Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature


by Greg Wright

“I believe television will change more in the next five years than in the last fifty,” Comcast CEO Brian Roberts said in a recent Business Week interview. So far, so good.

“This will be really great for consumers,” he continued. “We are going to have a suite of products that you subscribe to—television, high-speed Internet, phone, home security, energy management, maybe even health care—and we are going to have many customers that are going to buy those products directly from us.”

What?!??!

That doesn’t sound like progress. That sounds like more of the same… with cable health care. Whatever.

maury-island-incident-insetFor something completely different, why not try Indieflix, an online subscription service that offers unique programming you’ll never find through combastic heavyweights who want to control the media you have access to?

And why not try a free two-week trial of Indieflix tonight, for the debut of its first original webseries The Maury Island Incident, adapted from the 2014 short film directed and produced by local filmmakers Scott Schaefer and Steve Edmiston?

Incident was produced locally and tells the story of the original UFO scenario when mysterious aircraft flew over Puget Sound:

On June 21, 1947, Harold Dahl claimed he saw six flying discs off Maury Island, Washington. One was failing. Hot molten “slag” fell out of it, hit his boat, killed his dog and injured his son. The next day, the first “Man In Black” intimidated Dahl to not speak about the encounter.

Edmiston wrote the script for a short film that he and Schaefer hope to eventually turn into a feature film. The short was shot on location around Des Moines, Burien, and Maury Island, and has played locally at Burien’s Tin Room. It is now touring the festival circuit.

Earlier this summer, Schaefer cut a deal to adapt the short into a webseries for Indieflix.

And tonight is the night it debuts.

Support independent film, and support local filmmakers!

Give Indieflix a free trial spin, and watch The Maury Island Incident tonight.


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