Syfy's 'Sharknado'

How 'Sharknado' Went From AFM Pitch Session to Global Sensation

What began as a throwaway line from a film about a murderous leprechaun ended up in a pitch session during the American Film Market seven years ago — original title: 'Shark Storm' — and would go on to spawn five sequels, a Las Vegas musical and (possibly) an animated series. The creative team behind Syfy's monster hit 'Sharknado' looks back on how a cheesy, low-budget thriller about airborne man-eaters became an unlikely overnight cultural phenomenon.