Spielberg vs. the shark
By Janice Hooks
Mar 10, 2005, 17:02

A new 35mm independent film is making waves. The flick is Courage & Stupidity, a re-imagining of Steven Spielberg's troubled 1970's shark production.

While the film "Jaws" is a classic, the story behind "Jaws" production is legendary. It's this legend that inspired Courage & Stupidity," a new short 25-minute film about the making of Spielberg's classic (the title is a reference to Spielberg's comment about what he thinks of when he remembers the production of "Jaws.")

The film written and directed by Darin Beckstead stars the talented New York stage actor Todd Wall as the young Spielberg with a supporting role of Steven's pal George (based on George Lucas) portrayed by Aaron Fiore.

Sponsored by Panavision and Kodak film, Courage & Stupidity was shot in Salt Lake City and is a very
professional looking piece of work, as evidenced through
the crisp photography by Brian Sullivan (who was the 2nd unit cinematographer on Chris Columbus'
"Bicentennial Man.")

Courage & Stupidity had its premiere in New York City at the Queens Film Festival and screened during the International World of Comedy Festival representing the United States opening night. The film has recently been requested by Warner Brothers, DreamWorks, LucasFilm and is an official selection of 2005's Newport Beach Film Festival.

You can watch the trailer or pick up the DVD at official
site by clicking on the links below!

Courage and Stupidity Trailer

Courage and Stupidity Official Site

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