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IN THE LATEST CAMPAIGN FROM STOKKE, THE PRODUCTION COMPANY TANGRYSTAN AND DIRECTOR ANDREA ECKERBOM HAVE PRODUCED A VERY MOVING FILM ABOUT THE EARLY DAYS OF LIFE.

The commercial is saying it all about what kind of company Stokke aims to be and the products they are making – children’s quality necessities like the famous Tripp Trapp chair, the Xplory stroller and the sleepi bed. The slogan - Designed to be Close - makes a lot of sense together with images from ultrasounds and short home-video pieces of film of mothers and fathers with their much-loved babies. The newborn, the sleeping infant, the first laughter and the delight of new experiences – it is all there in less than 30 seconds. Time pass by so quickly…

Post-produced by Ole-Arild Svendsen and Hocus Focus: Edited by Ove Kenneth Nilsen, online and colour grading by Mathias Theissen. Sound design by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen.

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.