The Shark Riddle

The Shark Riddle

Winner of Best Children's Program of the Year at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival AND the International Wildlife Film Festival!! The Shark Riddle, the second episode in The Riddle Solvers series, is a half-hour shark film for the whole family - featuring HD footage of over 20 shark species. The movie was crafted as a co-production between Sisbro Studios, LLC and the Save Our Seas Foundation.

Reasons to watch this movie: Sharks (need we say more?). Tiny things. A shark lullaby. A magic journal of shark teeth. Blubber lovers. Approved by 9 out of 10 shark dentists. Singing sea lions. Shark camp. Shenanigans. A misinformed seagull. A whale shark opera. More fun than a movie without sharks.

Download The Shark Packet AND the Shark Activity Poster for FREE!

The Shark Packet of Educational and Fun Activity IdeasGreat White Shark and reasons to watch The Shark RiddleClick on the image to the left to download a pdf of The Shark Packet of family-fun and educational activities based on The Shark Riddle. You'll find templates for shark hats, shark bookmarks, shark cupcake toppers and a shark tooth banner. You'll find shark tooth scientific inquiry and food chain exploration ideas. Learn about the shapes of shark teeth and find cool shark science examples. How much can a whale shark eat in a day? Find out! Do shark math, play a shark feeding frenzy game, play a basking shark game and play shark bingo. For educators, there are links to curriculum standards. For families, you have many ingredients for a shark birthday party or shark play date!

Click on the image to the right to download a full color, four page activity poster. Including a fold-your-own fortune teller that looks like a shark mouth!

The Riddle Solvers - EP - Sisbro Studios  Though the movie isn't quite for sale yet, you CAN buy music on itunes! Want The Great White Shark Song or The Shark Lullaby? Click here for The Riddle Solvers album under Sisbro Studios. This is your chance to sing along with sea lions!

Make a Shark Attack E-Card

  Put your face in this great white shark e-card Put your face in this basking shark e-card

Here is your chance to look like you are diving with a shark! Click here to visit our shark e-card page, and insert your own face into a diver's mask . . . and you will impress your friends. Choose from three shark cards: great white, hammerhead or basking shark.


Shark Days

People look at inflatable basking shark  Kids showcase their shark hats

Laura and Robert Sams are traveling to aquariums and museums around the country, from a generous grant by the Save Our Seas Foundation, to share "Shark Days" with families! They are bringing their movie, their live presentation, their sparkling personalities, their expressive eyebrows, their "animal" voices . . . and also shark posters, temporary shark tattoos, shark activities and a 23 foot (custom designed) inflatable basking shark!!! Follow their journey by checking their blog, including entries for: Waimea Ocean Film Festival and Hatfield Marine Science Center.


 What is the movie about?

Magic Shark Journal with Great White Shark Tooth on Page  Whale Shark Feeds on Plankton from The Shark Riddle

Laura and Robert, a.k.a. “The Riddle Solvers,” are two siblings who run a riddle-solving stand, where they solve riddles for 5 cents a piece. After finding a mysterious riddle hidden within the pages of an ancient journal, they begin a quest – to find the tooth of the greatest living fish, a giant shark. With every shark tooth they find, a story is revealed within the magical pages of the journal, bringing them ever closer to the riddle’s answer. 

Laura and Robert Sams as The Riddle Solvers Hammerhead Sharks in The Shark Riddle Epaulette Shark in The Shark Riddle

Meet a colony of raucous sea lions who sing a tribute to their old nemesis, the great white shark. Meet a remora fish who hosts the ever popular gameshow “Are You A Shark?” in which contestants find out if they have what it takes to be a shark. Hear an opera-singing whale shark sing an ode to sharks everywhere. And meet a grizzled, old sea captain who unknowingly holds a tiny key to The Riddle Solvers’ success.

What is the answer to the riddle? What is the largest shark in the ocean? And what does the tooth of the world’s largest fish look like? To answer these questions, the Riddle Solvers learn that there’s more to sharks than meets the eye. This charming and hilarious masterpiece has received “two fins up” from sharks everywhere.

Robert Sams in shark-themed bed, dreaming on the beach Tiger Shark from The Shark Riddle Harbor Seal in The Shark Riddle

The Shark Riddle features HD footage of about 25 shark species, including the angel shark, basking shark, blacktip reef shark, blue shark, bull shark, caribbean reef shark, epaulette shark, great white shark, horn shark, lemon shark, nurse shark, oceanic whitetip shark, pajama shark, raggedtooth shark, scalloped hammerhead shark, seven-gill shark, shy shark, silky shark, silvertip shark, tiger shark, whale shark and wobbegong shark

Whale Shark on the Beach with Children in The Shark Riddle  Basking Shark Swims in The Shark Riddle

The Shark Riddle Screenings Include:

  • Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, Jackson, Wyoming - WINNER OF BEST CHILDREN'S PROGRAM
  • International Wildlife Film Festival, Missoula, MT - WINNER OF BEST CHILDREN'S PROGRAM
  • Waimea Ocean Film Festival, Waimea, Hawaii - WINNER OF BEST CREATIVE WORK
  • International Family Film Festival, Hollywood, California - WINNER BEST EDUCATIONAL SHORT
  • Wild and Scenic Film Festival, Nevada City, California
  • Woods Hole Film Festival, Woods Hole, Massachusetts
  • World Community Film Festival, Canada
  • CMS Vatavaran Film Festival, India
  • Mountainfilm in Telluride, Colorado
  • EcoFocus Film Festival, Athens, Georgia
  • Colorado Environmental Film Festival, Golden, Colorado
  • Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Alpena, Michigan
  • Hatfield Marine Science Center, Newport, Oregon
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, California
  • Aquarium of the Bay, San Francisco, California
  • Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, Oregon