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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.

THE SUMMER IS SOON UPON US, AND THE SEASON FOR EATING ICE CREAMS FOR THE NEXT THREE TO FOUR MONTHS HAS BEGUN. THE BEST TYPE IS OF COURSE SOFT SERVE, OR «SOFTIS» (LITERALLY SOFT ICE) AS WE CALL IT IN NORWAY.

Now Tine has released Piano Softis, so you can make it yourself in your own home. Very practical for the days you don’t have the time to go to your local ice cream parlor.

Directed by Sebastian Wartin, produced by Helene Honda Lunde and One Big Happy Family, and post-produced by Ole-Arild Svendsen for Hocus Focus. Edited by Ove Kenneth Nilsen, color grading by Haavard Albertsen, online by Bengt Ove Sannes and sound design by Erik Ljunggren.

INFINITUM IS ENCOURAGING ALL OF US TO PAWN OUR BOTTLES AND CANS AND EVERYTHING ELSE POSSIBLE TO PAWN – ALSO DURING VACATIONS.

Fun fact: In 2014 Norsk Resirk changed its name to Infinitum. The new name is inspired by the infinite number of times you can recycle a bottle or a can. So now you know… Directed by Simen Ahlsvik, produced by Tangrystan and post-produced by Ole-Arild Svendsen for Hocus Focus. Edited by Henrik Berge, colour grading by Mathias Theissen, online by Bengt Ove Sannes and sound design by Erik Ljunggren.

THE LATEST CAMPAIGN FROM JORDAN KEEPS UP WITH THE LONG-STANDING SLOGAN IN RHYME JORDAN VET HVORDAN (JORDAN KNOWS HOW). STILL GOING STRONG AFTER 50 YEARS AS A STRONG MARKETING BRAND.

This time the company know how to make the perfect dish brush – for roasting tin, small pans with big ears and large mugs. A funny and sweet film with great coloured visuals directed by Erika Calmeyer, who is the brand new and very talented director at 4 ½. Produced by Benedicte Aubert Ringnes, post- produced by Lene Albertsen and Hocus Focus: Edited by Ove Kenneh Nilsen, colour grading by Mathias Theissen, online by Bengt Ove Sannes and sound design by Erik Ljunggren.

"MER" IS INSPIRED BY THE HARSH GRASP OF CONSUMERISM, AND HOW IT CAN MAKE US BLIND BY GREED IN THE PURSUIT FOR MATERIAL GOODS.

Director Kristoffer Klunk's story is set in a post apocalyptic world, where a group of nomads collect the remains of a lost society. But as their collection grows bigger, so does their desire for more. All that glitters is not gold.
This video was largely shot on Karmøy, an island located on the west coast of Norway, but also 1883 meters above the ocean on the peak of Gaustatoppen, a vast mountain overlooking 1/6th of the country.
The large flying factories were made by Steamheads, an Oslo-based VFX-house known for their work on films like Harry Potter and Elysium, and the rest of the post-production was completed at Hocus Focus.

Also, have a look behind the scenes!