Dear Anthony C. Ferrante and The Asylum,
I got your package and your letter in the mail today. I opened it with a shark’s tooth because it is the only way. I was expecting just Sharknado posters but I found all of these other awesome things that you sent me. I felt just so happy that you’d send such cool Sharknado memorabilia. All this time I didn’t know there were cups and mugs and Sharknado collectibles and now I am just shocked. It is unbelievable. I love them.
Thank you for the blueray DVD. I will be having the posters framed for my wall. I noticed the little hats you drew on the sharks and that made me laugh in a good way. I just loved it.
The Sharknado machine is so cool. It just blew my mind. I thought it was a blender at first, but when I pulled it out, it had these cute little sharks. I will have my very own little sharknado. I will have a lot of fun with this.
I can’t wait to show my friend Gord at his card shop. I am going to package everything back into the box so I can show him, except I will wear the t-shirt.
I love Sharknado! I am looking forward to the sequel.
I really appreciate all the amazing things you and The Asylum sent me.
Thank you so much,
My mom and I have been watching Z Nation, which I noticed is also made by The Asylum, and I thought is was awesome and really funny that they had a Zombienado.
A little background for the reader:
Last summer, H and I went to see Sharknado and H was thrilled by this film. The following day he created his own severed leg prop and did some digital magic to fly a few sharks into the photo (I need to get him to teach me how to do that), and you can read about it and see H’s awesome prop here.
Recently the planets kind of aligned and I had the opportunity to connect with Robbie Rist (who plays the school bus driver in the first film – and also voices Michelangelo in The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles live action movie). I thought H was going to flip right out of his socks – he was so excited!
Anyway, Robbie Rist saw the post from last year and shared it with Anthony Ferrante, the Director of Sharknado and Sharknaro 2: The Second One. And well… it kind of just unfolded that Mr. Ferrante was moved by H’s enthusiasm and he very kindly offered to send H two signed Sharknado posters. As you can see from H’s letter – there was much more that arrived than that.
Here are a few more photos that tell the tale:
Thank you to Anthony Ferrante and The Asylum, and to Robbie Rist and Ryan Budds, who also acted in the first Sharknado for reaching out with such kindness and generosity.
This young man was over the moon…
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Wow!! What awesome gifts! I love this — guess the happiness must be contagious. 🙂
What a thoughtful gesture. H must have been beside himself with excitement! Mind you, his severed leg prop was pretty amazing.