Olde Burien was abuzz Monday night (April 1) as SW 152nd was overtaken by a “crashed” UFO, a Flash Mob and hundreds of people celebrating the upcoming local filming of “The Maury Island Incident,” as well as what could become an annual April Fool’s event.
The event was produced by Renatta Emerson Events, the UFO was designed and built by John White (the film’s Executive Producer) and his crew, and fun was had by all – aliens, Men in Black, Women in Black, and even some Dogs in Black!
KOMO News was also on hand, and they produced this video showing the block party, which was a huge, fun success:
And here’s a video of one of the Flash Mobs doing “Thriller,” as shot by Michael Brunk:
NOTE: We’ll be doing a separate post with photos from the event, so check back…
Thanks KOMO News for doing such a great segment on our film and April Fool’s Day ‘UFO Crash’ event (read about that here):
“The Maury Island Incident” will be a short film based on a long-forgotten UFO encounter that happened off Maury Island, WA on June 21, 1947.
This often-overlooked incident happened just two days before Ken Arnold’s Mount Rainier sighting, which spawned the phrase ‘flying saucers,’ and 16 days before the infamous Roswell crash.
It also included what is considered by many experts to be the first “Men in Black” encounter as well.
We are basing our script on FBI investigative documents that were declassified in 1997 – 50 years after the incident.
This film will be produced and shot locally in the Burien, Des Moines, Maury Island and Tacoma area starting in June, 2013…and YOU can help – simply donate online by clicking the button below:
…or…let us know how you can help, or join our Insider email list – just fill out the form in the right sidebar (we promise not to share your info with any Men in Black…).
Some of the areas we’re seeking help in include:
- A Bookkeeper/Accountant.
- An older, 1930s/40s-era boat that can double as the North Queen, the log-scavenging boat used by Protagonist Harold Dahl.
- A team of marketing “Fans” to help pass out postcards, posters and other promotional items.
- Social Marketing whizzes who can help us get more “Likes” on Facebook and Followers on Twitter (and other websites).
- Costume Designer/Prop Person with access to 1940s-era clothing/props for:
- A “Man in Black.”
- A blue collar log scavenger.
- Men’s Masonic rings (2 matching ones).
If you can help, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know!