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 & A session with local filmmakers Scott Schaefer (Director/Producer) and Steve Edmiston (Writer/Producer).
Based on declassified FBI documents, this 30-minute movie – based on declassified FBI documents – tells the incredible, tragic, and forgotten story of Harold Dahl, who on June 21, 1947, alleged a UFO sighting over Puget Sound, Washington. This sparked ‘the summer of the saucers,’ the modern era of UFO obsession, the first appearance of a ‘Man in Black’ as well as a governmental battle over UFO sighting jurisdiction reaching directly to FBI Executive Director J. Edgar Hoover.
The film – which was shot in Burien, Des Moines, Tukwila and off the shores of Maury Island during the summer of 2013 – was awarded the competitive Washington FilmWorks Innovation Lab funding during production. This will be its 10th festival showing.
Shot locally and featuring Seattle-area actors Tony DoupÃ©, Allen Fitzpatrick, John Patrick Lowrie, and David S. Hogan, the film was also produced by area residents John White (Executive Producer), Scott and Laura Beth Peterson, and Danny House.
Saturday, Oct. 18 @ 7:30 p.m.
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Here’s the trailer:
[vimeo width=”500″ height=”400″]http://vimeo.com/76818293[/vimeo]
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