Norwegian film ‘The Wave’ is generating interest overseas

The Wave

Following a promo screening at the European Film Market in February, TrustNordisk has closed even more international deals on the Norwegian disaster movie The Wave.

The screening resulted in sales to Former Yugoslavia (Cinemania Group), Israel (Shoval Film Production), Korea (Euro Communications Pictures) and Latin America (California Filmes) with more territories currently in negotiation.

Inspired by true events

Directed by Roar Uthaug (Escape, 2012, Cold Prey, 2006) The Wave is inspired by a true historic – and potential future – event. 80 years ago, a number of villages in Norway were hit by a huge tsunami when a mountainside collapsed and caused damage and casualties in the fjords. Geologists say that it is just a matter of time, when it will happen again.

Already sold to many territories

Previous announced sales of The Wave include France (AB Group), Spain (Key2Media Audiovisual), China (New View TV and Media Group), Turkey (Medyavizyon), Middle East (Gulf Film), Hong Kong (Sundream Motion Pictures Limited) and Malaysia, Brunei and Vietnam (Rain Film).

The Wave is produced by Martin Sundland and Are Heidenstrøm for Fantefilm Fiksjon in co-production with Fuzz, Filmkraft Invest, Storyline Studios, Film i Väst, Gimpville and Copenhagen Filmfund and Tre Vänner with support from The Norwegian Film Institute and Nordic Film & TV Fond and The Swedish Film Institute.

Release is currently set for Autumn 2015.

– Norwegian Film Institute

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.