What I want to brag on most though is the range of people that providing sharks has introduced us to and allowed us to work with. Back in 2007 to 2008 it was none other than Joe Alves Himself kindly guiding us via emails and phone calls in developing our very first 3 foot Bruce NTT Shark. I don’t remember how many photos we traded back and forth but he was most kind in helping us get our first shark’s features correct. After this the floodgates opened wide for us meeting new friends.
Since those early days we have been repeatedly THRILLED to have supplied customized film sharks and private commissions to writers, stars, producers, directors and some of the crew behind such titles as: The Deep Blue Sea, Terminator, Star Wars, The Grunge, Jurassic Park, Jaws, Back to the Future and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. And the same for many well known TV works including the TV Terminator Series, Shark week and even Two and a half Men.
Our sharks are proudly displayed on some desks and in some conference rooms at SyFy, Dreamworks, Universal Studious and Amblin Entertainment. And in 2013 non other than Cal Acord Himself helped us very patiently get the details on the Jaws 1 Tow sled Shark just right for our 3 foot collector’s version.
Again just this year Joe Alves aided Romain Neophyte and I with never before released Jaws 3D Bruce Shark Photos. These helped us immensely in getting our All New soon to re-release for Pre-Order 25 inch long Ultimate Bruce 3D Collector’s Set shark just right in every possible detail and contour.
In fact these are the 2 photos that I chose for this posting, that of Joe Alves holding our All New Ultimate Bruce 3D Shark, and Cal Acord holding our All New Tow Sled Shark, which we customized just for him in return for his helping us developed it.
I brag today because this has sure been a brag-worthy adventure. I know that we have had our share of lumps along the way. Nothing of worth comes without sacrifice, struggle, some loss, lots of risk and lots of vision. We have had to ward off busy-body divas costing us many thousand of dollars, and pirate-recasters, and several copy-cat artists, a few con-artists and even an oddball or two. But looking back it has all been one amazing ride worth every bump in the road. It grows you up and toughens you, yaknow?
So I end this article by thanking my friends in the Jaws and Shark fan communities for sticking with us as we grew out of a tiny basement workshop into multiple metal buildings in our newer functional FX shops.
It has been a great ride but the thing about this article I want to end with so everyone takes it with them is this, and that point is that this is just the beginning!
There will be more adventures and more bumps in the road but we look forward to releasing more never been done before Shark Products and working many more films and private commissions. So, thank you my friends, let’s wait and see what the next huge thing is for this shark family!
Mike & Cathy Schultz Shark City Ozark