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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.

DID YOU KNOW THAT WE NORWEGIANS EAT 10 MILLION CRACKERS EVERY YEAR? THAT MEANS MORE THAN 2 KILO CRACKERS ON EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US. ACCORDING TO SÆTRE, THE PRODUCER OF CAFé BAKERIET, THESE ARE THE FACTS.

Another fact is that Sætre and the familiar cock-in-the-sunrise logo, going strong from 1983, has a market share of more than 60 per cent. Hence big business and well done! Back to those amazing crackers and cookies: The commercial of the day might get us to eat even more crackers, because you can now get those splendid delights with both dark, not so dark and even white chocolate. If that is not tempting enough for you, it is also revealed that it is MORE chocolate as well. Yes, half the cookie is chocolate. Is it possible to ask for more? The commercial with lovely pieces of chocolate in free drift is shot on a Phantom high-speed camera, directed by Mikkel Ohrvik and produced by Rut Solli and Smallfilm. Post produced by Jon Anders Klausen and Hocus Focus: Bengt Ove Sannes (VFX supervisor on the set), Thomas Løvig (editing), Haavard Albertsen (colour grading and VFX) and Preben Grieg-Halvorsen (sound design). Enjoy!

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.