. And as Finn.no can help them with, of course. One way of winning is for instance to write the best song about the problem – oh yes. The problem might be a bizarre one like getting an electric shock each time the water is turned on, or simply a lack of bathroom. Hocus Focus is responsible for the post production from A to Å of this series, and we have been enjoying the funny real life characters and an excellent planning of the project. The production company is Seefood TV, with the directors Thomas Løberg and Bengt Gabrielsen. The producer is Kristian Hajdu and the post producer is Henriette Carlsen and Hocus Focus: Edited by Henrik Berge, online and colour grading by Mathias Theissen and sound design by Johannes Ringen and Preben Grieg-Halvorsen.

THE NORWEGIAN NURSES ORGANISATION (NNO) IS CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF EXISTENCE. THE PRODUCTION COMPANY TRANSFORM WAS GIVEN THE TASK OF MAKING FILMS THAT ARE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE THE CRUCIAL AND MANY-SIDED WORK NURSES ARE DOING. IT WORKS!

In four films and one music video, we are reminded of just that. They are our everyday heroes, the warm hands, the efficiency in crises, the support and competence during emergencies, our lifelines in the darkest hours. And the nurses are given a face and an identity in these films directed by Thor Bekkavik and shot by Karl Erik Brøndbo and Kristoffer Archetti. With close-ups of young and old ones, male and female, the variety of the profession is underpinned by portraits and confessionals that seem very real. The song HJERTETRU (= true to your heart) is lifting the campaign to yet another level in its down to earth simplicity and honesty. Beautifully performed and written, it touches the fragility of life and death with great sensitivity. The films are produced by Transform and post produced by Hocus Focus and Ole-Arild Svendsen: Edited by Ove Kenneth Nilsen, online and colour graded by Haavard Albertsen and Bengt Ove Sannes. Sound design by Ali Parandrian.

THIS FALL’S GREATEST RELEASE FROM TVNORGE IS THE HUMOUR SERIES HELT PERFEKT (=COMPLETELY PERFECT). IN THE SPIRIT OF INTERNATIONAL SERIES LIKE CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, THE OFFICE AND NORDIC SERIES LIKE SOLSIDAN, KLOVN AND HJERTE TIL HJERTE, WE GET ALL OF THE PAINSTAKING EMBARRASSMENT.


It is almost unbearable to watch at times and therefore it must be very good. Much thanks to the staging of the main character Thomas Giertsen. True to the genre of sitcom mockumentary, we are invited into the everyday life of the Norwegian humour celebrity. Other characters are played by real life buddy Jon Øigarden (as himself), Mr. Giertsen’s boss at TVNorge (as himself) and a bunch of other characters playing themselves. The big question in the press and perhaps of those who watch is: What is real and what is fiction? We conclude that we really do not care that much, as long as the series is as hilarious as it is. Hocus Focus with Bengt Ove Sannes and Shanon Moratti have had the joy and pleasure of being responsible for online and colour grading of this first season. The television ratings is reaching new heights, so hopefully the rumours of a season 2 will come true. The production company is Feelgood Scene Film og TV, the main director is Arild Frølich, with help from several episode directors, and the producers are Jannecke Nordskog and Bjørn Arne Odden. Post produced by Hocus Focus and Henriette Carlsen: Edited by Martin Stoltz and Feelgood, sound design by Megaphon.

THREE THINGS ARE VERY, VERY HOT THESE DAYS. FIRST, ANSWERS TO THE QUESTION OF HOW TO LOOSE WEIGHT (JUST TAKE A LOOK AT THE LATEST WEEKS NEWSPAPERS).

Second, blondes in bikini (they are always hot), and third, director Johanne Helgeland (just count the number of her films during commercial breaks on your television screens). The new commercial film from Nutrilett includes all three elements, and the film itself is light and easy going, with great humour and music. The goal must be for all women and girls to be as informal and comfortable in our own bodies as the girl in the film. It is not too shabby to do that kind of dance moves in a green bikini with dots on. Very brave, actually. And by the way, she is not 2 meters tall and thin as a straw, so get to the swimming pool and practice those moves! Funny, so funny and shot on SONY F3 and 5D with three different product tales: BAR, Shake and Pasta. The production company is the one and only Fantefilm with producer Hugo Hagemann Føsker. Post produced by Henriette Carlsen and Hocus Focus: Edited by Ove Kenneth Nilsen, online and colour grading by Haavard Albertsen. Sound design by Anders Mørk.