WARNING: Spoilers for the characters, plot and sharks of Jurassic Shark III are below.Jurassic Shark Film Series. It is the second sequel to the 2012 film Jurassic Shark and the third and final piece in the trilogy. Directed, produced, and written by LordStarscream100, the film stars Gabe Sagherian, Ryan Bowman, Russell Parkinson, Dakota Markle, and Jacob Doerr. Set three years after the events of the second film, the divided Shark Hunters are forced to come back into action and make a final stand against the corrupt InGen employees when a grave new danger emerges. It is a semi-reboot to the series.
After the success of Jurassic Shark in 2012, LordStarscream100 confirmed that two sequels were in the works. Originally set for release on June 14, 2014, the film's release date was pushed a year further so that LordStarscream100 would have more time to work on it. Russell Parkinson, Gabe Sagherian, Jacob Doerr and LordStarscream100 are the only people who reprise their roles from the previous installments. Jon, Will and Ben Meunier make their final film roles as they return to cameo as Chase Landon, Jimmy Clark and Dan Bruines, respectively. Ryan Bowman makes his debut as a protagonist named Owen Hawkins, and Dakota Markle makes his debut as a supporting character named Logan Shaw. Other new members of the cast include Ian Aston and Austin Brinser.
The film began airing on YouTube on June 19, 2015, a week after the release of Jurassic World, and received a very positive reaction, gaining the highest rating of all the Jurassic Shark films and also gaining a higher number of views (see reception). Due to various technical setbacks, the film will continue airing on into 2016. Filming began on April 5, 2014, and temporarily stopped on October 19, in which the first half of the film's outdoor scenes were completed. Production moved indoors and stayed that way for several months before moving back outdoors in April of 2015. The rest of the major outdoor scenes were filmed from then on into October, with the last day of filming for the series taking place in February 2016. The film was LordStarscream100's primary project of 2015 alongside Ninjago: Rise of the Great Devourer. The fifth and final part of the film was released on Christmas day 2016.
Simon Williams explains the backstory of the InGen Separatists and how the Shark Hunters fell apart following the Retribution Incident. Chase Landon met with Dan Bruines and Jimmy Clark in an attempt to bring the group together, and after much uncertainty he succeeded. Over the next two years, the InGen employees killed Chase and the rest of the Shark Hunters, such as Zion Jones, who was killed by Rainer Koffman. The InGen employees built up their forces while also constructing the Bombshark - a bomb built into a Mako Shark model. The Bombshark was abandoned in the woods after InGen scientist Keith Douglas betrayed his fellow employees.
In 2015, civilians Owen Hawkins and Logan Shaw stumble upon and battle a Mako and Tiger Shark in the walking trail. Logan destroys both sharks before he and Owen are scared off by Simon, who retrieves the models with help from his second-in-command, Marcus Callum. Owen and Logan seek out Gabe Reynolds and his step-cousin Russell Griffin for help in fighting the sharks. The two oppose this idea, but eventually decide to ally with them. Russell reveals to Owen that his friend Billy Trenton is alive and was abandoned by the employees on Isla Sorna. Owen ventures off to find Billy while Russell, Gabe and Logan hunt down sharks and employees in the surrounding areas. Owen returns with Billy, who he convinces to help fight the sharks and avenge Chase and his fallen allies. Keith Douglas meets Russell and Gabe, and tells them of Simon's plan to destroy Bradford using the Bombshark. While Keith remains at Russell's house, Russell and Logan fight a Lemon Shark and several employees in the cul-de-sac, while Owen and Billy fight multiple employees in Billy's house and Gabe battles and destroys a Bull Shark. After their respective fights, the six of them meet up at Russell's house, where they make a plan to spread out and fight the employees. Gabe goes off into the walking trail alone to find the Bombshark, while Owen and Billy head off to raid the employees' main facility.
Gabe heads through the woods, encountering several employees and a Lemon Shark along the way. Upon making it to a dirt road, he is confronted by Marcus Callum, who threatens Gabe before he escapes. The following day, Owen and Billy raid the facility, killing several employees and stealing various weapons. Gabe is pursued by two employees in the walking trail, killing one of them before fighting and destroying a Lemon and Bull Shark simultaneously. Billy and Owen distribute their weapons at Owen's house, with Billy heading into the woods to find Gabe. Gabe finds the Bombshark shortly before Billy finds him. The Bombshark timer begins counting down, and Billy helps Gabe carry it through the woods. At Russell's house, Owen, Logan and Keith formulate a plan to assassinate Simon and Marcus, which would put Keith in charge of the employees. As Keith distracts Simon, Russell and Logan make an unsuccessful assassination attempt. Russell and Keith escape, but Logan is captured by the employees.
An army of InGen employees heads into the walking trail to retrieve the Bombshark. Billy and Gabe work together to fight and kill many employees, defending the Bombshark while doing so. In the midst of the battle, Owen arrives and helps Billy while Gabe confronts and kills Marcus. The employees retreat while Owen, Billy and Gabe, who believe the weapon is about to detonate, run for their lives before realizing the Bombshark isn't blowing up. The trio goes to a reservoir, where Logan is about to be killed by Rainer. Owen fights a Mako Shark, while Billy rescues Logan and Rainer escapes. Logan and Russell head into the woods while Owen, Billy and Gabe meet with Keith, before heading into the woods as well. The group is confronted by Simon, who condemns Keith and explains how the Bombshark's detonation was put on hold. Billy snipes Simon in the shoulder, allowing Owen and Gabe to escape while Keith goes to find Russell and Logan. Billy, Gabe and Owen continue their fight against the InGen employees. Keith deactivates a Lemon Shark, using it to reprogram the sharks' systems and turn all the sharks against the employees. Russell pursues a group of employees up a hill as they evacuate Simon. Simon is suddenly confronted by Rainer, who executes him and becomes the new leader of the employees. Logan fights several employees and a Bull Shark, as all the sharks begins massacring the employees.
Russell, Gabe, Billy and Logan meet with Owen and Keith, who are inspecting the Bombshark. Keith reveals that the weapon is still active as a group of four rogue employees arrive, intending to join the Shark Hunters. Owen formulates a plan to use the Bombshark against the employees by practicing the "peeling maneuver", where the hunters would continuously move back and fire at the employees before the Bombshark explosion would incinerate them. Rainer and the rest of the corrupt InGen employees converge on their location, as Owen and his allies stand side-by-side and fire. The tactic works as many employees are killed, but Keith and Billy are caught in a grenade blast. Keith is disoriented, while Billy's leg is torn up by shrapnel. Owen tries to save him but Billy has him move on. The hunters continue moving through the woods; as they move up a slope, Logan is shot and killed, shortly before Gabe has the rogue employees retreat. The remaining hunters continue falling back. Russell is wounded in the shoulder while Keith is riddled by bullets and killed. Gabe brings Russell to a hilltop, where they'll be clear of the blast radius. Owen is shot in the chest and narrowly makes it to the top of the hill as the Bombshark detonates. The explosion incinerates Rainer and the corrupt employees, along with the bodies of Billy, Logan and Keith, while Russell, Gabe and Owen survive.
Six months later, Owen meets with Russell and Gabe, who assure him that everything he did was necessary and he saved a great many people from being killed, though at the cost of losing Logan and Billy. Feeling comfort in their words, Owen reclaims his weapons and says goodbye to Russell and Gabe, before walking down the sidewalk, ending the series.
- Gabe Sagherian as Gabe Reynolds, the first, and leader of the three protagonists, who returns from the second film and is Russell's best friend. Russell and him have been focusing on rebuilding their lives after the events of the second film and moving away from the Shark Hunters. However, when signs of new and old threats appear, Gabe questions whether he should act in the situation or not.
- Ryan Bowman as Owen Hawkins, a new character who is also the second protagonist. Owen, along with his friend Logan, involuntarily become involved with the situation and work alongside Russell and Gabe. Determined to strike back against the employees, Owen becomes a larger figure in the group, bringing many of the protagonists together to finish what Chase Landon had started years before.
- Russell Parkinson as Russell Griffin, the third of the three protagonists, who returns from the second film. Russell is Gabe's best friend, and was largely responsible for causing the Retribution Incident in which several sharks wreaked havoc on a neighborhood. Him and Gabe have been focusing on rebuilding their lives after the events of the second film while while moving away from the Shark Hunters, although recent events force them to rethink their decisions.
- Dakota Markle as Logan Shaw, a new, major supporting character. Logan is a friend of Owen Hawkins and works with him in the film. A strong yet compassionate person, Logan's disbelief of what is actually happening often causes him to crack puns in the midst of combat. Yet this doesn't stop him from being a brave warrior in combat, as he is always ready to fight anyone or anything, for himself and for his friends.
- Jacob D as Billy Trenton, a returning character who was believed to have been killed in the previous film. His role in the story is set to be much larger than before, as he will be a major part of the plot. He is the only character from the first film to return in a major role and the only one to appear in a major role in all three films. After being thought dead for three years, Billy finds himself brought back into a world that has seen much change since he last saw it. Even as he stands with new allies against a new threat, Billy is ready for the battle ahead.
- LordStarscream100 as Simon Williams, a returning character from the second film who is the leader of the corrupt InGen employees. He acts as the film's main human antagonist, after having briefly appeared various times throughout the second film. Simon was once an employee at Jurassic World, working with its genetics and military departments before being fired for various reasons. This led him to lead a life of chaos, where he would create killing machines bent on harming innocent civilians.
- Austin Brinser as Keith Douglas, a new character who is a corrupt InGen employee allied with Simon. Keith was a member of the InGen Science Division, providing studies and information on producing and "controlling" the dinosaurs of Jurassic World. He also developed the designs of all the sharks that the Separatists have created, and thus is the actual creator of the sharks instead of Simon. Keith also created a "new weapon" that the employees plan to use on the town of Bradford.
- Ian Aston as Marcus Callum, a new character who is a a corrupt InGen employee allied with Simon. Marcus is trained in combat, and worked as a member of InGen's security personnel during his association with the organization and Jurassic World. Skilled yet also cautious in any situation, Marcus acts as an advisor to Simon and has helped him to make decisions and plan out attacks.
- Ryan Bowman as Rainer Koffman, a German, high-ranking, corrupt InGen employee allied with Simon. He was previously a member of InGen's security personnel, particularly the Asset Containment Unit. Though he initially appears as a minor employee without any major role, as the film progress Rainer's role in the plot becomes increasingly crucial.
Additionally, Jon, Ben, and Will Meunier cameo as Chase Landon, Dan Bruines, and Jimmy Clark, respectively. Nick Stretch appears in a picture as Nate Williams, and Mitchell Patterson appears in another picture as an older version of the character. Zion Figueroa appears briefly as Zion Jones, once a larger character in the film whose role was cut down for various reasons.
Gabe Sagherian plays Connor, a corrupt InGen employee and a former ACU trooper who appears in the first and third parts of the film. Russell Parkinson, Gabe Sagherian, Ryan Bowman, Dakota Markle, Jacob Doerr, Craig Brazzle, Scott Pincus, Michael Robinson, Chris Lombardo, Austin Brinser, Zion Figueroa, Sean Larkin, Mitchell Patterson and Alex Fanelli all make several appearances as unnamed corrupt InGen employees.
- CL BS 79, the only shark to survive the second film. It is the original Bull Shark from the Retribution Incident, designation CL BS 79, and has received extensive modifications.
- IO MS 15, a Mako Shark that was dispatched to the walking trail near Bradford Cul-De-Sac on a scouting mission.
- GC TS 17, a Tiger Shark that was dispatched to the walking trail near Bradford Cul-De-Sac on a scouting mission.
- Many Mako Sharks, the largest sharks in the film, although still not as large as the original Hammerhead Shark. The Mako Sharks in the film are blue, like the Hammerhead. The Mako sharks take the role of a heavy unit, being slow and cumbersome (unlike actual Mako Sharks) but extremely hard to take down.
- Many Tiger Sharks, gray in appearance. The Tiger Sharks are around the same size as the Lemon Sharks. Tiger Sharks act as a main force unit, being inferior to the Bull Shark design but more cost effective.
- Many Bull Sharks, black in appearance. The design of the Bull Sharks are based off of CL BS 79. Advanced operations sharks, built for front-line use but produced in limited numbers due to expenses and lack of parts.
- Many Lemon Sharks, yellow in appearance. Lemon Sharks have thinner armor than the others, but are also the fastest and newest models.
Jurassic Shark III: The Revolution was officially announced on September 22, 2012 by LordStarscream100, shortly after the first film finished airing on YouTube. It was confirmed alongside Jurassic Shark II: The Retribution as being one of two sequels. The film was originally slated for release on June 14, 2014, although on May 9, 2013 the release date was bumped up a year because LordStarscream100 was hoping for more time to work on it, and Jurassic Shark II was having a slow time with filming. Throughout the rest of 2012 and the majority of 2013, little to no information was revealed on the film until December 25, the day after Jurassic Shark II finished airing on YouTube. At the end of the film's credits, it was revealed that the film was set for release on June 19, 2015. After the completion of Jurassic Shark II, Russell and Gabe were both confirmed to reprise their roles from the second film. The original film's cast members, Jon M, Will M, Ben M, Nick S and Jacob D, were not confirmed for the film at this point due to most of them having lost interest in filming the second film. On December 27, 2013, Ben M was confirmed to reprise his role of Dan Bruines. On December 20, 2013, a rough summary for the film was officially completed.
On January 1, 2014, LordStarscream100 confirmed that the film will feature a Mako Shark as one of its various sharks. On January 3, LordStarscream100 confirmed that the Bull Shark from the second film will return, and it will undergo several changes to its design. On January 4, LordStarscream100 confirmed that regardless of Chase Landon's involvement in the film, he will not be one of the main protagonists, having been the main protagonist of the first and second films. On January 6, LordStarscream100 confirmed that Zion J has joined the film's cast, although little details on his character have been released so far. On January 10, LordStarscream100 confirmed that a Tiger Shark and a species of sawfish would be featured in the film. On January 12, it was confirmed that shooting would take place in Bradford Cul-De-Sac, the walking trail, and a neighborhood called Stonegate that was briefly featured in the first two films. It is set to become a larger location in the film. Scriptwriting for the film officially began on January 14. On January 17, it was confirmed that the film will be the first Jurassic Shark film and the first LordStarscream100 film to be shot entirely in HD. The same day, it was confirmed that the film would feature a smalltooth sawfish.
On January 29, a "teaser image" for the film was released, featuring three posters of Chase Landon, Russell Griffin and Gabe Reynolds, who have been dubbed as the "Most Wanted" individuals for a currently unknown reason. On February 3, Jon M and Will M confirmed that they may have interest in returning for the third film as Chase Landon and Jimmy Clark, respectively. On February 11, LordStarscream100 confirmed that the smalltooth sawfish is no longer set to be a shark in the film. The same day, LordStarscream100 confirmed that the film will feature four sharks: a Mako Shark, Tiger Shark, Bull Shark and Lemon Shark. The script for the film was officially completed on February 9.
On February 14, it was confirmed that Cameron N, who appeared in LordStarscream100's short film The EdTech Enterprise, has officially signed on to play an InGen employee named Jackman. On March 5, LordStarscream100 confirmed that the duct tape to be used for the sharks has arrived. LordStarscream100 also confirmed that due to the late spring and the large amount of snow, the start date for filming on March 22/23 was pushed forward to March 29/30. On March 13, LordStarscream100 confirmed that Jon M and Will M would no longer be reprising the roles of Chase Landon and Jimmy Clark, respectively, due to their lack of interest in the project.
