After the success of Steven Spielberg’s Jaws, Sharksploitation – the exploitation film subgenre – exploded on the scene. This feature-length documentary dives into the world of shark cinema, from Roger Corman’s 1958 She Gods of Shark Reef to the release of Jaws and subsequent knock-offs, to the resurgence of this subgenre with the infamous Sharknado and hybrid-sharks in Sharktopus. Through interviews with filmmakers, critics, scholars, and conservationists we will explore the colossal challenge of making these films, the cultural imprint they’ve left on audiences, and their impact on this misunderstood species.
A SHUDDER ORIGINAL IN ASSOCIATION WITH SHARKSPLOITATION
A STEPHEN SCARLATA FILM “SHARKSPLOITATION”
SOUND DESIGN BY MATTHEW POLIS ORIGINAL MUSIC BY CEIRI TORJUSSEN
EDITED BY PATRICK HUBER DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY JIM KUNZ
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS MIKE CHAPMAN FATIMA HAYWARD ANNICK MAHNERT PAMELA ROSALES
PRODUCED BY JOSH MILLER KERRY DEIGNAN ROY WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY STEPHEN SCARLATA
COLORIST DAVE KRAHLING DESIGNER | ANIMATOR CHAD HERSCHBERGER JAMES DURÉE GRAPHICS ASSISTANT LAUREN TOLFA MILKHAUS PRODUCER CATHY TREKLOFF