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See us at the Burien UFO Festival on Thursday, April 5!

We will be screening our award-winning short film at the Burien UFO Festival (BUFO) on Thursday, April 5, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Tin Theater in Olde Burien!

Filmmakers will be on hand for a Q&A after the film.

BUFO is a fun, out-of-this-world block party style festival celebrating UFOs, aliens, experiences and more, and for 2018 it’ll also feature speaker presentations, starting at 4:30 p.m.:

The cost is $10 per speaker, or $25 for an all-access pass to all four:

  • 4:30 p.m. – Vince Ynzunza – UFO POP: The Northwest’s Influence on UFO Popular Culture
  • 5:30 p.m. – The Maury Island Incident film screening – The Truth Revealed, with Scott Schaefer & Steve Edmiston
  • 6:45 p.m. – UFOiTeam – “Tell Us Your Story”
  • 8:30 p.m. – Burien Film Festival presents Best of UFO Films 2018

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

BUFO invites all UFO enthusiasts, skeptics and aliens to join in this fun, local celebration of all things otherworldly, inspired by The Maury Island Incident UFO event which predates Roswell by 10 days.

Here’s the lineup:

Food Trucks:

For more info:

Sponsored by John White and Shelli Park, in partnership with The Tin Room, B-Town Blog, Burien Arts Association, and B-Town DOG.




Next Presentation/Screening will be Friday, Feb. 2 in Yelm

The next presentation/screening of the award-winning “The Maury Island Incident” will be Friday, Feb. 2, starting at 7 p.m. at the Triad Theater in Yelm, WA.

More info here: http://www.yelmonline.com/life/article_b68cd958-0217-11e8-b07d-0fac42639ccf.html




History, Beer, Flying Saucers & ‘Maury Island Incident’ film event on Thursday, Oct. 26

The Washington State History Museum in Tacoma will be celebrating the 70th Anniversary of two of history’s most notable UFO sightings with a 21+ evening of beer tastings and all things flying saucers on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 7 – 10 p.m.

The two cases being celebrated include the Kenneth Arnold UFO sighting and the Maury Island incident, which both took place in Washington in 1947. These two events gave rise to the terms “flying saucer” and “men in black” and kicked off a craze of sightings that year, which included the Roswell incident and many others.

The evening event includes beer tastings with Three Magnets Brewing Co., a presentation on and showing of the film The Maury Island Incident with the filmmakers, UFO-related crafting with the The Museum of Flight, open exhibit galleries, and more.

Here’s a trailer for the local, award-winning film ‘The Maury Island Incident’:

Admission is $15 in advance or $20 at the door, and includes a cool, commemorative pint glass and two drink tickets – buy tickets here:

https://webformsrig02bo3.blackbaudhosting.com/49882/UFO-Night

More info here:

It’ll be a night you won’t soon forget, regardless of what the men in black try to tell you…

The Washington State History Museum is located at 1911 Pacific Ave in Tacoma:




RADIO INTERVIEW: KNKX Radio: ‘Before UFOs In Roswell, There Was The Maury Island Incident’

Jennifer Wing at KNKX Radio in Seattle recently conducted a 10-minute interview/feature story called “Before UFOs In Roswell, There Was The Maury Island Incident” – takes a listen here:

http://knkx.org/post/ufos-roswell-there-was-maury-island-incident




VIDEO: Washington State Senate passes Resolution #8648, recognizing the 70th anniversary of The Maury Island Incident

On Tuesday, April 17, 2017, the Washington State Senate passed Resolution #8648, which recognizes the 70th anniversary of The Maury Island Incident.

Thanks to Sen. Karen Keiser for presenting the resolution!

View the full proceedings here:




VIDEO: ‘Pacific NorthWEIRD’ does episode about ‘The Maury Island Incident’

Our friends at “Pacific NorthWEIRD” produced a most-excellent episode about our film, shot at ‘Burning Saucer,’ the event’s 68th anniversary party on June 21, 2015:




Benefit screening will be at Tin Theater Tuesday night, Dec. 16

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A benefit screening of the locally produced, award-winning UFO film “The Maury Island Incident” – for the Burien Actors Theatre and the Highline Area Food Bank – will take place on Tuesday night, Dec. 16 at the Tin Theater, starting at 6 p.m.

“The Maury Island Incident” is a 30-minute film that tells the forgotten, tragic story – taken directly from declassified FBI documents – of Harold Dahl’s June 21, 1947 UFO sighting near Maury Island, and the first reported ‘Man In Black’ encounter that happened to him the very next day.

Each screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Filmmakers.

Cost is $10 per person + 2 items of non-perishable food items for the food bank.

The film – which was shot in Burien (at the Tin Room!), Des Moines, Tukwila and off the shores of Maury Island during the summer of 2013 – had its world premiere at the Big Island Film Festival, and its North American premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival.

It has also screened at the Port Townsend, Burbank, Local Sightings, International Family, Tacoma and Gig Harbor Film Festivals, where it won an Audience Choice Award for “Best Narrative Short.”

It was also awarded the competitive Washington FilmWorks Innovation Lab funding during production, and special episodes premiered as IndieFlix’ “first original series” in August, 2014.

