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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.

A TREASURE OF THE SEASON: THE JEWELLERY FROM BJØRKLUND IS SURROUNDED BY THE AMAZING COLOURS OF AUTUMN LEAVES AND THE VERY PARTICULAR LIGHT COMING THROUGH THE TREE BRANCHES. BJØRKLUND, IN CLOSE COOPERATION WITH DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER JOON BRANDT, HAS REALLY BEEN IN THE ROMANTIC MOOD WHILE CREATING THIS NEW COMMERCIAL FILM.



The sense of calm, balanced, happy and in-love feeling of the images is rendered concrete by two beautiful people and the slogan “Everybody deserves to shine a little” – so lovely. The feminine part of Hocus Focus are not sure what they want the most: The movie-like romance with pirouettes in the sun, or the pieces of jewellery ranging from golden hearts to watches. Bjørklund aimed with this film to go back to a more natural look and surroundings after a few campaigns devoted to 3D. Our editor Ove Kenneth Nilsen had loads of great material to choose from and he had to make some difficult choices. Haavard Albertsen, also Hocus Focus, coloured and brought forward the already warm yellow, orange, brown and green nuances of fall shot by photographer Jens Ramborg. Music by Marius Ergo, Øyedrops. Sound mix by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen and post produced by Henriette Carlsen. Are you in the mood for romance, so enjoy this film and be inspired.

COMING UP: NEW PROFILE FILMS FROM KRYSTAL GRØNNSÅPE (=SOAP). DIRECTOR JOHANNE HELGELAND AND THE PRODUCTION COMPANY FANTEFILM HAVE CREATED THESE FILMS WITH A SOFT, IDYLLIC AND FEMININE TOUCH.

It might seem like a sweet proposal to the 70s generations and those older, who perhaps had more “washing-friendly” mums, than the younger ones (where is the hired cleaner?). We can sense the smell of the original grønnsåpe while watching the commercials. Together with the easygoing music and the total harmony of mum, dad, cute kid, even cuter dog and a nice house, the nostalgia is complete: We want more Krystal grønnsåpe. If you are one of those who are more interested in the smell than in the washing, a hot tip is to put out small plates filled with a dash of soap under the sofa and other hidden places. It works every time... Productionwise, the soap needed some help and major efforts from Hocus Focus and our online- and VFX guys Haavard Albertsen and Bengt Ove Sannes. The result is shining, sparkling and brilliant. The films are produced by Elle-Beth Lønnestad and Hugo Hagemann Føsker, and post produced by Henriette Carlsen and Hocus Focus. Ove Kenneth Nilsen has edited the films and the HQ scanning of the 35 mm films is done in-house at Hocus Focus by Ole-Arild Svendsen. Sound design by Anders Mørk and Johannes Ringen. Stopp is responsible for development and Onelight.