Construction of the sharks officially began on March 8, beginning with the modifications to the Bull Shark. On March 28, LordStarscream100 officially confirmed that Jon M, Will M and Nick S will not reprise the roles of Chase Landon, Jimmy Clark and Nate Williams, respectively. On May 4, LordStarscream100 confirmed that the film is a "semi-reboot", due to its extreme changes with the cast, story, and various other things. He further confirmed that the film is not a complete reboot, and the material from the previous films still exists. On June 19, 2014, it was revealed that Jacob D would be returning to film as Billy Trenton. The following day, it was revealed that Ben M would not be returning as Dan Bruines, joining the departure of original cast members Jon M, Will M and Nick S. Jacob is the only person from the first film set to return for the third, and also the only character to appear in all three films.
On October 9, LordStarscream100 revealed that Zion J and Cameron N had dropped out of the film's cast. Zion's departure was due to his absence from what was set to be first two days of filming, which severely diminished his role. Cameron's departure was for various reasons that forced him to leave the project. Zion's character has been cut from the film entirely due to his absences, which were both worked around, while Austin B has been recast in Cameron's role.
The first official trailer for Jurassic Shark III was released on December 22, featuring Gabe, Russell, Ryan, Dakota, Jacob, LordStarscream100, Ian and Austin. The trailer was extremely well-received by the audience, which is a departure from the reactions to the trailers from the first two movies. The first film's trailers gained many views but a generally negative reaction. The second film's trailers gained fewer views but a generallly mixed reaction. The third film's first trailer has gained a positive reaction.
A Super Bowl teaser for the film was released on February 1, 2015. Running at 40 seconds long, it featured many shots from the first trailer, but also featured some new footage as well. On March 9, 2015, it was officially confirmed that after several talks with LordStarscream100, Jon M will be returning to cameo as Chase Landon in the film. Details on his role and the size of it have not been revealed yet, although he is expected to be a minor character in the plot. On March 12, it was confirmed that Ben M would also return to cameo as Dan Bruines, and on March 14, it was confirmed that Will M would also return to cameo as Jimmy Clark. On March 20, the last of the duct tape and several ski masks arrived for the sharks and InGen employees, respectively. On March 23, the second official trailer for the film was released, with the first TV Spot for the film being released on April 14.
On September 8, 2015, LordStarscream100 confirmed that Farzad Hosseini, who composed a short piece of music for the second film two years earlier, will be returning to score more music for Jurassic Shark III. Farzad is set to take a more original turn with the music. He has chosen not to incorporate any of the themes composed by Lászlo Vén or LordStarscream100, and will also compose entirely-orchestral music instead of electronic and techno-sounding music, as he will take a completely different direction from the one he took for the second film. However, Farzad's music from the second film is also reprised in Jurassic Shark III.
Filming officially began on April 5 and later continued on May 5. Much of the early production was postponed by the two Creepy Guy in the Woods sequels, which were filmed in April, May and June. As a result, much of Jurassic Shark III's filming took place over the summer, primarily from August to October. After a two-month hiatus without filming, it started up again on July 17 and July 18 back-to-back with Gabe S and Ian A. On July 30, filming continued on with Ryan B, Dakota M and Jacob D. On August 2, filming took place with Gabe S and Ian A. On August 16, the two-year anniversary of the first film, filming took place with Gabe S, Ryan B and Jacob D. This was the last day of filming for the summer.
On September 6, filming continued on with Gabe, Ryan and Jacob. Filming later continued as planned on September 13, with Russell P, Gabe S, and Ryan B filming, while Zion J not showing up as planned (his lack of appearance greatly diminshed Zion's role). Filming later took place on September 20, with Zion J not showing up once again, which further diminished his role and led to his character's removal from the main plot. Filming continued on October 5 with Russell P, Gabe S, Ryan B and Dakota M. On October 12, filming continued on, with Austin B beginning to film his scenes. The last day of filming was on October 19, where the outdoor filming for the first half of Jurassic Shark III was completed. There are several minor scenes from the first half of the outdoor shoot that need to be completed, all of which were finished by May/June of 2015.
Early 2015 FilmingEdit
Filming for Jurassic Shark III was on pause for several months, as LordStarscream100 went on to work on other projects. Through November and December, he completed Ninjago, while in January he filmed and released An Aspiration to Excel, an entry to the White House Student Film Festival that received an honorable mention. Indoor filming for Jurassic Shark III was set to take place in early-2015. From April and into the summer, filming was planned to move outdoors once more and the later half of the movie would be completed from there. Filming started up again on January 3, 2015, at Ryan B's house (which was initially unplanned). Ryan B, Jacob D and Dakota M were all present for shooting.
With the weather outside still very cold and snow often being on the ground, filming was limited to being indoors for several months. Filming officially continued on February 15, 2015. Gabe S, Ryan B, Dakota M and Austin B were all present for filming. The next day of filming took place on March 15, 2015, having been postponed a week further due to nearly a foot of snowfall in the area. The next day of filming was set to be on either March 21 or 22, but was postponed because LordStarscream100 was sick. Even if he wasn't sick, there were four inches of snowfall in the area, which would have delayed the shoot anyway. Indoor filming for Jurassic Shark III was completed on April 19, with Gabe, Ryan, Russell, Dakotaand Austin all present for filming.
Filming continued on April 26, with Ryan B, Jacob D, Austin B, Chris L, Mitchell P, Sean L and Zion J all present. Gabe S and Russell P weren't able to make the shoot due to scheduling conflicts. It was the first day of outdoor filming for the 2015 production. Filming continued on May 25. The younger cast members, including Jon M, Ben M and Will M were all present for filming. Nick S was unable to attend, and thus his character didn't appear, although he later makes an appearance in a picture. Filming continued on May 31, after being postponed to that date from May 30, with Gabe S, Ryan B, Austin B, Zion J and Jacob D all present. The same five actors were also present for filming on June 14, which was the first day of filming for the summer. LordStarscream100 filmed several scenes of him as Simon on June 17 and June 19, the day of Part 1's release.
Summer 2015 FilmingEdit
The next day of filming was set to be on both June 27 and June 28 back-to-back, but due to impending bad weather on June 27, it was cut down to one day. Ryan B, Gabe S, Russell P, Austin B, Zion J and Jacob D were all present for filming. Filming continued on July 2. LordStarscream100 initially planned to spend two days filming a certain scene, as it will be an extremely physical shoot. However, he then planned to try and get the scene done in one day. Due to the limited amount of people who could come, filming on July 2 was set to be called off, but LordStarscream100 went back to getting the scene done on two days. Ryan B, Zion J, Gabe S, Sean L and Jacob D were all present for filming. Filming later took place on July 9, marking the second half of filming for the scene that was being shot the previous day. Ryan B, Gabe S, Austin B and Zion J were all set to be present for filming. While not as many people showed up as initially planned, the planned scenes were still completed.
The next two days of filming were set to occur on August 1 and 2, as a two day back-to-back shoot. Because only four people showed up on August 1, filming was cancelled for that day and Jumpa X was shot instead. Gabe S, Ryan B, Zion J, Sean L and Chris L were all present for filming on August 2, although because the actors gradually had to leave early, filming was behind and an extra day was added on so that the scene would be completed. Filming continued on August 13, with Gabe S, Sean L and Jacob D all present for filming. Zion J was present for the first two hours of filming, and Dakota M returned to film for the first time since April, four months earlier. Due to the fact that very few people were present, and above that - the fact that Dakota M was present for the first time in a while and Scott P wanted to film more scenes of his character for earlier in the film, the scene they were scheduled to film was postponed for a second time.
Filming continued on August 14, but because only Gabe S and Dakota M showed up, filming was cancelled and the cast shot The Conundrum Dimension instead. The last two days of filming for the summer took place on August 25 and 26 back-to-back. Ryan B, Chris L, Austin B, Dakota M and Jacob D were all present for filming on August 25. On August 26, only Austin B and Zion J were present, with the majority of the cast having either been unable to film or they simply didn't show up at all. Ryan B, however, did show up at around 3:00 and joined filming. Miraculously, the planned scene was completed by the end of that day - ending filming for the summer.
Last Days of FilmingEdit
With production coming to a close, filming continued on in September, although much of Scott's time was spent with filming Ninjago: Rise of the Great Devourer. The next two days of filming were set to be on September 19 and 20, but scheduling conflicts delayed these two days to September 26 and 27. However, scheduling conflicts came up here as well, resulting in another postponing of October 3 and 4. Due to the effects of Hurricane Joaquin, filming became limited to October 4. Gabe Sagherian, Ryan Bowman, Russell Parkinson, Dakota Markle, Austin Brinser, Jacob Doerr, Sean Larkin, Chris Lombardo, Zion Figueroa and Alex Fanelli were all present for filming.
Filming was originally set to continue on October 17 and 18 back-to-back, but scheduling conflicts pushed it to October 24 and 25. These were set to be the last two major days of filming for the Jurassic Shark film series. On the morning of October 25, Scott filmed an alternate version of the film's opening scenes with Simon, as he was displeased by the final product of the video logs and instead chose to make an actual scene out of them instead. All the cast members from the previous day's shoot were set to return for these two days, although on October 24, only a portion of the cast was present, while the entire cast was present for filming on October 25. The last day of filming was set to take place on October 31, although it was cancelled because one of the actors would be absent. Various attempts to film took place throughout the first three weeks of November, with one of the actors involved in the scene stating they wouldn't be able to film again until December. Scott agreed to this, stating that there isn't any problem with the scene taking place in December or even later. Two months later, Scott came to an agreement that the scene would, at long last, be shot at the end of February.
After nearly two years of shooting, the last day of filming for Jurassic Shark III took place on February 27, 2016. Due to the amount of time spent on his other projects, Scott had not focused on finishing the last scene of the film right away, stating that the nature of it will allow them to film it at any time regardless of the weather or season.
Injuries & IncidentsEdit
On July 18, Ian A was injured during a scene that involved him running down a dirt road. While he was running, he tripped and fell, resulting in bruises to his left knee and elbow. Ian was still able to walk, although he left early as a result of the injury.
On July 30, LordStarscream100 accidentally tripped and fell while acting in Jacob D's house (Billy Trenton's in the film). Later, Ryan B tripped on the bushes just outside of the door where LordStarscream100 had tripped, and had incidentally broken a part of one of his guns at the same time. Both LordStarscream100 and Ryan were unharmed, although Ryan was upset that his weapon had been damaged. He later stated that he liked the way it looked after it was broken more than when it was in one piece.
On September 6, filming had to be halted multiple times for various reasons. Early on, scenes were being filmed in a section of woods that was used because it hadn't been filmed before. However, the land was revealed to be private property, and LordStarscream100, Ryan B, and Gabe S, who were filming at the time, had to leave at the request of someone living on the property. Even later, during a fight scene between Ryan B and an InGen employee played by LordStarscream100, Ryan B had to pistol-whip LordStarscream100 in the face. However, he accidently hit his elbow instead, which gave him a bruise that resulted in a temporary pause in filming. Since then, there have been no major injuries or accidents on the set of the film.
On June 14, while filming a gunfight scene in the cul-de-sac with Ryan B, Gabe S, Austin B and Jacob D all dressed as InGen employees, a police car showed up due to the usage of the airsoft guns on the set. LordStarscream100 explained that they were shooting a movie, and that the guns were airsoft guns and not actual ones. As a result of this, filming was delayed for about ten minutes, resulting in the scene having to be finished quickly because it would appear in Part 1 of the film, which was to be released in only five days.
At some point during filming in the fall of 2015, a brief scene was shot where Ryan threw a magazine to Jacob. In the second take, the magazine hit a large tree root right by Jacob and shattered apart. The shot was completed in the third take, in which Ryan was much closer to Jacob when he threw the magazine.
The film's official trailer was released on December 22, 2014, featuring all-new footage with a brief flashback to the second film. A 40-second Super Bowl trailer for the film was released on February 1, 2015. The film's second official trailer was released on March 23, 2015. TV Spots for the film began airing on YouTube on April 14. Originally, they were set to begin airing on April 10, however a large change in LordStarscream100's schedule delayed it as well as the next day of filming.
The first of many new TV Spots for the film was released on May 17. Similarly to what happened to the official trailer for Dr. Troubleshoot, the trailer received a tremendous amount of dislikes, gaining 8 likes and 69 dislikes. The third TV Spot was released on May 20, and the fourth and final one on June 12. LordStarscream100 says that there were set to be many more TV Spots for the film, but ultimately he didn't have the time to make them.
On October 23, Scott confirmed he is very interested in making one last trailer for the film after it is finished airing on YouTube that will advertise the full movie. He says he will only do the trailer if he finishes editing for the film and Rise of the Great Devourer early enough. Due to the editing problems that have arisen with editing both films, primarily Rise of the Great Devourer, it is uncertain as to when the trailer will be made. Scott has stated that he is still interested in making it at some point, even if it is released after the film itself finishes airing.
The official score for the film will be composed by Lászlo Vén. He and Scott have been composing various tracks for the film. Scott sent Lászlo various ideas and themes for the score, some of which are incorporated into it - including a theme that Scott composed himself. The film will primarily feature music composed by Michael Giacchino and John Williams. Giacchino's score for Jurassic World is largely featured throughout the film. Williams' score for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is featured in the later parts of the film, with several cues from the soundtracks for JAWS and JAWS 2, both composed by Williams, and Jurassic Park III, composed by Don Davis with original themes by Williams, also appearing as well.
The film will also feature several pieces by Steve Jablonsky, Hans Zimmer and John Ottman, although their works are expected to be smaller in the project because Scott wants the score to focus more on the works of Giacchino and Williams to create a more "classical feel", similar to the soundtrack of the first film. Scott adds that the soundtrack for the second film seemed to focus heavily on the works of Hans Zimmer from The Dark Knight trilogy, as well as the works of Steve Jablonsky from the Transformers series. Farzad Hosseini's score for Jurassic Shark II: The Retribution also makes various appearances throughout the film, most notably in Part 3. Farzad was expected to compose a new suite for the film as well that would incorporate new and old themes, although due to scheduling issues he was forced to step down from the role.
The film has gained a positive reaction, with a score of 85% based on 58 likes and 10 dislikes, as well as many positive opinions from the viewers. The film has had the largest opening of all the Jurassic Shark films so far, gaining around 150 views within three days of its release. This beats Part 1 of Jurassic Shark, which gained around 15 views within three days of its release, and Part 1 of Jurassic Shark II: The Retribution, which gained around 40 views within three days of its release. The film even managed to beat Part 1 of Ninjago, which gained around 100 views within three days of its release, but on August 3 it was beaten by the first part of Ninjago: Rise of the Great Devourer, which gained over 300 views in under three days of its release.
As of December 2016, Jurassic Shark III is currently the most positively-received installment in the series. The first film gained a very mixed rating of 49/100, while the second film had a significant improvement with 81/100, indicating mixed to positive reactions. The third film's rating of 85/100 solidifes its position as the most positively-received film in the series. Part 1 of the film also set the record for the most likes of a single part of a Jurassic Shark film. Commonly, the parts of the previous two films would gain a couple likes, usually less than four or five, with the potential for dislikes as well, while the first part of Jurassic Shark III gained 13 likes and 2 dislikes.
Also, by June 27, 2015, the first part of the film has gained 400 views within a week of its release. This is ten times as many views that Part 1 of the first film gained within a week of its release, as it reached around 40 views, while the first part of the second film gained around 45 views within a week of its release. Part 1 reached 500 views on June 29, and it passed 1,000 views nearly two weeks later on July 11.
Ever since production of the film began, Scott assured the fact that the film would be the last installment in the series, regardless of any potential concepts for future films or anything. He also promised that the third film will be a "satisfying and fulfilling conclusion" to the story as well, as he chose to construct the series as a trilogy with the third installment being the most complex, rounding up many different characters, plot points, and solidfying the story as it reaches its end.
Scott was later feeling that the series' familiarity isn't as high with the new viewers and subscribers to the channel, as they had gone up over 1,500 subscribers in the time the second film finished airing on YouTube. Scott states, "Jurassic Shark is an important series to us. It was our first live-action project and in a sense it's brought many of us together, and beyond that, it's pushed us to our limits and tested what I am able to do as a filmmaker. The movies broke new ground - especially the third one, as it continues airing on YouTube - and they really helped us to improve our filmmaking abilities, regardless of their quality or what people think of them. This series brought us a long way since it first began, and in the words of Simon Williams, we want to 'give it the ending it deserves'. Hopefully, we'll do just that."
Various YouTubers have requested to Scott that they make a fourth installment, or even a prequel or some form of spin-off to the series. While LordStarscream100 has always been open to hearing their ideas, none of the films have come to fruition, and unfortunately he hopes it will stay that way. Scott also says, "I immensely appreciate not only the fact that people love the series, but that they love it so much they want to direct a film of their own. Despite the support and the enjoyment people have for the series, the story won't last forever. I drew a thick line at the ending of the third film that tells the viewer the story is over. No matter how good someone's idea for a fourth film or another installment is, I have to turn it down regardless of how much I enjoy what they've come up with. We've reached the point where the story can come to an end - not abruptly or on a cliffhanger. It doesn't leave a door open for another installment. Our goal isn't to leave you wanting more once you finish watching this movie. It's to leave you knowing that it brought things to a comforting close."
Scott says that the third film took a lot of work to make, adding that they've spent over a year and a half filming it and nearly two years planning it. He never hopes to work on a project so big again until further into the future, when he has more support and filming isn't spread out as much - two things that made the production of the film extremely difficult at times. Ultimately, Scott says that no matter what the circumstances, he will never make a fourth installment in the Jurassic Shark film series.
- Connor, an InGen employee played by Gabe Sagherian who appears in the first and third parts of the film (the latter in which he is killed by Billy Trenton), was originally set to have a bigger role in the film. However, many of the scenes featuring him, Marcus and Simon were filmed yet cut from the final product.
- Despite having been characters in the second film, Russell and Gabe meet Billy face-to-face for the first time in this film, specifically near the end of part two - an hour and a half into the film.
- This is the first film in the series where the first scene involving a shark battle ends with a shark being destroyed, as Logan destroys the Mako Shark model IO MS 15.
- During the gunfight at Billy's house, CL BS 79, which is the Bull Shark that survived the second film, was set to return and attack him when he and Owen were exiting the house. Ultimately, Scott decided to not film this, as he felt it would shoe-horn the shark into the scene.
- Simon's monologue at the beginning of the film spoils several parts of Jurassic World, including the death of Simon Masrani.
- Keith Douglas is the first villain in the series to turn against his allies, as in Part 1, he kills a group of employees transporting a weapon called the Bombshark. As is confirmed in Part 2, he later begins to assist the Shark Hunters, though Owen Hawkins remain skeptical of his motives.
- The shark from the first film, GW 75, makes an appearance near the beginning of Part 1, still in the same place where it died at the end of the first film. This marks the first appearance of the shark since the first film, which finished airing nearly three years earlier.
- Unlike most of the other deceased characters in the series, several of the Shark Hunters, including Dan Bruines, Nate Williams, Drake Matthews, Zion Jones and Sean Fanelli, are all killed by humans and not by sharks. Dan is captured and shot by Marcus, Nate is shot by his own brother, Simon Williams, Zion is shot by Rainer Koffman, and Drake and Sean are both shot by unidentified InGen employees.
- LordStarscream100 kept certain scenes a secret to leave them as surprises for Part 1, including the retrieval of GW 75 and Gabe going to the cemetery to mourn Chase. Various shots of the InGen employees on the move to retrieve GW 75 were featured throughout the trailers and TV Spots, although GW 75 was never actually shown. Gabe walking in the cemetary was shown in the fourth TV Spot, although why he was there wasn't revealed until Part 1's release.
- As of part three, the film is the longest installment in the series, with a current running time of 157 minutes. This is nearly twice as long as the running time of the first film, which is 86 minutes, and around fifteen minutes longer than the second film, which has a running time of 145 minutes.
- This is the first film in the series to feature the creators of the sharks as major antagonists.
- Scott says that the film will not only have an extreme amount of bloopers, but also a large number of deleted scenes, stating that there are many scenes that he cut from the film for multiple reasons. The bloopers and deleted scenes will be released sometime in early 2016, following the film's completion.
- This is the first full-length LordStarscream100 film to star Gabe Sagherian as the main protagonist. While he was a supporting character in the second film, since then he has only appeared in short films.
- Scott says that despite Simon and Marcus being the film's two "main" human antagonists, he views the InGen employees as a whole as being the film's main antagonists alongside the sharks, believing that Simon and Marcus are essentially the men behind the madness, but their prominence in the situation extends to a certain degree.
- Alex Fanelli, the brother of Sean Fanelli, who made a brief cameo at the end of Jurassic Shark II: The Retribution, plays various InGen employees in the film.
- Alex initially didn't even know that his brother had made a cameo in the film.
- Gabe S has continuously starred as the main protagonist in several of LordStarscream100's films, such as in The Creepy Guy in the Woods trilogy. He also plays title characters in the Bread's Crumbs series and their White House Student Film Festival projects. This is the first time where he plays the main protagonist in a full-length movie.
- Similar to how B.D. Wong is the only character from the original Jurassic Park to return in a major role in Jurassic World, Jacob Doerr is the only character from the original Jurassic Shark to return in a major role (the younger cast does make a brief cameo) in Jurassic Shark III. Ultimately, this is all a coincidence.
- The film marks the first appearance of Jon M, Ben M and Will M in a LordStarscream100 film in a year and a half, which marked the longest acting hiatus for any of his actors up to a certain point.
- Ultimately, Cameron N has not appeared in any films since The EdTech Enterprise in January 2014, which marks a hiatus of over two years. He was set to work on the Graduation Project film, which will be filmed during the summer of 2016, but in February of 2016 he dropped out of the project, leaving his acting hiatus to continue on.
- The Jurassic Park piano theme in the film's Super Bowl TV Spot was played by LordStarscream100.
- When commenting on the film, Nick S said that the film "definitely looks much more different then the first two movies, with a better quality and a more thought-out plot".
- Jacob D's role in the film is set to be his largest one not just in this series, but of any movie LordStarscream100 has made. His roles in the previous two films were fairly small, especially in the second film.
- Ironically, he did not appear in Part 1 of the film, but only in a picture.
- Nearly all of the older actors LordStarscream100 has ever worked with are set to appear in the film, except for Cameron N, who wasn't able to participate, while David M, Eric G, Vishnu R and Ross L are expected to stay inside the Bread's Crumbs range of films.
- On various occassions, Eric was expected to participate in filming, but ultimately failed to do so.
- Ryan B started filming the movie in April 2014, and filmed his next project in late-May 2014 before its release on June 13. By technicality, the film is really Ryan B's acting debut, considering some of the scenes featured in it are the first ones he ever filmed.
- The scene in Part 1 where Ryan shouts "Whoa!" is very similar to a scene in The Search for the Creepy Guy in the Woods where Ryan turned around to see the Creepy Guy standing before him. The scenes were actually filmed within three weeks of each other, and ultimately released over a year apart from each other.
- The film marks the acting debut of Ian Aston, and is the only project he has participated in with LordStarscream100.
- Originally, the film was going to mark the acting debut of Dakota M, but he appeared in Dr. Troubleshoot four weeks before the film started airing.
- The ending of Jurassic Shark II "inadvertantly" set up Gabe's role as the main protagonist in the next film, despite him previously being a supporting character. LordStarscream100 is thankful for the final scene to have depicted him this way, due to Gabe becoming the main protagonist of the third film and Russell, whose role in the second film was larger than Gabe's, stepping down to become one of the supporting protagonists.
- Near the end of February 2015, Jon M expressed his regret over having dropped out of the series after seeing the official trailer and Super Bowl TV Spot for the film. LordStarscream100 has offered him the opportunity to reprise the role of Chase Landon in a cameo, although whether he is able to do so or not is currently undecided. On March 7, he thanked LordStarscream100 for the offer, but declined because he feels he would act as "a fifth wheel". A cameo involving him as Chase Landon is still possible, as his role in the film would inevitably be small. LordStarscream100 encouraged the actor to reprise the role because he felt his presence would make the movie better. Eventually, Jon M, Ben M and Will M were all confirmed to be cameoing in the film.
- LordStarscream100 has greatly decreased the amount of shaky cam in the film, which proved to be a problem before along with jump cuts - which will also be fixed in the film (although there are some instances where cast members film and the shots became shaky).
- He adds that because they've been working on the film for so long, as well as on other short films and projects, he's learned to make the most of the quality of the film.
- This is the longest production out of any of LordStarscream100's films, with filming taking place over a span of around 19 months from April 2014 to December 2015. Technically, it's 22 months if the time for scriptwriting and pre-production are counted, as that started in December 2013.
- The film currently features the smallest protagonist cast in a Jurassic Shark film yet. In the previous films, there were an average of about ten protagonists, while in Jurassic Shark III, there are five. There are, however, several minor protagonists, but they each appear for one scene.
- Russell Griffin and Gabe Reynolds are the only major characters set to return from the second film. Billy and Simon return as well, although Billy's role was minor and Simon's role was scattered throughout the film with his face only being revealed in the after-credits scene.
- Initially, the return of the original cast members, including Ben M, Jon M, Will M and Nick S was left uncertain. It was later confirmed that Jon, Will and Nick did not have any interest in returning for the third film. Nick S has said that he will only reprise the role of Nate Williams if the scenes they film are "cool," having enjoyed shooting several scenes from the second film. After Nick said this, Jon said that he would only reprise the role of Chase Landon if he was in scenes with Nick. Because Scott P did not want to make it an issue, on March 28, it was confirmed that Jon, Will and Nick would not reprise the roles of Chase Landon, Jimmy Clark and Nate Williams, respectively.
- The Bull Shark is the first shark in the series to appear in two films, having survived the second film.
- The film is the first Jurassic Shark film to have its first day of filming postponed, and also the first Jurassic Shark film to begin filming in April instead of March.
- Out of all of LordStarscream100's films, this one currently holds the unfortunate record of being the one with the most accidents and incidents.