'Making Of' Documentaries By Jamie Benning

Inside Jaws, A Filmumentary is Now Online

After completing Raiding the Lost Ark in 2012, I immediately embarked on a new project, tentatively called Jaws Bites Back. After 16 months of trawling, reading, spooling, skyping, chatting, interviewing, editing and refining, I am pleased to release Inside Jaws, A Filmumentary (2013). As with my other filmumentaries this is a completely unofficial and non profit making project made with a genuine affection for the film. Please share the link with your friends but under no circumstances should you buy or sell this on DVD or Blu Ray.

Inside Jaws


I would like to extend my thanks to all of the lovely, kind people that helped me on this voyage. In particular Jim Beller (of , a Jaws expert, no, THE Jaws expert was always on call to answer my questions and give suggestions. The Jaws community as a whole really have helped motivate me to keep this project swimming forward and to make a good job of it. You’re a great bunch of people!

For this project I unearthed some unheard interviews with cast members and I conducted some interviews myself. So even you big Jaws fans should find plenty of new things to enjoy!

You can find the final video here.

Below are two of the poster designs. Pete Starling of put me inside Jaws (Left) and a wonderful pencil “sketch” by Martin Schlierkamp (right). Martin’s final, coloured version should be available in a couple of days.

Peter Starling's Inside Jaws Poster 994272_676447362381795_1608145680_n



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18 Responses

  1. Watch Inside Jaws: an Exhaustive Filmumentary on the Making of Jaws says

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  3. piesteros says

    Amazing Work – My Dad took me to see Jaws in 1975 and I’ve been watching it ever since. I thought I knew Jaws but this new perspective has made me love it even more. The behind the scenes footage, the detail of how it was made alongside the fantastic stories from cast and crew are astonishing and prove what a monumental effort was made by all.

    Long may you continue with these brilliant docs, I cannot wait to see what your next project is.

    • filmumentaries says

      Thanks so much. Great that original fans of the film are still enjoying it. Thanks also for your support.

  4. CRobson says

    Brilliant….really enjoyed the whole thing esp loved the new animations and nominations bit after the credits. Well done flawless as normal. Last thing on your mind after the time it took for you to put this together but can’t wait to see which classic you look to next.

    • filmumentaries says

      Thanks! Watch this space!

  5. evan says

    Can’t get video to work on any browser or site.

    • filmumentaries says

      You’re the only one! ;) Maybe update your browser or log in to vimeo and download it. Good luck.

  6. Joe Fortunato says

    Terrific work Jamie! I just watched it today and was greatly impressed. Not only am I a life long Jaws fan, but I also teach the film, and frankly, you had things in “Inside Jaws” that I did not know! Great work, thanks!

    • filmumentaries says

      That’s great. Thanks for taking the time to send me your feedback. I really appreciate it.

  7. Andy Lyth says

    Wonderful work as always. A huge fan of Jaws, I thought I knew it all, but far from it! The new interviews add a personal insight into the making of this amazing film. I will be recommending this on our podcast this week :)

    • filmumentaries says

      Thanks so much! Please send me a link to the podcast!

  8. Arthur says

    Excellent stuff again! I’ve seen it this afternoon, with a great great pleasure! Congratulations! Now it’s time for some rest, ok? :) Bravo

    • filmumentaries says

      Thanks Arthur.

  9. Gerry says

    Congrats, Jamie!!

    Will watch it asap!!


    Gerry / Germany

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  10. Bonedwarf says

    Very excited for this as you know if you recognize my Twitter name! Love that poster of you being eaten. HAHA!:) Downloading now!

    • filmumentaries says

      Thanks. I hope you like it!

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