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IT IS THAT SPARKLING TIME OF THE YEAR. THE TIME WHEN POSTEN IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT SERVICES IN OUR LONG STRETCHED AND COLD COUNTRY. WE ALL WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR LOVED ONES GET THEIR CHRISTMAS PRESENTS IN TIME.

The stars of the fabulous Norwegian Handball team are showing us just how much fun sending a gift can be. We know Christmas is here when the girls are playing European Championship or some other great event. Posten has been a loyal sponsor of the women handball in many, many years. Therefore, the production company with the descriptive name of ONE BIG HAPPY FAMILY has made an impressing and motivating team building-like commercial film with the most profiled players of the team. Yes, we love Linn Jørum Sulland and Heidi Løke. Not because they’re blonde, but because they can throw a ball like no one else, as well as take a beating. The postal service make sure that the girls’ glass bowl of a present reach their beloved coach Thorir in time for Christmas eve. In a very limited time, of course. Oh, what a Christmas spirit from director Mathis Fürst and producer Helene Hovda Lunde to all of us Handball fans. Post produced by Jon Anders Klausen and Hocus Focus: Edited by Thomas Løvig, colour grading by Haavard Albertsen, online by Mathias Theissen and sound design by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen.

ON A SCALE FROM ONE TO TEN, MOST OF US WOULD PROBABLY RANK FOOD HIGH UP THERE AT CHRISTMAS TIME – PERHAPS ONLY BEATEN BY HUGE PRESENTS.

That means that the Christmas season is an excellent time for all of those shops and grocery stores that provide a hungry Norwegian population with eatable delicacies. SPAR has understood just that and taken on the national costume in the latest commercial film, created by director Mikkel Ohrvik and the production company Small Film. A sweet lady, who in real life is the Spar store manager in Koppang, serves us different Christmas food on a large tray. She is reminding us on a very important thing, namely the importance of potatoes. It is the potatoes that are the glue of Norwegian Christmas food. We are eating pork rib, lutefisk, cod, salted and dried rib of mutton and what have you. However, what have all of these courses in common? Potatoes – and you can get everything at your local Spar shop of course, even though this film was shot in Heggedal. Jingle all the way from producer Elisabeth Enstad. Post produced by Jon Anders Klausen and the following team from Hocus Focus: Henrik Berge (editing), Bengt Ove Sannes (colour grading and online) and Preben Grieg-Halvorsen (sound design). Thank you for the food!

COMING UP: THE BIG CHASE. DNB HAS DONE IT AGAIN. AND AGAIN. AND AGAIN. THE CLOONEY CAMPAIGN IS UNBEATABLE IN A NORWEGIAN COMMERCIAL CONTEXT.

You might perhaps already seen a trailer of the sequel at the cinema or some sort of a burial on your television screen. We follow two burglars steeling the treasure chest from a previous commercial with Clooney and his extraordinary lucky wife. The pictures of the happy couple on the fridge are visible as the two dark-hooded men begin their very, very long escape. Simen is the childish one and Gunnar is the paranoid one. They have long and idiotic conversations about BSU, savings, and good fortune. The plastic shoes crocs is one topic, and the film Ocean's Eleven (2001) featuring George Clooney, Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt is another. After hotel showers in alcohol-free Champaign and bets on horses, the two men run away with the chest in the Norwegian woods. It looks incredible stupid, and nothing makes sense, really. One of them is identified, there are quarrels, darkness, digging and steadycam, helicopters, police and dogs are barking. Still, we don't know what's in that treasure chest, even after 26 minutes. Directed by Andreas Lisberg (BomBom), produced by the master company of horrific chases, namely Fantefilm and Elle-Beth Lønnestad. Post produced by Pia Nyhus and Hocus Focus: Edited by Henrik Berge, colour grading and online by Mathias Theissen and sound design by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen. What an exciting concept - watch this space...

COMING UP: A NEW AND TASTY PRODUCT FROM KIMS, THE NORWEGIAN STARMAKER OF SNACKS. NO KIMS, NO COSINESS OR SO THE SLOGAN GOES (IT SOUNDS MUCH BETTER IN NORWEGIAN, BY THE WAY).

The crackling, crunching, shattering, cracking sound of crispy maize Crunchos is the product in focus in this latest commercial film from the production company Tangrystan Productions. A bunch of up and coming young people are divided by graphical squares and triangles. The blond and blue-eyed girl with a black leather jacket. The black and brown-eyed with a light blue t-shirt. The incredible handsome guy with sparkling teeth and a denim shirt. The redhead and the smashing latino – the whole colourful lot is having so much fun and such a laugh over the sound of… not music, but Crunchos. Oh yes, and the one and only supercreative tv- and dancing celebrity Steinjo Grieg Halvorsen has both directed the commercial and made the crunchy music. What an energy from the additional comedian, writer and actor. Produced by Tangrystan and post produced by Ole-Arild Svendsen and Hocus Focus. Edited by Ove Kenneth Nilsen, online and colour grading by Haavard Albertsen and sound design by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen. KiMs Crunchos surely sounds good…

THIS IS THE NUMBER ONE JOKER STORY, SELECTED BY THE CUSTOMERS OF 2012 - SO CHARMING, SO TRUE AND PERHAPS SO RARE THAT IT BECAME A COMMERCIAL FILM.

So it goes: We are a group of men from Elverum who like to go fishing. Every summer we drive more than sixty Norwegian miles to Lierne in the North of Trøndelag. My oldest brother Jon's birthday frequently collides with our yearly fising trip, and the last time he became sixty years old. He said he did not want any celebration. However, the rest of us wanted just that. So we went to see Hege, working in the local Joker store, asking her about the possibility of buying a cream cake. We know that they actually don't have those, but Hege has a mum who loves to bake. And that very same evening, the nicest surprise in the world came along (perhaps you have guessed it already - the sweetest of cream cake). So both the jubilant and the rest of us experienced that good old fashion service had not become old fashion or out-dated at all. Nice, or what? Storytelling from the real world at its best from director Ubbe Haaving and the production company Trøbbel Film. Produced by Miriam Pedersen Eeg, post-produced by Pia Nyhus and Hocus Focus. Edited by Thomas Løvig, online and colour grading by Haavard Albertsen. Sound design by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen.