WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT THE FIRST AND FABULOUS TRAILER FOR THE UPCOMING MOTION PICTURE ELEVATOR, DIRECTED BY STIG SVENDSEN.
The trailer is edited by Ove Kenneth Nilsen and Thomas Løvig, with sound design by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen and colour grading and VFX by Haavard Albertsen. The music is created by Themepark.no ELEVATOR was shot at Panavision studios in Los Angeles during fall 2010 and is an American-Norwegian co-production from Quite Nice Pictures in association with Tappeluft and Hocus Focus. The final cut is now locked, and we are continuing this exciting production journey with sound mix, VFX and colour grading behind closed doors at Hocus Focus. Watch this space! Follow the making of ELEVATOR at Facebook
THE TV-CHANNEL TVNORGE AIMS AT BEING BEST IN THE COUNTRY ON HUMOUR PROGRAMING. ONE OF THE SERIES THAT IS HELPING THE CHANNEL TO ACHIEVE THIS GOAL IN THE SPRING OF 2012 IS THE SECOND SEASON OF THOMAS GIERTSEN AND HELT PERFEKT (=COMPLETELY PERFECT).
Yes, it is as embarrassing, agonising and funny as the first season. Everything in the world of Thomas Giertsen has to be perfect. If it is not, he turns into this nagging, whining and incredible childish man, more infantile than a two-year old. We still cannot help wondering whether Mr Giertsen is being or playing himself - how close is the series to real life? This is a fascinating and important factor, which among others keep the tension in the series. We start up where we left Thomas in the first season, in an everyday situation, talking with his real life friend and brother-in-law Jon Øigarden. Jon is "babysitting" with total control via his Mac. That is how the two paranoid buddies come up with a bizarre system of surveillance of some innocent Bulgarians from a choir. And it just keeps coming more... Arild Frølich directs the series, in addition to a team of directors of the different episodes. Produced by Maren Onsaker and the production company Feelgood (very ironic, is it not?). Post produced by Pia Røe Nyhus and Hocus Focus: Colour grading by Shannon Morati and online by Bengt Ove Sannes. Watch this space and be embarrassed!
THIS IS A DIFFICULT ONE: WHAT TO SAY ABOUT A MICRO TV BOX? IT IS NEW, IT IS BLACK AND IT IS SQUARE. NEEDLESS TO SAY, WE NEED TO MOVE TO ANOTHER LEVEL. WHAT CAN THIS BOX DO?
The digital-TV and broadband vendor Get unveil the box in a new commercial film as a product of tomorrow with the possibility of giving us – the dedicated television viewers – the best TV-experiences ever. How? Being three times more powerful than ordinary boxes (and the smallest design box thingy out there), it can provide you with digital surround, a complete program view, the opportunity to create your own favourite lists, it helps you remember and many other useful and fun things. To conclude: It is pure everyday magic. The commercial film is produced by Klaus Sandvik and the production company Qvisten. Post produced by Pia Røe Nyhus and Hocus Focus: Online by Bengt Ove Sannes and sound design by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen. Get box Micro will enter the market in the spring of 2012. If you are interested, send a SMS with code word “MIKRO” to 02123, and you will receive information as soon as the fabulous box is available. Good luck!
FRED HEGGLAND HAS WITH FØRSTE SKUDD (=THE FIRST SHOT) MADE A SENSATIONAL AND UPSETTING SHORT DOCUMENTARY. IT DRAWS A PORTRAIT OF HEROIN ADDICTS FROM A PERSPECTIVE WE HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE.
Together with photographer Magnus Flatå’s camera, director and producer Heggland spends numerous hours down town Oslo called Plata. From the darkest corner of our city, he is showing us a part of our reality most of us do not want to see. That is a brave thing to do. To be able to capture the thoughts and reflections of the young addicts, the director had to spend many, many hours with them in their own environment to win their trust. The stories and moments he mediates and shares with us; all of those who suffer a hard fate, are both beautiful and awful. All in one. However, there is no doubt that the film humanises and brings us closer to the addicts, and therefore is an important film to be made. We hope FØRSTE SKUDD will reach out to as many people as possible, and we wish Fred Heggland all the best and good luck! Ove Kenneth Nilsen has edited the film and Bengt Ove Sannes is responsible for the colour grading. The sound and music is created by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen. Post produced by Ole-Arild Svendsen and Hocus Focus.
ALREADY ON YOUR TV-SCREENS: A NICE, INFORMATIVE AND HEALTHY LOOKING COMMERCIAL FILM FROM NYT NORGE (= ENJOY NORWAY). AFTER AN INITIATIVE FROM THE GOVERNMENT IN 2009 TO SECURE AND MAKE NORWEGIAN FOOD VISIBLE FOR THE CONSUMERS, NYT NORGE IS A LABEL ARRANGEMENT ON PRODUCTS OF HIGH QUALITY.
The film is all about the miracle of our foods, nurtured, growing and harvested through four seasons. According to this informative film, the "miracle" of our food lay just here, in the variety of the seasons and the climate. This film presents it all: The impact fresh air, clean water and natural fertilisers have on what we eat. The frost makes the raw material cleaner, the long summer nights make them more tasty. No wonder the people of Norway take pride in the products produced up here in the north. No wonder we think we are the best in the world. Just take a look at those carrots, beautifully colour graded by Haavard Albertsen. The point of it all is that now you know how to ensure that the products you buy in the grocery store on the corner is Norwegian. Just check for the label NYT NORGE. The film is produced by Christopher Sæther-Larsen and Øyedrops. Post produced by Pia Røe Nyhus and Hocus Focus. And remember, you are what you eat.