Main_forside_01 Sébastien Petretti News: Mr.Nickens Bugsy Riverbank Steel Marcelo Burgos Frode & Marcus Come play with us

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Sébastien Petretti

Sébastien has a love of ironic storytelling with a wonderful eye for framing, detail and intriguing casting.
Have a look!

MR. NICKENS WON GOLD AT GULLBRANSON
FOR BEST INTERACTIVE FILM

This tale of an African alarm clock shop owner, by the name of Mr.Nickens,
is kicking off a charity campaign for the Norwegian Church Aid.
Our Director Stian Smestad, Creative Director Thomas Anker and
Producer Håkon Sørensen deep dived into the township of Soweto, Johannesburg
and appeared to the surface with a quite different and interesting film.

 

Agency: Anorak / Client: Norwegian Church Aid

 

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Bugsy Riverbank Steel

You are up for a ride.
Bugsy got the head of an engineer, and the execution of an aesthetician.
This combined with a easy going, friendly and outspoken personality he will
without doubt add quality to your ideas. Have a peek here

Marcelo Burgos

Marcelo has in the last 6 years won 9 lions at Cannes for his commercials.
He’s done great work for clients such as Playstation, Sony, Axe, Honda and Coca Cola.
Marcelo love what he is doing, and we’ll let his work speaks for itself. Have a peek here

Frode & Marcus

This Norwegain/Swedish duo is all about pushing boundaries to

generate unique films and photography.

Their fresh work has caught the attention of Art Galleries,

Advertising Creatives and artists like David Bowie and Lykke Li.

 
Have a look!

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Welcome to Babusjka
Good things come out of playful and dedicated people. At Babusjka we produce content for all screens. Our film, animation and VFX talent is driven by inspiration and originality.
We work hard to make content that stand out and get noticed. Check out some of our worksamples:

 

Adidas - Stian Smestad
Mowi / SMFB
Kirkens Nødhjelp / Anorak
Samsung - Room To Move
Trident - Any Situation
Playstation / Saatchi & Saatchi
Stress / Shortfilm
Burger King / Crispin Porter Bogusky
Frode&Marcus / Showreel
Norwegian Ninja / Feature
Axe / Vega Olmos Ponce
Panasonic / Scholtz and Friends
Brand Alley - Naked
Komplett / Acne
Ladytron / Musicvideo

Directors
Stian Smestad

Stian has that magic touch that you seldom find. His attention to detail combined with a strong sense of humour and an unique visual understanding makes every story or idea he get’s in his hands truly remarkable. Stian is directing films all over the world.
have a look!

Mads & Thomas

Mads knows everything there is to know about film and production, and knows how to get the best out of every actor. Thomas use his visual and conceptual skills while directing together with Mads. Not every film needs divas – and these guys are definitely not divas. Only expressionists.
Have a look!

Marcelo Burgos

Marcelo Burgos has in the last 6 years won 9 lions at Cannes for his commercials.
He’s done great work for clients such as Playstation, Sony, Axe, Honda and Coca Cola.
Marcelo love what he is doing, and we’ll let his work speaks for itself.
Have a look!

Sébastien Petretti

Sébastien has a love of ironic storytelling with a wonderful eye for framing, detail and intriguing casting.
Have a look!

Bugsy Riverbank Steel

You are up for a ride. Bugsy got the head of an engineer, and the execution of an aesthetician. This combined with a easy going, friendly and outspoken personality he will without doubt add quality to your ideas.
Have a look!

Frode & Marcus

This Norwegain/Swedish duo is all about pushing boundaries to generate unique films and photography. Their fresh work has caught the attention of Art Galleries, Advertising Creatives and artists like David Bowie and Lykke Li.
Have a look!

Alberto Arellano

Alberto is a multidisciplinary visual artist that is capable of turning crap into gold. He likes to explore different techniques and is a true joy to be around. His approach always add something unique to the creative process.
Have a look!

 Thomas Cappelen Malling

Humour, style, absurdity, colours, costume, set design and amazing storytelling,…Thomas is one of a kind. If you really want something to stand out – bring this guy into the project.
Have a look!

Susanne Falkum Løvik

Susanne knows how to build characters and situations that makes us laugh. Her approach brings out the best of the actors and the people around her.
Have a look!

Adam Bartley

If you watch Adams films you find true creativity, visualized and brought to life by a former set designer turned director. Full of self-esteem, edge and attitude, Adam will bring positive influence to your ideas.
Have a look!

 

Motion Graphics
This is where the magic happens. Whether it’s 3D, 2D, VFX, animation, or all of the above, our motion graphics team unleashes their creative power and visual craftsmanship.
See some work-samples

 

Eirik O. Aanonsen

Eirik is a big viking, with his roots buried deep into the Norwegian mountains, almost all the way to the middle ages and Valhalla. Still he looks like a mix of Javier Bardem and Che Guevara. We ask: Which of his ancestors is to blame?
Anyway, he is the perfect head of any department, and a natural leader for Motion Graphics. He has been animating since 1998. His eye for quality and details is surpassed by no one, and he keeps everyone alerted.
Eirik´s Showreel

Magnus Engsfors

Magnus is a hard working, very polite and extremely funny guy, even though he origins from Sweden. His talent is well known internationally. He is the creator of Vimeo Staff picks “Suddenly” and “Stress”, and has ONE AND A HALF MILLION hits on vimeo and youtube. Magnus main focus is 3D, but he takes any challenge that is brought to the table.
Magnus´s Showreel

Syver Fabritius Sanengen

Syver is the youngest in the office by far. He is a very polite and extremely humble guy. He has a great talent and is adapting new skills at impressing speed. He has a bachelor in visual communication from KHiB. And when he is not in the office he likes to flip around in the park on his twin tips.
See some work

Ernst Føyn

Ernst is from Bergen, a small village on the West Coast. He is a fan of water if it´s surfing or deep sea diving, but he got sick of getting pissed on by the dark clouds in Bergen and moved to Oslo 17 years ago. He graduated in 2010 with a Master in Visual Communication from the highly acclaimed National Academy of Art. He then worked as graphic designer in day time, and running around as a pioneer doing vj-ing and projection mapping in clubs at night time. Now he has settled down making really cool 2D motion graphics in Babusjka.
Ernst´s Showreel

 

Don’t expect anything original from an echo

–Unknown

Contact
At Babusjka we take care of you. We treat people like we want others to treat us. With professionalism and joy. We are looking forward hearing from you.

