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COMING UP: A COLOURFUL, SURPRISING AND FUNNY COMMERCIAL FROM DIRECTOR ROAR UTHAUG AND FANTEFILM.

Yes, you heard right. The makers of Cold Prey (2006) and Escape (2012) have actually made something light and bright. And you can watch it on your telly right now. Starting up with clinical white and the boring setting of a pharmacy, the film ends up in a firework of strange costumes and happy people, singing while dancing. The Musical genre is totally taking over, and all of this because of some fish in a can. And here it goes, the history lesson of today. It takes us all the way back to 1957 when Stabburet bought a small cannery in Fredrikstad called East Norway Canning. Going from pir to mackerel, the business has evolved into today’s genius and unbelievable Norwegian spread of mackerel in tomato in a yellow can. A classic was born! Every year approximately 108 million slices of bread with this is eaten - say no more. Much fun from the production company Fantefilm and producer Hugo Hagemann Føsker. Post produced by Ole-Arild Svendsen and Hocus Focus, with Ove Kenneth Nilsen (editor), Haavard Albertsen (online and colour grading) and Preben Grieg-Halvorsen (sound design). Remember a healthy advice: One slice of bread with mackerel in tomato covers your body’s craving for Omega-3 for the whole day. Good luck with that.

COMING UP: WE ARE TALKING TELECOM, MOBILES, COVERAGE AREAS AND LOCK-IN PERIODS. THESE ARE EVER SO IMPORTANT ISSUES OF OUR DAY-TO-DAY LIFE.

In a new campaign from the production company Small Film, Spaceworld tries to help us out with our struggles of communication (with a little help from the giant Telenor). Help with what? Well, to get the best out of our cell phones - which one to buy, where it works and why it is not scary with lock-in agreements. A sympathetic and charming young man walks and talks a great deal about his sister, who we actually also do meet. The locations sweep recognisable places such as Oslo’s Blå and Solli Plass, and the wild mountains of Norefjell. However, the most fascinating part of the films is the use of a film title as slogan: Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (=Bind meg! Elsk meg!). To use Pedro Almadóvar's movie classic from the year of 1990, really spices up the whole concept of telecom vocabulary - if you ask me. Really refreshing from director Michael Pfleghar and producer Elisabeth Enstad, who managed to complete the Spaceworld films faster than lightning. Post produced by Jon Anders Klausen and Hocus Focus. With Henrik Berge (editor), Mathias Theissen (online and colour grading) and Preben Grieg-Halvorsen (sound design). The conclusion must be, no matter where you are, and whom you need to get in touch with - don't be afraid to be tied down.

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.