SAVE THE DATE(s): The City of Burien’s new Film Office will be premiering its new monthly Happy Hour on Tuesday, Feb. 2, from 5:30â€“7 p.m. at the Tin Theater, located at 923 SW 152nd Street. This new monthly networking and presentation event will take place on the first Tuesday of each month, beginning with thisÂ premiere event. This is an open and free event, and all filmmakers, film buffs, artists and anyone else who appreciates cinema are invited to meet others, network, learn about local productionsÂ in Burien and much more.
GUEST SPEAKERS NEEDED! Guest Speakers are also being sought for these monthly events, and will have 30+ minutes to show clips, short films, stills, etc. about their work, as well as do Q&A with the audience. If you have something film-related that includes Burien, please email [email protected] (BTB Publisher Scott Schaefer is helping the city manage these events).As we first reported, the city created the new Film Office last April, with its mission of â€œsupporting and promoting Burienâ€™s local film industry by connecting filmmakers with information and raising the profile of film in Burien.â€
The Cityâ€™s Film Office aims to raise the profile of film in Burien and throughout our region by providing resources to filmmakers, actors, designers, and writers alike, such as:Â information on filming locations around town; streamlined permitting if site locations need to use public-right of way, etc.; connections to funding resources available through programs like Washington Stateâ€™s Motion Picture Incentive Program; region-wide promotional opportunities and resources; and connections to existing local talent.Â The Office can serve as a catalyst for filmmakers to reach out to actors and set-designers, for costume-designers to find screen writers, and so on. For more information, visit the Officeâ€™s homepage atÂ www.burienwa.gov/film.Some of the films made in Burien, around Burien, or by Burienites include:
- â€œThe Maury Island Incident,â€ shot at the Tin Room Bar by a local production company during the summer of 2013.
- Â â€œYour Sisterâ€™s Sister,â€ shotÂ at the Countryside Cafe when it was â€œGermaineâ€™s Country Kitchen,â€ and Directed by Lynn Shelton.
- â€œSafety Not Guaranteed,â€ shot at Highline High School and Grocery Outlet on SW 152nd (NOTE: Colin Trevorrow, the Director of this film, has moved onto a new project â€“ with a slightly higher budget â€“ called â€œJurassic Worldâ€!).
- “The Off Hours,” directed by Megan Griffiths.
- “Manic Pixie Dream Wife,“Â created by Highline School graduate M. Elizabeth Eller.
- “Valley of the Sasquatch,” Directed by Burien resident John Portanova and Photographed by Jeremy Berg.
- “The Day My Parents Became Cool,” shot at Highline High School and Directed/Written by Steve Edmiston.
- “Every Beautiful Thing,” recently shot at the Countryside Cafe.