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#1 of 25 OFFLINE   Jake Gove

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Posted March 17 2007 - 02:38 PM

If you feel this is spam or violates the HTF rules, please let me know (I hope not). I have been coming to the HTF for a very long time, since about 1998. I am mostly a lurker.

I am a Producer on a independent documentary about the movie JAWS. We are trying to get Universal to distribute it, but they need us to show them there is a demand for our doc. It's called The Shark is Still Working, and it covers the impact JAWS has had on pop culture, filmmakers inspired by it, the huge fan base, and more. We were fortunate to get new interviews with Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Kevin Smith, Bryan Singer, Robert Rodriguez, and many more, and we had Roy Scheider do the narration. We truly feel it is the ultimate JAWS documentary.

Please help us out by signing our petition to get it released:

More info about the doc, including video clips and a trailer are here:

Thank you.

I am a producer of The Shark is Still Working: The Impact and Legacy of JAWS. Check it out here:

#2 of 25 OFFLINE   TravisR


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Posted March 17 2007 - 02:41 PM

You've already got the interest of a few fans here:


Signed the petition and I can't wait to see the doc! Posted Image

#3 of 25 OFFLINE   MarkBirds


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Posted March 17 2007 - 05:17 PM

Count me in, too. Sounds extremely cool.
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#4 of 25 OFFLINE   Bob_S.


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Posted March 17 2007 - 06:43 PM

Hi Jake, been a long time lurker at jawsmovie.com. I also signed the petition. Thanks for doing what most of us Jaws fans could only dream of doing. Can't wait to see this dvd. Jaws is one of my favorite movies and I remember buying my laser disc player just so I could watch the Jaws signature boxed set.

#5 of 25 OFFLINE   Anthony Neilson

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Posted March 17 2007 - 10:24 PM

Good luck to you Jake. I've been following the progress of this doc and it looks terrific. Might I also suggest you post this request on these sites:



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#6 of 25 OFFLINE   Christian Preischl

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Posted March 18 2007 - 01:27 AM

I've been following the progress of this doc and it looks terrific.
Same here. This thing needs to be released! Petition signed.

#7 of 25 OFFLINE   Paul_Nyman


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Posted March 18 2007 - 02:29 AM

Wow! I had no idea someone was working on a JAWS documentary! Form the clips I viewed it sounds like an excellent celebration of the films popularity! Petitioned signed and I have told several people about this too! Can't wait to hear about a release date.

#8 of 25 OFFLINE   Michael Elliott

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Posted March 18 2007 - 08:34 AM


I signed but you might also want to post your petition at the above site.

If you get Universal to listen you might want to ask them to release the various Italian rip offs that they have held up in court. Posted Image

#9 of 25 OFFLINE   Chad R

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Posted March 19 2007 - 03:30 AM

Signed it and am looking forward to it.

#10 of 25 OFFLINE   Bill>Moore


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Posted March 19 2007 - 08:18 AM

This sounds great. Jaws is my all-time favorite flick, so I'd love to see such a documentary.

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Posted March 19 2007 - 12:17 PM

Signed as well.
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#12 of 25 OFFLINE   Rhoq


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Posted March 21 2007 - 01:46 AM

Signed. Can't wait to see this!

#13 of 25 OFFLINE   Ronald G

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Posted March 22 2007 - 09:44 AM

With all of the interest here "your gonna need a bigger petition!" :-)
Good luck!
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#14 of 25 OFFLINE   Jake Gove

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Posted April 16 2007 - 07:52 AM

A couple of reviews are now online of the 3 hour version of our doc.



I am a producer of The Shark is Still Working: The Impact and Legacy of JAWS. Check it out here:

#15 of 25 OFFLINE   Charles de Lauzirika

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Posted April 16 2007 - 01:02 PM

Signed. As someone who enjoys 3-hour-long documentaries about films I'm passionate about, I'll keep my fingers crossed that this gets a proper release.

#16 of 25 OFFLINE   AlexCosmo


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Posted April 16 2007 - 01:35 PM

Done and done! Looks great.

#17 of 25 OFFLINE   Patrick.C


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Posted July 17 2007 - 03:09 AM

There is a new trailer available for TSISW at http://www.sharkisstillworking.com. They tracked down the narrator from the original trailer - a voice you're sure to recognize.

#18 of 25 OFFLINE   Ray H

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Posted July 17 2007 - 04:23 AM

The trailer made me smile. Posted Image You'd think with all the talent behind this, someone would be willing to pick it up...
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#19 of 25 OFFLINE   Reagan


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Posted July 17 2007 - 06:21 AM

That was one impressive trailer. Make sure the trailer finds its way on to the DVD.

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#20 of 25 OFFLINE   Haden


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Posted July 17 2007 - 12:55 PM

Still no release date for this documentary, eh?

Damn good trailer, but it just keeps teasing us more for something that should have been out by now. Seems like this has been in development for 2-3 years now and I thought it was going to be released last year. I'll definitely buy it when it comes out, but I'm getting so impatient.... Posted Image