A FEW WEEKS AGO THE LEGENDARY NATIONAL RAPSHOW WAS HIGH-JACKED BY DON MARTINITIO. DON MARTIN’S ALTER EGO – A MUPPET ON A STRING – IS THE MAIN CHARACTER IN HIS LATEST MUSIC VIDEO DIAMANTTYV.
It is a film about how a boy from eastern suburbia Oslo became a master of stealing diamonds. Or more precisely, one particular diamond. Rumours have it that the whole heist theme is a metaphor for how Don stole the heart of his beloved. Co-starring Mr. Martinitio is the one and only Mr. Jan Vardøen, among others. Much time has been spent together with director Kristoffer Klunk, researching how other Muppets are used in rap videos like Blackstreet’s No Diggity and unofficial, more fun ones at YouTube. The result is excellent and even Tommy Tee had problems controlling the engaged and agitated Muppet, who denied the very romantic aspect of it all. This is simply a great story and great rapping.
Post-produced by Lene Cathrine Albertsen and Hocus Focus. With Henrik Berge (editor), Haavard Albertsen (colour grading and online) and Preben Grieg-Halvorsen (sound design).
THE LATEST CAMPAIGN FROM BAMA IS INVITING US TO THE SUMMER GARDEN OF TV CHEF LISE FINCKENHAGEN.
In idyllic settings, she is informing us about potatoes and tomatoes, strawberries, raspberries, carrots and what have you. With great enthusiasm, new outfits and simple recipes, she tells us in 7 short films all we need to know about how to prepare those vegetables and berries. The slogan is - now we know, and what we know is good for us. We think Lise is right, and it looks very good, indeed. Directed by Sten Hellevig and produced by King of Popcorn. Post-produced by Jon Anders Klausen and Hocus Focus: Edited by Ove Kenneth Nilsen and Henrik Berge, colour grade and online by Haavard Albertsen.
EL CLáSICO WON THE PRIZE FOR BEST FOREIGN FICTION, AT THE TCFF - THE TRAVERSE CITY FILM FESTIVAL, FOUNDED BY MICHAEL MOORE TONIGHT. CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE INVOLVED!
The Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund is just around the corner. A big congratulation to Halkawt Mustafa and his film El Clásico for the Amanda nomination for best director, and the additional nomination for best film music to Trond Bjerknes. We are very proud and thankful for the opportunity to take part in the journey of this extraordinary film about love, football and so much more. Already a festival winner all around the world, awarded at the Tribeca Film Festival and others, we are cheering for an Amanda – the best of luck!
HOCUS FOCUS HAS GREAT NEWS. AFTER PREPARING, WORKING AND TOURING WITH A-HAS LATEST ALBUM – ERIK LJUNGGREN IS BACK FROM SOUTH-AMERICA, EUROPE AND HIS LEAVE OF ABSENCE.
We are thrilled to have him back in business at Hocus Focus. Erik has already managed to get his hands on the Critical Award in Grimstad and Amanda-nominee with his work on “Retrett”. There are certainly more magical sounds to come in August, after a well-deserved holiday. A big thanks to Erik for sharing the A-HA adventure with the whole team at Hocus Focus, and for bringing us along at the last After Glow show in Oslo Spektrum.
A GREAT AND GRAND SUMMER CAMPAIGN IS COMING UP FROM CHESS. WITH NO LESS THAN 16 FILMS AND VERSIONS, FANTEFILM WITH PRODUCER HALVOR LID AND DIRECTOR ANDREAS KLEIBERG ARE SETTING THE MOOD WITH RELAXED FUN AND EASY CONVERSATION.
The message is clear – what you need is the Chess combo. That is a double amount of data for free to the end of August. On top of the ordinary Chess criteras of course, which for instance means that you reach the people you want to get hold of, wherever they are. And cheap use of your mobile. And excellent client service. And much more. The combo of image, colour and sound at the screen are great as well – with all you could ever dream of for the summer. For instance dancing on rooftops with light bulbs, pretty people and loud music. If you’re not more of a head-spinning in the paint kind of a guy – you get that too. Post-produced by Jon Anders Klausen, Lene Cathrine Albertsen and Hocus Focus: Edited by Henrik Berge, colour grading and online by Haavard Albertsen. Sound design by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen.