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With the cut of a piece of 35mm film, Burien’s new Film Office fades in to action

With the cut of a piece of 35mm film, Burien’s new Film Office fades in to action

Story by Scott Schaefer Photos by Michael Brunk It all started with this little note I posted on a board at the ‘Economic Development Dialog’ meeting hosted by the City of Burien on Sept.... [Read more]

Fundraiser screening & presentation of ‘The Maury Island Incident’ is June 10

Fundraiser screening & presentation of ‘The Maury Island Incident’ is June 10

A full screening of the locally-produced film “The Maury Island Incident” to benefit the Greater Kent Historical Society will be Wednesday night, June 10 at Kent-Meridian High School. Filmmakers... [Read more]

REMINDER: Launch Party for Burien Film Office is Thursday at Tin Room

REMINDER: Launch Party for Burien Film Office is Thursday at Tin Room

REMINDER: The City of Burien’s new Film Office will be holding a Launch Party from 5 – 7 p.m. this Thursday, May 14 at the Tin Room Bar & Theater. The program will begin around 6 p.m., and... [Read more]

Celebrate local filmmaking at Burien Film Office Launch Party Thursday, May 14

Celebrate local filmmaking at Burien Film Office Launch Party Thursday, May 14

The City of Burien’s new Film Office will be holding a Launch Party from 5 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 14 at the Tin Room Bar & Theater. As we first reported, the city created a new Film Office... [Read more]

Sponsored Post ‘Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me’ FREE film screening at Wesley Homes May 4 & 5

‘Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me’ FREE film screening at Wesley Homes May 4 & 5

Advertiser Wesley Homes Retirement Communities and Home Health Services will be hosting a free screening of the Grammy Award winning and Academy Award nominated film “GLEN CAMPBELL…I’LL BE ME”... [Read more]

Burien resident’s new film ‘Valley of the Sasquatch’ to premiere at SIFF May 24

Burien resident’s new film ‘Valley of the Sasquatch’ to premiere at SIFF May 24

Burien resident John Portanova has Written and Directed a new feature-length horror film – “Valley of the Sasquatch” – which will have its West Coast premiere at the 2015 Seattle International... [Read more]

REMINDER: The 3rd annual Burien UFO Festival will be April Fool’s Day!

REMINDER: The 3rd annual Burien UFO Festival will be April Fool’s Day!

REMINDER: Have you got your costume ready yet? The 3rd annual Burien UFO Festival (‘BUFO’) will be a week from tonight – Wednesday, April 1 (April Fool’s Day) – starting at 6 p.m.... [Read more]

Seattle P-I: Investigation of Maury Island UFO ‘Incident’ haunted by coincidence

Seattle P-I: Investigation of Maury Island UFO ‘Incident’ haunted by coincidence

The Seattle P-I on Sunday posted a very interesting story about the local film “The Maury Island Incident,” in which journalist Jake Ellison dives deep into a ‘rabbit hole’ about... [Read more]

Burien UFO Festival to feature original short movies as part of new Film Festival

Burien UFO Festival to feature original short movies as part of new Film Festival

This year, the Burien UFO Festival (‘BUFO’) – set for Wednesday, April 1 – will introduce the first-ever Burien Film Festival, featuring locally-made short, sci-fi themed films vying... [Read more]

Meet Artist/Developer Dan Spalding, the new owner of the Des Moines Theater

Meet Artist/Developer Dan Spalding, the new owner of the Des Moines Theater

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: On Monday it was announced that Dan Spalding of Spokane will be the new owner of the Des Moines Theater, which has sat vacant for years at 22325 Marine View Drive. Spalding... [Read more]

Kennedy Catholic Lady Lancers showing ‘Finding Kind’ film Tuesday, March 24

Kennedy Catholic Lady Lancers showing ‘Finding Kind’ film Tuesday, March 24

The Kennedy Catholic Lady Lancers will be showing the movie “Finding Kind” – a powerful documentary about girl bullying – on Tuesday, March 24 at 7 p.m. on campus. All 5th – 12th grade girls... [Read more]

REMINDER: ‘Maury Island Incident’ benefit for Des Moines Historical Society is Feb. 11

REMINDER: ‘Maury Island Incident’ benefit for Des Moines Historical Society is Feb. 11

REMINDER: A full screening of the locally-produced film “The Maury Island Incident” to benefit the Des Moines Historical Society will be next Wednesday night, Feb. 11, at Mt. Rainier High... [Read more]

Burien UFO movie contest entrants to get free lunch this Saturday at Tin Room

Burien UFO movie contest entrants to get free lunch this Saturday at Tin Room

John White, Founder of the Burien UFO Festival, is offering all entrants registered for the fest’s upcoming Movie Contest a FREE lunch this Saturday at the Tin Room. “The purpose of the free... [Read more]

‘Maury Island Incident’ benefit for Des Moines Historical Society will be Feb. 11

‘Maury Island Incident’ benefit for Des Moines Historical Society will be Feb. 11

A full screening of the locally-produced film “The Maury Island Incident” to benefit the Des Moines Historical Society will be Wednesday night, Feb. 11 at Mt. Rainier High School. Filmmakers... [Read more]

Burien UFO Festival announces new Movie Competition with $2500 prize!

