Overal, a total of NOK 1 million was allocated to projects as part of the Norwegian Foreign Ministry’s special fund to seven arts organisations in ‘Norwegian Arts Abroad’, which promotes Norwegian culture and creative industries abroad.
The Quake is a disaster movie that also serves as a sequel to The Wave [+]. It features the same characters as The Wave, including the geologist Kristian Ekjord (Kristoffer Joner [+], Idun (Ane Dahl Torp [+]) and their children, played by Jonas Oftebro [+] and Edith Haagenrud-Sande [+]. After surviving ‘the wave’ in Geiranger, it is unclear if they relocate to Oslo or Ekjord predicts the Oslo earthquake. Either way, as with the disaster genre, the family winds up once again caught up in the midst of a natural disaster.
Much like how The Wave was based on a possible risk, The Quake is based on the expectations that another earthquake will strike Oslo after the last recorded one in 1904. Reaching a magnitude of 5.4 on the Richter scale, there are concerns of one of a similar strength.
The production company Fantefilm [+] was allocated NOK 450,000 towards promoting the film.
The other grant recipients are Jan Dalchow for his documentary series The Naked Dream, which will launch on Youtube, and Aurora Insight Media Consulting, which received 300,000 NOK for the launch of Norwegian productions at the Asia TV Forum and Market in Singapore.