BROKEN HOPE guitarist and award winning author, JEREMY WAGNER has always been a horror-kid. His passion for horror novels and horror movies is well-known—as is his passion for horror movie memorabilia. Earning himself a reputation as a serious collector, Wagner has curated an impressive collection spanning decades of horror cinema including one of a kind posters, screen-used artifacts and more from legendary films. His top 2 favorite horror movies are John Carpenter’s “The Thing” and Steven Spielberg’s “JAWS.” Wagner has both a dedicated “Thing museum” and a “JAWS museum” in his Chicago home. However, it’s in the realm of his Jaws museum where Wagner has kicked his love for the classic film up to an epic level. The world’s largest and greatest JAWS fan pages, THE DAILY JAWS has connected with Wagner to unveil his latest collectible – a life size sculpture of Quint in the infamous “Town Hall meeting” scene of JAWS created by legendary Hollywood sculptor, FX and makeup artist Nick Marra.
To celebrate the unveiling of this one of a kind work of art, Jeremy Wagner is joined by Nick Marra, Charlie Benante of ANTHRAX, and THE DAILY JAWS for a special summit event to discuss the importance of JAWS in the world of horror, film and heavy metal. On why the participation of Nick Marra, Charlie Benante, and THE DAILY JAWS were essential to the Quint unveiling, Wagner explains, “Nick Marra had to be here since he made this Quint for me. I needed Nick to celebrate this epic sculpture. Nick is an amazing artist—in fact, ‘amazing’ isn’t even a sufficient enough description to sum up Nick’s talent. He went above and beyond for me and I can’t thank him enough. Charlie is one of my dearest friends and one of the biggest JAWS fans I know. We bonded over JAWS. In fact, Char has one of the yellow barrels from JAWS and I foster it in my JAWS museum. So, when I planned to do this Quint unveiling with Nick Marra, I absolutely HAD to have Charlie be a part of this amazing event. I also felt this event would not be complete without The Daily Jaws joining in. Ross Williams—founder of THE DAILY JAWS—created the world’s biggest and greatest Jaws fan pages. Over the last several years, TDJ has amassed a titanic following and it’s all about the love of Jaws and celebrating one of the greatest movies EVER MADE! So, I wanted to give TDJ the exclusive on this—for all of the JAWS fans, for all of the followers of TDJ…Ross said, ‘yes,’ and here we are. How freaking awesome is this???!!!”
Streaming right now via THE DAILY JAWS, watch the exclusive video below to see this incredible work of art and learn the entire story of how Jeremy Wagner had this Quint made by Nick Marra, why Jeremy, Nick and ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante all worship JAWS, and much more!
WATCH THE EXCLUSIVE JAWS UNVEILING & JAWS SUMMIT HERE: http://thedailyjaws.com/blog/rock-star-jeremy-wagner-unveils-ultimate-quint-sculpture-at-most-metal-jaws-summit
(L-R): JEREMY WAGNER, CHARLIE BENANTE (ANTHRAX), and NICK MARRA about to go see JAWS in IMAX.
*Photographer: Justin Mohlman
ABOUT JEREMY WAGNER:
Jeremy Wagner spends most of his time writing books/stories during the day and squeezing in music days to rehearse or write new music for his band, Broken Hope, or for his own solo material. Jeremy is also President of the publishing company, Stygian Sky Media, and the film company, Aphotic Media. Jeremy lives between Chicago and Miami Beach—where he flees to every winter. No matter where he roams, Jeremy is always writing. Jeremy’s passions include books, movie/films, food, wine, art, animal rescue, travel, guitars, collecting horror memorabilia, paleontology, great white sharks, history, WWII history (specific to the Eastern Front and Holocaust), constantly donating to worthy causes, and jet-skiing whenever possible. Jeremy lives with his wife Kym and their 2 dogs. He has 2 step-kids.
ABOUT CHARLIE BENANTE:
Charlie Benante is an American musician best known as the drummer for thrash metal band Anthrax, as well as crossover thrash band Stormtroopers of Death. Alongside rhythm guitarist and band leader Scott Ian, Benante has composed the majority of the music throughout Anthrax’s discography. Anthrax has released 11 studio albums, several other albums, and 26 singles, including collaborating on a single with American hip hop group Public Enemy. According to Nielsen SoundScan, Anthrax has sold 2.5 million records in the United States from 1991 to 2004, with worldwide sales of 10 million. Four of the band’s studio albums have also achieved gold certifications by the RIAA, including their third full-length record Among the Living (1987), which cemented Anthrax’s reputation as one of the most successful thrash metal bands.
ABOUT NICK MARRA:
Nick Marra’s career spans over 25 years in the movie makeup effects industry. His work has been seen in numerous films, television shows and commercials. Some of the more notable films he has been a part of are: Jurassic Park, Terminator 3, Chronicles of Narnia, Ali, and Lake Placid. Nick was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, and is the youngest of 4 siblings to an Italian father and Cuban mother. He discovered early on his love of movies and his artistic ability. At the tender age of 8 he began putting spines on his plastic dinosaur toys to recreate one of his childhood favorites, “Godzilla”. By his early teens he was determined to pursue his dream of being a professional makeup FX artist. He moved to California in his mid-twenties and hasn’t regretted a thing. A veteran of over 150 movies, Nick’s personal works are in the collection of some of Hollywood’s brightest lights: Sir Anthony Hopkins, Jim Cameron, Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, and Greg Nicotero, among many others.
ABOUT THE DAILY JAWS:
Our Mission: To celebrate the phenomenon, history, legacy and craft of Jaws and shark cinema, by keeping fans updated with the latest news, reviews and events. By working closely with leading experts and building on the conservation work of the likes of Jaws author, Peter Benchley, we educate people about sharks and the threats facing them. That’s the true legacy of Jaws, and the people it continues to inspire in the ocean, and behind the camera. Learn how you can support The Daily Jaws here: Support The Daily Jaws.