Burien UFO Festival announces new Movie Competition with $2500 prize!

Organizers of the 3rd annual Burien UFO Festival (aka BUFO) – held every year on April 1st – announced that this year they’re adding a Movie Competition to the mix, with a $2500 Award! “Do... [Read more]

Critically-acclaimed documentary on sex trafficking will play Saturday, Jan. 17

Critically-acclaimed documentary on sex trafficking will play Saturday, Jan. 17

“Rape For Profit” – a critically-acclaimed documentary that exposes the reality of sex trafficking in the Seattle area – will be shown in Burien on Saturday, Jan. 17 at 5:30 p.m. at the Transform... [Read more]

Local UFO film to screen at International Family Film Festival in Hollywood

Local UFO film to screen at International Family Film Festival in Hollywood

The locally-made short film ‘The Maury Island Incident‘ will next screen at the International Family Film Festival in Hollywood on Friday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. The movie recently won “Audience... [Read more]

See local UFO film ‘The Maury Island Incident’ at Gig Harbor Film Fest Sat.

See local UFO film ‘The Maury Island Incident’ at Gig Harbor Film Fest Sat.

The locally-made short film ‘The Maury Island Incident‘ will screen this coming Saturday night, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Gig Harbor Film Festival. The screening will be followed by a Q... [Read more]

Locally-made alien & UFO films will screen at upcoming film fests

Locally-made alien & UFO films will screen at upcoming film fests

Two films made by Burien filmmakers will be screening at upcoming film festivals in Tacoma and Gig Harbor. The alien abduction thriller feature “The Device,” Directed by Burien resident Jeremy Berg,... [Read more]

‘The Maury Island Incident’ UFO film premieres as series on IndieFlix today

‘The Maury Island Incident’ UFO film premieres as series on IndieFlix today

EDITOR’S NOTE: “The Maury Island Incident” is a short film that was shot and produced locally during the summer of 2013 (including The Tin Room Bar), and released in May, 2014. It was... [Read more]

Two local filmmakers wrap production on new Sasquatch horror film

Two local filmmakers wrap production on new Sasquatch horror film

Two local filmmakers – John Portanova (Writer/Director) and Jeremy Berg (Director of Photography) – have just finished shooting a new feature horror film called “Valley of the Sasquatch.” These... [Read more]

Burien couple part of Seattle 48 Hours Film Screening Wednesday evening

Burien couple part of Seattle 48 Hours Film Screening Wednesday evening

Christine Kennedy and Christopher Stephan, both Burien residents, worked as part of team who entered the 48 Hour Film Project (48HFP), a competition where teams have only 48 hours to complete a film from... [Read more]

Local UFO film ‘The Maury Island Incident’ to be IndieFlix’ ‘original series’

Local UFO film ‘The Maury Island Incident’ to be IndieFlix’ ‘original series’

“The Maury Island Incident” – a short film that was shot locally in the Burien area last summer – has been turned into a 6-part original series and will premiere on Seattle-based IndieFlix,... [Read more]

REMINDER: Benefit screening of UFO film for Discover Burien is this Friday

REMINDER: Benefit screening of UFO film for Discover Burien is this Friday

REMINDER: A benefit screening of the locally-produced UFO film “The Maury Island Incident” for Discover Burien will be in one week – Friday night, Aug. 1 – at the Tin Theater, with the... [Read more]

Filmmaker Megan Griffiths will be at Tin Theater for ‘Lucky Them’ Friday

Filmmaker Megan Griffiths will be at Tin Theater for ‘Lucky Them’ Friday

Seattle Filmmaker Megan Griffiths, who Directed “Lucky Them,” will be in attendance this Friday, July 25 at the Tin Theater for the film’s Burien showing. Griffiths will introduce the... [Read more]

REMINDER: Benefit screening of local UFO film for Discover Burien is Aug. 1

REMINDER: Benefit screening of local UFO film for Discover Burien is Aug. 1

REMINDER: A benefit screening of the locally-produced UFO film “The Maury Island Incident” for Discover Burien will be in two weeks – Friday night, Aug. 1 – at the Tin Theater, starting... [Read more]

The B-Town film boom continues as new Web Series starts shooting in Burien

The B-Town film boom continues as new Web Series starts shooting in Burien

The B-Town film boom continues, as a new webseries called “Manic Pixie Dream Wife” has begun shooting in Burien. http://www.vimeo.com/97180958 Series Creator M. Elizabeth Eller is a proud... [Read more]

Another film comes to Burien – ‘Every Beautiful Thing’ shooting this week

Another film comes to Burien – ‘Every Beautiful Thing’ shooting this week

// Post by Athena Hitson. ^ CLICK “PLAY” BUTTON TO VIEW VIDEO FROM FIRST DAY OF SHOOTING ^ Actress Lauren Weedman poses in front of the Burien Eagles sign. Click image to see full version. Burien... [Read more]