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SUBARU TAKES A FRESH APPROACH WITH FANTEFILM AND ANDREAS 'BOMBOM' LISBERG'S COMMERCIAL FOR THEIR NEW CAR MODEL, LEVORG, SHOWCASING HOW THE GREAT OUTDOORS CAN BE ENJOYED - SOMETIMES IN UNEXPECTED WAYS.

Produced by Fantefilm with producer Hugo Hagermann Føsker and director Andreas 'Bombom'' Lisberg. Post production by Hocus Focus with producer Lene Albertsen, editor Henrik Berge, online and color grading by Haavard Albertsen and sound design by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen.

SATURDAY WATCHED A PACKED CINEMA IN HORTEN THE PREMIERE SCREENING OF #HORTENLOVE.

The film is a cooperation project between the local authority of Horten and the business community with the aim of promoting Horten as a brand. Hocus Focus was invited to produce a film and make the people of Horten proud of their city. The reception was exceptional with more than 40 000 views and 1200 sharings the first 24-hours. With #HortenLove, everyone at Hocus Focus has been involved, from idea and pre-production to production and post-production. Managing director and post-producer Lene Cathrine Albertsen has directed, while post-producer and photographer Ole-Arild Svendsen is responsible for shooting the film, together with Haavard Albertsen, Ove Kenneth Nilsen and Henrik Berge. Additional photo by Simon Hawken. Drone footage by Geir Wikse. Edited by Ove Kenneth Nilsen. Colourgrading and vfx by Haavard Albertsen. Music composed by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen who also did the sound design. Co-produced by Lighthouse/ Silje Bekkevold. The voice-over is written by Petter Bryde and performed by Nicolai Cleve Broch.

HEAR NO EVIL IS A MUSIC VIDEO FROM DIRECTOR THOMAS LUNDE FOR THE NORWEGIAN SPACE-DISCO PIONEER DISKJOKKE.

The video centers around a female ballet dancer. Her raw physical expression and human texture are in focus. It's all about capturing the human body and movement in its purest form. Post produced by Ole-Arild Svendsen. Edited by Henrik Berge, online and colour grading by Haavard Albertsen, and sound design by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen.

IN THESE DAYS THE 25TH TROMSØ INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL IS TAKING PLACE IN THE NORTH OF NORWAY. HOCUS FOCUS HAS CONTRIBUTED WITH POST PRODUCTION ON FIVE OF THE SHORT FILMS THAT ARE PART OF THE FESTIVAL PROGRAM.

These are all films inspired by or shot on location in Finnmark and are premiering at TIFF. A short brief and tease on what to expect:
BORDERLAND, directed by Aleksander Olai Korsnes and produced by Rein Film, is set back in 1985 and takes place along the border between Norway and the Soviet Union. What starts out as a story about a man and his wish to catch a big salmon, turns into an incredible story about the cold war. Colour grading by Mathias Theissen, VFX by Bengt Ove Sannes and Elin Holde Hegsvold. Sound design by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen.
ÁILE JA ÁHKKU (Áile and her Grandmother) This is the story about a young girl who has a special relationship to nature that only her grandmother understands. Álle is taught how to use plants as medicine. However, one day she discovers a secret that turns her little world upside down. Directed by Silja Somby, produced by Julev Film and Odd Levi Paulsen. Colour grading by Haavard Albertsen and Sound design Preben Grieg-Halvorsen.
EDITH & AJLOSJA is also produced by Odd Levi Paulsen for Julev Film and is a simple story about love that defies cultural differences. A man and a woman are kept apart by a river, and have to break the laws of nature to come closer to each other.
IDITSILBA (Burning Sun) is directed by Elle Márjá Eira, who takes us to a reindeer herder community. Májjen and all the other women in the community carry a very special hat that resembles that of a horn. Men representing the church argue that the hat resembles the horn of the devil itself. Therefore the hats must be extinguished. Produced by Ken Are Bongo for Davás Film and colour grading Mathias Theissen.
JADUDAH (Red) is the last film of the five and what we can say about this short film is quite enigmatic: “A wedding photo captures the love for a short moment, a strange moment that might last an eternity". Directed by Maida Hals, produced by Odd Levi Paulsen for Julev Film and co-produced by Verk og Rein Film. Colour grading Haavard Albertsen.

A FUNNY AND WELL-MADE COMMERCIAL FILM FROM TANGRYSTAN HAS LAUNCHED A NEW DAIRY PRODUCT FROM ELDORADO CALLED FRISK.

A very sweet and rather annoying elderly man is asking the question – What is Kvarg? He is seeking everywhere – in the woods and at the sea, with magnifying glasses and binoculars, in the library and the plant kingdom’s geological history. The man with the woollen hat is even wondering if Kvarg might be the new Varg Veum. And the film works, as we get very curious as it progresses and no answer is given. According to the Big Norwegian Encyclopaedia, Kvarg is based on milk and is similar to cottage cheese. However, there is a difference, so we simply must run to the store and check it out.

Directed by Andrea Eckerbom, produced by Tangrystan, post-produced by Ole-Arild Svendsen and Hocus Focus: Edited by Thomas Løvig, colour grading and VFX by Haavard Albertsen and Bengt Ove Sannes, sound design by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen and Erik Ljunggren.