 

Mads Astrup Rønning

Mads works under the motto “every image counts”. He loves to be close to the directors and together make every penny worth a maximum. He is always aware of the commercial aspect, and keeps reminding people of how important it is to understand why we are in the business.

He is a passionate and loving man that understands all the aspects of film and production and always treats people around him with respect and joy. Except when it comes to sports. Mads thinks he is the best allround sport dude in the office. “I´m best in Dart, I´m best in Table Tennis, I´m best in Fuzzball, I´m BEST in Poker, and I´m best in football. When winning, he turns into everything but what he likes to stand for:  Treat others with respect, treat others like you want them to treat you… all that is thrown out of the window. He is probably the worst winner in Northern Europe.

Mads Astrup Rønning

mads@babusjka.no / +47 918 07 113
Mads is the founder of Babusjka and understands all the aspects of film and production.He always treats people around him with respect and joy.

Thomas Anker

Thomas believes in big ideas that have the ability to inspire, challenge and change. He has been a creative director and art director in various ad-agencies such as FCB, Dinamo and Grey and has also founded to agencies, WORK and Electricbrandy in Oslo, Norway. He came to Babusjka in 2013 and has the title Creative Director. He works in team with Mads directing commercials and is a big asset in the creative processes both collaborating with agencies, direct clients and the development of the company in general.

Thomas Anker

Thomas@babusjka.no / +47 924 57 602
Thomas has been an art director and creative director in national and international ad agencies the last 14 yrs. His experience from the communication business is a great asset in the creative and strategic processes at Babusjka. He is also directing in team with Mads.

Håkon Sørensen

Haakon came into this business as a 14 year old kid. And has stayed ever since. After a whole lifetime as Firstassistent directorandcameragripandelectricaldepartmentsecondunitmiscellaneouscrewizard on various feature, short and commercial films he finally became a producer at Babusjka in 2011. He has been working on small productions like “Uno”, tv-series like “Dag” and bigger productions like “Sophies World” and “I’m Dina”. He has been in charge of numerous commercials with Babusjka and taken part in award winning productions all over the world.  When he’s not working, he likes to spend time with his Oscar that he recieved in 2002 (well.. his wife actually received him.)

 

Håkon Sørensen

hakon@babusjka.no / +47 909 43 084
Håkon is our producing wizard. He is in total control of everything regarding productions, and his stamina and humour is well known across the industry. It is hard to not fall in love with this man.

Marthe Haakensen

Marthe has a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from Barcelona. Back in Norway she was bombarded with job offers from all leading companies in Norway. Then Mads convinced her that a complete change of scenery was the only right move for her to make. She was hired as CEO in Babusjka in 2005. Then he married her.

If you are really lucky Marthe will produce your film. But she follows her heart, so you cant ask for that, only hope for it to happen.

 

Marthe Haakensen

marthe@babusjka.no / +47 950 86 611
Marthe is our beloved CEO. Her laughter hammers through the office and keeps everybody happy at Babusjka. She is also a producer with a tendency to win prizes.

Ernst Føyn

Ernst is from Bergen, a small village on the West Coast. He is a fan of water if it´s surfing or deep sea diving, but he got sick of getting pissed on by the dark clouds in Bergen and moved to Oslo 17 years ago. He graduated in 2010 with a Master in Visual Communication from the highly acclaimed National Academy of Art. He then worked as graphic designer in day time, and running around as a pioneer doing vj-ing and projection mapping in clubs at night time. Now he has settled down making really cool 2D motion graphics in Babusjka.

 

Ernst Føyn

ernst@babusjka.no / +47 920 35 567
Ernst is the Head of Motion Graphics department. He manages the creatives and is always kind and helpful, even though his eye for quality and detail is quite scary and keeps everyone alerted.

Andreas Langmark

Rarely has a man in history of mankind been more pedant than Andreas.
That is actually skill when it comes to production managing.

Andreas speaks fluent Spanish and he is in lead of our Spanish productions.
He lived seven years in Barcelona, where he studied and graduated as an accountant. He got hired by Hewlett Packard, changed to General Electric before he ended up in Deloitte. Well he ended up here in Babusjka in 2009.
Goes without saying that his experience is both wide and international.

He is very loyal, very dedicated, always focused, and very funny when drinking.

Andreas Langmark

andreas@babusjka.no / +47 922 97 227
With focus and dedication Andreas will manage any production. His experience is both wide and international.He also speaks fluent Spanish and he is in lead of all our Spanish productions.

Babusjka started out back in 2001 thanks to the inspiration of Mads’ grandmother (Babusjka = Grandmother). She established and ran Norway’s first store for imported designer furniture.
Never imprisoned by the norms of society, she stood up and fought the established rules of how to act and interact in society. She was an honest, direct and warm-hearted woman with a laughter that could scare the living daylights out of you if you didn’t know her.
 Her dedication to quality and style, her hard working attitude and her joy and laughter lives on in Babusjka.

Visit us
You’ll find our playground in an old brick building in the sweetest part of Akerselva.
Feel free to drop us a line or just come by and say hello.

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