A FILM BY: Anthony C. Ferrante
WRITTEN BY: Thunder Levin
STARRING: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, John Heard

When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, nature's deadliest killer rules sea, land, and air as thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace.

This screening features a discussion with SHARKNADO writer Thunder Levin & Field Museum expert Kevin Feldheim

CH Vodka will present tastings, including a delicious hurricane cocktail in The Music Box Theatre Lounge!

Thunder Levin is a feature film and television director and writer. He was born and raised in New York City and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Film from NYU before moving to Los Angeles to take over Hollywood at age 23. He has written and directed three films: “Mutant Vampire Zombies From The ‘Hood!”, an independent horror/comedy starring C. Thomas Howell; “American Warships” a military action film starring Mario Van Peebles & Carl Weathers which premiered on the Syfy Channel in May 2012; and“AE Apocalypse Earth”, a science fiction film starring Adrian Paul & Richard Grieco released in May 2013. Additionally, he wrote the screenplays for the street racing action film “200 MPH”, and the pop culture phenomenon “Sharknado” series of TV movies for the Syfy Channel. He lives in Santa Monica, CA and is developing several TV series, feature film projects, and a comic book series. He is a lifelong sailor and car enthusiast who’s recently taken up motorcycle riding and is at work on his first novel. Thunder is his real name. Please don’t ask why. 

Kevin Feldheim is the A. Watson III Manager of the Pritzker Laboratory for Molecular Systematics and Evolution. His research focuses on inferring the mating system and population biology of sharks using genetic markers called microsatellites, although he is broadly interested in many organisms. Microsatellites are short, tandem repeats in DNA that are extremely useful in identifying individuals. In fact, these are the same types of genetic markers that are used in court cases and paternity tests. The Field Museum use these markers in their DNA lab to answer similar questions in other animals, plants, and fungi.

Technical Information

Production Year: 2013
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 86 mins
Format: DCP