Eighteen pianos have been donated so far by generous area residents for the Burien Film Festival, including this circa 1905 Newman Brothers upright “overstrung” grand, which will represent Three Tree Point in an upcoming event: [youtube]https://youtu.be/wsfokYPweN4[/youtube] Film Fest co-founder John White has big plans for these grand old instruments. “These 18 pianos will be located at various Burien small businesses, one to represent each neighborhood,” White said. “Each will get a roof, larger wheels, and will be repaired and tuned.” White adds that donated pianos that cannot be repaired will become “horses” for an upcoming racing contest in the streets of Olde Burien. “Much like what you see in Siena, Italy but instead of trucking in tons of dirt on the streets for a 120-second horse race, we will race by pushing pianos – pushed by teams from each neighborhood.” Each piano will get its own neighborhood crest as well. Here are some videos of the donated pianos getting some TLC from Nathan Jensen, courtesy White: [youtube]https://youtu.be/bUE0DrY_sb8[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/I25cJC50tyw[/youtube] In addition, the Burien Film Festival contest requires that each movie maker feature one Burien neighborhood; for more info go to www.burienfilmfestval.com. [caption id="attachment_97630" align="aligncenter" width="490"]LisaParkPiano Lisa Park donated a piano she has had for 23 years without it ever being played.[/caption] Amanda Cox “We are having fun and meeting so many very nice people!” White added. For more information, email John White at [email protected].]]>