Directed/Produced by Scott Schaefer from a script by Writer/Producer Steve Edmiston, it features Seattle-area actors Tony Doupé, Allen Fitzpatrick, John Patrick Lowrie, David S. Hogan and many others. It was Executive Produced by John White, and Produced by Scott and Laura Beth Peterson and Danny House.

Here’s a brief review from noted paranormal/UFO radio host Clyde Lewis:

“The tension in this film is so thick you can cut it with a knife. The Maury Island Incident captures a moment in time long forgotten by most UFO researchers. It also reopens those Cold War feelings that are nothing but a forgotten memory in the post 9/11 era. Bravo!”

Here’s a trailer:

The Maury Island Incident Trailer #1 from The Maury Island Incident on Vimeo.

SCREENING TIMES
Screenings will be held hourly, starting at 6 p.m., then again at 7 and 8 p.m., followed by a Q&A session with filmmakers.

BUY TICKETS ONLINE
Tickets are $10 each – and are available for online purchase by credit/debit card:

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS ONLINE!

BONUS FROM BURIEN ACTORS THEATRE
A ticket stub from this screening will also be worth $3 off on one ticket for “Bob’s Holiday Office Party.”

Plus, if you bring non-perishable food for the local food bank, you’ll get an additional $2 off – so a stub and a food donation means $5 off the price of a ticket at BAT!  (This deal cannot be combined with any other deal or coupon, and only while tickets last.)

“Bob’s Holiday Office Party” performances are Friday and Saturday at 8 pm, and Sunday at 2 pm.

Collectible t-shirts and posters for the film will also be on sale in the lobby.

The Tin Theater is located at 923 SW 152nd Street.




AWARD: ‘The Maury Island Incident’ takes home Audience Choice Award for Best Narrative Short at Gig Harbor Film Festival!

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Congrats to everyone who worked on “The Maury Island Incident”!

On Sunday, Oct. 19 we took home the Audience Choice Award for Best Narrative Short at the 2014 Gig Harbor Film Festival.

WOOT!




Why an FBI Special Agent’s Aug. 19, 1947 Memo to J. Edgar Hoover is so important to ‘The Maury Island Incident’

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Today (Aug. 19, 2014), is the 67th anniversary of FBI Special Agent Jack B. Wilcox’s 14-page memorandum to J. Edgar Hoover on the subject of “FLYING DISCS SIGHTED BY FRED CRISMAN and HAROLD A. DAHL, TACOMA, WASHINGTON,” as well as the release of film distributor IndieFlix’s “first original series: The Maury Island Incident”! The link between the 1947 Wilcox memo to Hoover, and the film’s release on this date, is wholly intentional. As filmmakers, we’re happy to share how inspired we were by the detail and thoroughness of this heavily-redacted memo; its candor, and upon multiple readings, its absolute accuracy in reporting the truth of what really happened off Maury Island in 1947. This overlooked, declassified document truly informed the spine of our film and series.

If you loved The X-Files; if you miss The Twilight Zone’s mix of strange tales and human frailties; if you are simply enthralled about periods of history where the entire country – or planet, even – falls under the spell of a powerful mythology and pop culture brew, then the story of what allegedly happened at Maury Island, and the indisputably twisted and true story of what happened after Maury Island, is for you.

Each week during the next month, we’ll release other once-classified documents obtained from the FBI that track their two week investigation that begins with the tragic August 1, 1947, crash of a B-25 bomber in the forests north of Kelso, Washington, and concludes with a series of clear statements that undermine the only thing you think you know about Harold Dahl’s June 21, 1947, “flying discs” sighting at Maury Island:

That the sighting itself was a “confessed hoax.”

Indeed, our investigation leads to some startling conclusions:

  1. The supposed “confessions” were the real hoax
  2. The FBI knew the confessions were invented, and 
  3. That Harold Dahl had made a choice to invent the hoax story even though he knew he’d become “the biggest liar that ever lived” because he feared ongoing public ridicule about his sighting, family pressure, and threats from – you guessed it – the FBI and modern UFO history’s first alleged “Man In Black.”

And if this is true, and you’ve always dismissed Maury Island as a confessed hoax, then everything you think you know about the Maury Island Incident is wrong!

Sixty-seven years ago today, Special Agent Wilcox wrote the memo that explained it all – download a PDF of it by clicking here.

We hope you come back during the next month to track the investigation with us. And please, enjoy the IndieFlix series by clicking here.

– Steve Edmiston
Writer/Producer

– Scott Schaefer
Director/Producer




Our LA Premiere will be Saturday, Sept. 6 at the Burbank Film Festival!

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Our LA County Premiere will be on Saturday night, Sept. 6, as part of the Burbank Film Festivals’ “Night of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror,” starting at 7 p.m. at the AMC Burbank Town Center 6 Theaters (770 N. 1st Street).

Tickets are $15 each, and include the Screening & After-Party (Appetizers & Hosted Bar Sponsored by Forty Degrees Vodka) at the IATSE 80 Soundstage (2520 W. Olive Ave. at Buena Vista St.).

To purchase tickets, click here:

http://www.itsmyseat.com//events/507473.html

For more info on the Burbank International Film Festival: