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COMING UP: A PREMIERE FROM A NORWEGIAN SUPERSTAR. THE ONE AND ONLY MORTEN ABEL. THE KING OF POP AND OUR HERO FROM STAVANGER IS FINALLY LAUNCHING A BRAND NEW SONG TOGETHER WITH A GRAND MUSIC VIDEO.

No one will be disappointed – neither musically nor visually. As catchy and weird as ever before, we are taken back to the old days in a sort of ghostly version of Downton Abbey, with great costumes, masters and servants. There is no secret, of course, that Mr Abel is the master. However for the rest of the music video, expect the unexpected. With movements of grace and sophistication, Morten Abel yet again throws an indescribable spell on his viewers and audience, like he has done for more than two decades. A little more than enthusiastic, I must admit that we are. The production is impressive, moving from colour to black and white, having a story line and using the lyrics of Mr Abel in a brilliant way. Honour and glory to the directors Lars Åndheim and Ola Martin Fjeld, and the production company Go Happy with producer Miriam Pedersen Eeg. Hocus Focus would like to take the opportunity to spread a little stardust over our own team, especially Mathias Theissen and his excellent VFX-work and colour grading. Editing by Henrik Berge and opening sequence sound design by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen. Post produced by Pia Nyhus. Enjoy the fabulous songwriter and entertainer Morten Abel, who never is or can be lost.

IMPRESSED, CURIOUS AND CONFUSED. THESE ARE THE FIRST THREE WORDS THAT COME TO MIND AFTER THE FIRST MEETING WITH THE COMMERCIAL FILM PROMOTING THE BRAND ST. HALLVARD.

Impressed because of the classy black and white shots of a surprisingly familiar story that manage to drag you into another world in no time. Curious because of the obvious reference to the cinematic version of Knut Hamsun’s HUNGER from 1966. Confused because what am I missing? What is the link between a starving Knut Hamsun and Hallvard the legend, who tried to save a pursued woman and later became Oslo’s guardian angel? An even better question: What has all this to do with fashion? Well, in the end, all we need to know is that it looks like a million dollars in all its historical gloom, the label has much in common with the guardian angel in question AND the fashion is for men who feels a sort of hunger and who need to be armoured. The film is for but also by men. Directed by Jakob Rørvik, produced by Richard Patterson and the production company Kandidat. Post produced by Ole-Arild Svendsen and Hocus Focus with the team of Haavard Albertsen (colour grading), Bengt Ove Sannes (online) and Preben Grieg-Halvorsen (music and sound design). Well done!

WE LOVE THE CINEMA AND THE WINE GUM SWEETS GODT & BLANDET ARE ALL READY WELL KNOWN BY NORWEGIAN CINEMAGOERS.

The latest commercial from Malaco has an excellent slogan as it incorporates several of the important features of the sweeties. The slogan "Farlig godt" (= Dangerously delicious) refers to the nervous and automatic eating of goodies while seeing something exciting at the cinema screen, especially thriller, horror, slasher or anything in between. In this short and very effectual commercial from the master of terror on Norwegian film, the production company Fantefilm, the frightening creature with a mask and a hood is more enough to get the chill. The boy in the dark corner with huge and scared eyes in combination with the crackling and sudden LOUD noise from the Godt & Blandet bag are giving it all away. Oh, but what is happening next? We want to know... Directed by Andreas Lisberg and produced by Elle-Beth Lønnestad. The post production team from Hocus Focus consisted of the following people: Producer Pia Nyhus, editor Henrik Berge, online and colour grading by Bengt Ove Sannes and last but not least, sound design by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen and Johannes Ringen. The advice and request must be - see more movies, eat more sweets and be scared.

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!