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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.

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

THIS IS A DIFFICULT ONE: WHAT TO SAY ABOUT A MICRO TV BOX? IT IS NEW, IT IS BLACK AND IT IS SQUARE. NEEDLESS TO SAY, WE NEED TO MOVE TO ANOTHER LEVEL. WHAT CAN THIS BOX DO?

The digital-TV and broadband vendor Get unveil the box in a new commercial film as a product of tomorrow with the possibility of giving us – the dedicated television viewers – the best TV-experiences ever. How? Being three times more powerful than ordinary boxes (and the smallest design box thingy out there), it can provide you with digital surround, a complete program view, the opportunity to create your own favourite lists, it helps you remember and many other useful and fun things. To conclude: It is pure everyday magic. The commercial film is produced by Klaus Sandvik and the production company Qvisten. Post produced by Pia Røe Nyhus and Hocus Focus: Online by Bengt Ove Sannes and sound design by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen. Get box Micro will enter the market in the spring of 2012. If you are interested, send a SMS with code word “MIKRO” to 02123, and you will receive information as soon as the fabulous box is available. Good luck!

FRED HEGGLAND HAS WITH FØRSTE SKUDD (=THE FIRST SHOT) MADE A SENSATIONAL AND UPSETTING SHORT DOCUMENTARY. IT DRAWS A PORTRAIT OF HEROIN ADDICTS FROM A PERSPECTIVE WE HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE.

Together with photographer Magnus Flatå’s camera, director and producer Heggland spends numerous hours down town Oslo called Plata. From the darkest corner of our city, he is showing us a part of our reality most of us do not want to see. That is a brave thing to do. To be able to capture the thoughts and reflections of the young addicts, the director had to spend many, many hours with them in their own environment to win their trust. The stories and moments he mediates and shares with us; all of those who suffer a hard fate, are both beautiful and awful. All in one. However, there is no doubt that the film humanises and brings us closer to the addicts, and therefore is an important film to be made. We hope FØRSTE SKUDD will reach out to as many people as possible, and we wish Fred Heggland all the best and good luck! Ove Kenneth Nilsen has edited the film and Bengt Ove Sannes is responsible for the colour grading. The sound and music is created by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen. Post produced by Ole-Arild Svendsen and Hocus Focus.