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THERE IS ONLY ONE ZOOLOGICAL PARK IN NORWAY, WHICH DO NOT NEED ANOTHER NAME THAN SIMPLY DYREPARKEN. WE ARE OF COURSE TALKING ABOUT THE ZOO IN KRISTIANDSAND.

Apart from having animals (thank heaven) and being the home of Julius the chimpanzee, it is the home of the cruel pirate Kaptein Sabeltann AND the people and robbers of Kardemomme by. See and listen to this tiny, tiny film from Dyreparken fronted by ring-tailed lemurs and the lovely employees of the zoo in turquoise, short-sleeved sweaters. Why? Well, just to be reminded by that great southern dialect about the equally great offer of getting three days in the park for the prize of two. The only thing needed to be done, is to book the tickets online at dyreparken.no. The production company is Small Film with director Birger Otto Libell and producer Elisabeth Enstad. Post produced by Jon Anders Klausen and Hocus Focus. A little editing by Thomas Løvig, a little online and colour grading by Bengt Ove Sannes. Add a little sound by Johannes Ringen, and there you have it. A new commercial to all of you from the great and huge Dyreparken-family. We hope you do like lemurs!

NOTHING IS BETTER IN THIS BITING FEBRUARY COLD, THAN THINKING ABOUT THE SUN. CALIFORNIA IS SUN AND PEPPES IS PIZZA. HENCE, PEPPES CALIFORNIA STYLE PIZZA IS AN UNBEATABLE COMBINATION AND SHOULD BE EASY TO PROMOTE.

Nothing is better in this biting February cold, than thinking about the sun. California IS sun and Peppes IS pizza. Hence, Peppes California Style pizza is an unbeatable combination and should be easy to promote. This is exactly what the waiter and the pizza baker are discussing in the commercial from Peppes Pizza. Side-kicking to all the stupid Apps in the world, they are questioning why the hell an image of a bright sun on your mobile is interesting. Why not rather nice and simple do some filming of the delicious pizza with tomato sauce, great cheese, Parma ham, truffle oil, smoked salmon and what have you. It might break all the app-lovers heart, but its incredible funny for the rest of us. Director Trond Fausa Aurvåg (follow him as the greatest guy in the television series ”Lilyhammer”) is keeping his humoristic sense intact, even when promoting a California Style pizza. The production company is Tangrystan Productions with producer Gry M. Sætre. Post produced by Lene Cathrine Albertsen and Hocus Focus: Edited by Arnt Egil Andreassen (freelancer), colour grading by Haavard Albertsen, online also by Haavard and Bengt Ove Sannes. Sound design by Johannes Ringen. Enjoy both the film and the California Style Pizza!

ON THE BARE MOUNTAINS OF SNOW AND ONLY SNOW, A SPORTY, FRESH AND HAPPY GIRL IS STANDING IN A COLOURFUL JACKET SMILING. SHE IS READY FOR TAKE-OFF. NOT BY PLANE THIS TIME. SHE WILL BE TAKEN AWAY BY A DOG SLED RACING TEAM. THE QUESTION IS: WHAT DO YOU LOOK FORWARD TO DOING THIS WINTER?


Now the whole of winter Norway is on sale at Widerøe. The Norwegian Airline Widerøe can bring you across our long-stretched country. In January and February Widerøe can even do so to reduced prices. The new campaign with a splendid film illustrates the company’s mission perfectly, and it sure looks tempting! The airline is the largest regional airline in Scandinavia; it has close to 400 take-offs and landings every day and operates more than twice as many airports in Norway than any other airline, so jump on. We at Hocus Focus also had the pleasure of getting to know the producer and director of the film; Mr. Patrick Katzman, and we hope to continue the cooperation shortly. Further has Kavar Singh edited the commercial, which is post produced by Pia Røe Nyhus and Hocus Focus: Online and colour grading by Mathias Theissen and sound design by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen. Take a trip, book a ticket or simply take a look at all the fabulous places you can go to at www.wf.no

WE LOVE THE CHRISTMAS COMMERCIALS FROM LIBRIS. IT IS ALMOST LIKE THEY ARE NOT PROMOTING ANYTHING, BUT RATHER IS THE DEFINITION OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON. WHY: BECAUSE CHRISTMAS IS BOOKS.

Last year a bundle of Norwegian authors decorated the Libris store with their books. This year they are really putting themselves out there. When our most beloved authors (like Vigdis Hjort and Erlend Loe) and a few controversial ones (Ari Behn?) are releasing their latest work, it is an event in itself. When they are singing ”I Wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year” in addition, it is pure joy. No wonder the director Steinar Borge starts the singing relay with the tenor (and author) Øistein Wiik – it is no prerequisite for writers to be good singers, as you all know. Finn Bjelke is refusing to sing, but he is out with the book “Gretne gamle gubber (=Grumpy old men) and can’t be helped, of course. We have church bells, and snow is in the air. We have the cosy and warm bookstore in the cold and busy city, and we have Ari Behn sitting in a worn-out leather wing chair. Director Borge manages with his warm humour to relax those in front of the camera and that is an achievement! Libris is bringing it home with their slogan at the end: It will not become Christmas for real without the authors. The production company is Trøbbel Film and the producer is Miriam Pedersen Eeg. Post produced by Henriette Carlsen and Hocus Focus: Edited by Ove Kenneth Nilsen, online and colour grading by Bengt Ove Sannes and sound design by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen. Happy Christmas to you!

DECEMBER IS APPROACHING AND IT IS SANTA CLAUS’ TURN TO MAKE A FOOL OUT OF HIMSELF IN A COOP PRIX STORE. YES, WE ARE STILL TALKING ABOUT THE GREAT SUCCESS OF THE COMMERCIAL FILMS INCLUDING PEOPLE WE KNOW OR NOT, WITH ONE THING IN COMMON: THEY ARE MISUNDERSTANDING THE ONE-FOR-TWO DEAL THAT THE COOP PRIX STORES HAVE ON OFFER.



With Anna Anka, Ole Lukkøye and last but not least, Rachel Nordtømme vividly in mind, we have nothing but warm and tender feelings for the scruffy Santa Claus who misunderstand the situation. We are wishing all the best for this guy and feel perhaps more sorry for the shopping mall Santa, than embarrassed that he gets it wrong. And of course, we are all happy to welcome the Christmas time again, and start to look for the advent candelabra and those Christmas CDs. The director is Steinar Borge and the production company is Trøbbel film with producer Miriam Pedersen Eeg. The commercial is shot on RED epic, and post produced by Henriette Carlsen and Hocus Focus: Edited by Henrik Berge, online and colour grading by Bengt Ove Sannes, and sound design by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen. Just keep these films coming!