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MCDONALD’S LOVES THE NORWEGIAN FARMER. ACTUALLY, THE GIANT COMPANY LOVES THE HARDWORKING FARMERS SO MUCH, THAT A FOUR MINUTES COMMERCIAL FILM IS DEDICATED TO THEM.

Qvisten Animation and director Petter Jahre have produced a one-of-a-kind story of friendship in which puppets on strings held the main characters. The American street artist Ricky Syers has handmade the two good friends – the farmer and the restaurant worker – who stick together through the good times and the bad. Their relationship is that of silence and to describe this very special bond – no other than Ronan Keating and his “When You Say Nothing at All”. The song is originally a country song, however Mr Keating took it to number one at the charts in 1999, as it appeared on the soundtrack to the film Notting Hill. Well, now it is the soundtrack of a slightly shorter and less romantic story of Norwegian rural life and the way they nurture their potatoes, salads and cows. The quality of what the farmers produce equals the quality of what McDonald’s can offer - so there you have it.
See the film here

Post-produced by Ole-Arild Svendsen and Hocus Focus: Ove Kenneth Nilsen (editor), Haavard Albertsen (colour grading and VFX) and Preben Grieg-Halvorsen (sound design).

THE LATEST CAMPAIGN FROM TANGRYSTAN IS ALL ABOUT THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES OF OSLO POINTING A FINGER AT ITS INHABITANTS AND SAYING – PULL YOURSELVES TOGETHER, PEOPLE!

The reason for this adult education-like message includes a green bag and the sorting of recycleable leftovers, which obviously isn’t good enough. The film communicates loud and clear. However what we love about it is the fabulous panoramic view of Oslo city including Barcode and Plaza Hotel, accompanied by an excellent constructed and fictional watertank. This for the purpose of exemplifying the scale of waste they are talking about – and it works both visually and textually. The film is directed by Andrea Eckerbom and produced for Internet. The campaign also includes large outdoor boards, with the intention of reaching and reminding even more citizens of Oslo.

Post-production by Hocus Focus with editor Henrik Berge, Mathias Theissen was VFX supervisor on the set, colour grading and VFX by Haavard Albertsen. Sound design by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen.

LET’S BE HONEST; IF YOU PUT AN AUTOMATIC ANTI COLLISION SYSTEM ON A BUMPER CAR, IT TAKES AWAY ALL OF THE FUN. BUT IF YOU PUT THE SAME SYSTEM INTO A REAL CAR, IT WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE ONE DAY.

Volkswagens new innovation is an emergency brake system that will automatically hit the brakes if you don’t!
From the creative minds of Try Reklamebyrå and production company Go Happy! Produced by Miriam Pedersen Eeg, directed by Lars & Christoffer. Post produced by Lene Albertsen and Hocus Focus: Edited by Henrik Berge, colour grading and online by Haavard Albertsen. Sound design by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen. Casefilm by Hocus Focus.

LEGO, EVERYBODY’S HEARD OF IT, AND EVERYBODY LOVES IT! LET YOUR CHILD PLAY WITH LEGO DUPLO JUST A LITTLE BIT EVERY DAY, AND IT WILL DEVELOP YOUR CHILD’S FINGER SKILLS. DIRECTED BY ANDREAS KLEIBERG, PRODUCED BY HUGO HAGEMANN FØSKER AND FANTEFILM.

Post produced by Ole-Arild Svendsen and Hocus Focus: Editor Thomas Løvig, online and colourgrading by Haavard Albertsen. Sound design by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen.

COMING UP: BRAD NEW AND VERY SEDUCTIVE COMMERCIALS FROM SYNSAM. THE ART PHOTOGRAPHER AND DIRECTOR OF NUMOROUS FASHION COMMERCIALS MR MORTEN QVALE HAS DIRECTED AND PRODUCED THE SYNSAM FILMS. AND IT SHOWS.

These films have an unbeatable delicate wrapping of storyline, location and beatiful people. We all want to go there - to visit and sense that place and that house. No wonder it is tempting, because we have to travel all the way to Cuba and more precisely Havana to find it. However, Synsam can according to their slogan help you to ”design your face” right here in Oslo, and by that they mean find glasses that suit you. Good luck with that and well done to photographer Knut Kollandrud and the creative team of Trond Guldbrandsen, Michael Dye and Morten Qvale.
Produced by Qvale Studios together with 7 Seas Production at Cuba. Hocus Focus’ contributions are online and colour grading by Haavard Albertsen, and sound design by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen.