On The Scene: ‘The Shark Is Broken’ to begin performances; Film One Fest returning to Atlantic Highlands

News 12 entertainment reporter John Bathke is On The Scene with a Broadway play inspired by "Jaws,” and a free festival for movie buffs in New Jersey.

News 12 Staff

Jul 13, 2023, 2:10 PM

Updated 275 days ago


The movie "Jaws" is a classic, but the behind-the-scenes story of its feuding cast is also one Hollywood legend. Now, a Broadway play based on the tensions between the film's three main actors is coming to the stage.
"The Shark Is Broken, a comedy set on a boat where shooting delays, rivalries, and egos clash, will begin performances. The cast, Alex Brightman, Colin Donnell and Ian Shaw star, is in rehearsals now ahead of previews beginning July 25.
Shaw is the son of the late actor Robert Shaw who played Quint the shark hunter in "Jaws.” He will play his own father in "The Shark Is Broken.” Shaw also co-wrote the play.
“We lose somebody, but your relationship still keeps going if you love them. And I feel quite peaceful about it in a way because I feel like I know him better,” Shaw said.
"The Shark Is Broken" was previously performed in London. It's a limited engagement scheduled through Nov. 19.
Film One Fest, the film festival where all the movies are under two minutes in length, will return to Atlantic Highlands on July 22.
Movies are submitted from all over the world and shown on a big screen - drama, comedy, sci-fi, documentary. All movies are family friendly, and the festival is free.
The annual event will be held at the Marina Area and is put together by the nonprofit Atlantic Highlands Arts Council.
“FilmOneFest is all super short films. And when it started 15 years ago, that was a very unique concept. And then what ended up happening is that the art form of telling stories through technology has caught up with our film festival,” said Corinna Thuss of FilmOneFest.
Bring a chair or a blanket. The screening lasts for about an hour and a half with 65 movies in all.

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