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WHAT A SHOW, WHAT A DRAMA AND WHAT A PRODUCTION! COMING UP IS THE LATEST FILM FROM GRØNT PUNKT NORGE (=GREEN DOT NORWAY) IN COOPERATION WITH THE PRODUCTION COMPANY FREDRIK FICTION. IT IS NO LESS THAN A TOP-NOTCH MUSIC VIDEO WITH OUR OWN GRAND PRIX STAR DIDRIK SOLLI-TANGEN.

He is singing as great, pompous and grandiose as only he can, with a little bit of irony, humour and nonsense. Switching between Norwegian and English, he is sweeping over a broad and important area, both visually and lyrically, bringing the message to the people of Norway: We can recycle everything, so why don’t we? As you might already have guessed, Green Dot Norway is a non-profit company responsible for financing the recycling of used packaging on behalf of the industrial sector AND for developing, organising and operating recycling schemes for used packaging including plastic, EPS, carton packaging and beverage cartons. There is certainly no doubt about the engagement among well-known faces, as Mr Solli-Tangen has a whole choir of them. There is perhaps not much more these people have in common than environmental issues, but it is great fun to see Linni Meister, Anne Marie Ottersen, Christian Ingebrigtsen and a bunch of others use their voice for a good cause. Directed by Ole Martin Hafsmo, produced by Fredrik Fiction by Fredrik Pryzer and Kaja Marie Amundsen. Post produced by Ole-Arild Svendsen and Hocus Focus: Bengt Ove Sannes (colour grading and online), Ida Kolstø (freelance editing), Preben Grieg-Halvorsen and Johannes Ringen (sound design). Take a look at www.grontpunkt.no for more information about a greener everyday life.

ARE YOU HAVING A SORE, IRRITATED, DRY BUT NON-ALLERGIC THROAT? TAKE A LOOK AT THE NEW COMMERCIAL FROM APONOR.

The film might initially be mistaken as the work of Swedish director Roy Andersson, with its grumpy old man of a doctor accompanied by a still camera and greyish, anonymous colours. It is not. It is the work of director Mikkel Ohrvik and the production company Small film. Nothing is happening, really, except keying and coughing. Whether the coughing is an attention seeker or caused by a throat in need of some care, we cannot know for sure. The solution is however Fribol throat lozenge, or sugar free candy if you like, available in pharmacies all over the country. A sweet little film produced by Rut Solli and post produced by Ole-Arild Svendsen and Hocus Focus: Edited by Henrik Berge, online and colour grading by Haavard Albertsen and sound design by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen. For more information about other sugar free and therefore quite healthy products, go to www.aponor.no and have a look.

COMING UP, A TALE OF FISH AND STRENGTH, FREELY ADAPTED FROM THE FISHERMAN'S FRIENDS ORIGINAL WEBSITE: THE YEAR IS 1864 AND NOTHING MUCH IS HAPPENING IN THE FISHING PORT OF FLEETWOOD, LANCASHIRE. APART FROM FISHING, OF COURSE. BUT THE WINTER STORMS AND HIGH SEAS HAVE TAKEN THE FISHERMEN’S SINUSES. ONE YEAR LATER, EVERYTHING HAS CHANGED.



The Fleetwood chemist James Lofthouse has invented Fisherman’s Friend. First as a liquid, and then in packets of “little friends”. It changes the fishermen’s lives. Now they’re breathing deeply of the crisp clean sea air. They’re dancing jigs in the street, singing lusty sea shanties and the smell of fish has been replaced by menthol and eucalyptus. Isn't that a wonderful story? The production company Trøbbel Film and director Ubbe Haavind has taken the tale fast forward up until today, highly dramatic with grand music and with an intense feeling of windy England. There are now billions of Fisherman' Friends produced in the town Fleetwood each year by the same family firm Lofthouse. Norwegians are eating most Fisherman's per inhabitant in the world. Rather fascinating, and we wonder if it might have something to do with the weather... Produced by Miriam Pedersen Eeg and post produced by Ole-Arild Svendsen and Hocus Focus: Edited by Thomas Løvig, colour grading and online by Haavard Albertsen. Sound design by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen. Continuously strong!

FLT IS THE ABBREVIATION FOR FORBUNDET FOR LEDELSE OG TEKNIKK (= THE NORWEGIAN ENGINEERS AND MANAGERS ASSOCIATION). AND WHAT IS THAT? WELL, THAT IS A PART OF THE NORWEGIAN CONFEDERATION OF TRADE UNIONS (LO), GOING STRONG FOR MORE THAN A HUNDRED YEARS AND DECIDEDLY THE LARGEST AND MOST INFLUENTIAL WORKERS' ORGANIZATION IN THE COUNTRY.



FLT believes, according to their website, that “when many stand together, we can achieve results for the individual”. After this short introduction, back to the film: The one thing communicated in this short information / promotion film is that FLT can help you moving forward in your carrier and your working situation. It is really funny, the way they are playing with every prejudice against local government employees or other so-called office hackers. Depressing offices, all in grey and white and only coloured by a bunch of post-its. The fun fact of the day: The nervous guy in a yellow shirt expecting trouble is played by Mikkel from Small Film. We might have missed a great acting talent there. The production company is surprise, surprise Small Film with director Michael Pfleghar and producer Elisabeth Enstad. Post production by Jon Anders Klausen and Hocus Focus. The involved are Thomas Løvig (editor), Bengt Ove Sannes (online and colour grading) and Preben Grieg-Halvorsen (sound design).

COMING UP: A CLEVER FILM FROM A CLEVER DIRECTOR. THE NEW COMMERCIAL FROM FELLESKJØPET DOES NOT SPARE ON ANYTHING, NEITHER SETTING, VISUAL EFFECTS OR THEME. PLAYING WITH STEREOTYPES AND PREJUDICE, IT IS ALL ABOUT URBAN PEOPLE AGAINST COUNTRY PEOPLE.


The great divide in our society: The peasants with caps and chequered flannel shirts against the affected pen-pushers with slicked down hair. The urbaners need some serious help, according to this film. We are helplessly trying to get our gardens and other outdoor locations in shape without knowledge and with poor tools like scissors and handsaws. Then, The Others arrive - the farmers besiege the suburbia. Hordes of them. Are they a threat? No, certainly not. They have competence, know how and the right tools to help us getting things right on the blink of an eye. What a commercial from director Roar Uthaug. One thing is to manage to scare us to death with the feature film Fritt Vilt (Cold Prey, 2006). Another thing is to create a sense of uneasiness and uncertainty in seconds with a film from the not so scary Felleskjøpet. We at Hocus Focus really look forward to Uthaug’s next feature film ”Flukt” (=Escape), released at Norwegian cinemas in September 2012, according to the plan. The production company is Fantefilm with producer Hugo Hagemann Føsker. Post produced by Lene Cathrine Albertsen and Hocus Focus. Lots and lots of colour grading and online are done by Haavard Albertsen. For instance have all the clouds been exchanged and people and tractors have been added. Sound design by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen.