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Jim Ouimet in "Avalanche Sharks"

Jim Ouimet in “Avalanche Sharks”

 

As the film critics said, first it was “Sharknado”, now “Avalanche Sharks”. What’s next? The SyFy Channel decided to make a TV film about mystical sharks released during an avalanche at a ski area. As sharks will, they love to eat humans. That makes it a bad hair day for Spring Break snowboarders.

Part of this kooky, science fiction piece was filmed in Mammoth Lakes. Some locals appeared as extras, and Jim Ouimet of Mammoth Dog Teams filled a memorable role. Like the soothsayer of the show, he warned in several scenes that “There’s nowhere to hide. They’ve tasted human flesh!” Ouimet said the dogs have a part too.

The trailer for “Avalanche Sharks” is out on You Tube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sotQoOngYno.


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