Locally-made alien & UFO films will screen at upcoming film fests


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Two films made by area residents will be screening at upcoming film festivals in Tacoma and Gig Harbor.

The alien abduction thriller feature “The Device,” Directed by Jeremy Berg, and the short “The Maury Island Incident,” Directed/Produced by Scott Schaefer, Written/Produced by Steve Edmiston, Produced by Laura Beth & Scott Peterson and Danny House, Executive Produced by John White with Music by David Templeton, will screen on these dates:

TACOMA FILM FESTIVAL:

THE DEVICE:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 9:15 p.m. @ THE GRAND CINEMA #1 – BUY TICKETS

THE MAURY ISLAND INCIDENT:

GIG HARBOR FILM FESTIVAL:

THE MAURY ISLAND INCIDENT:

Both films were produced locally, with scenes shot in Des Moines, Burien, Tukwila and off Maury Island.

One interesting element these two films share is the casting of local Actor David S. Hogan, who plays FBI Agent Mitchell in “The Maury Island Incident” and Calvin in “The Device.”

Synopses:

THE DEVICE:
Abby and Rebecca Powell haven’t seen each other since a traumatic event in their youth ripped them apart. Reunited for the first time in over a decade, the sisters take a trip to spread their mother’s ashes at a secluded lake. As the sisters reconnect and try to heal old wounds, something waits in the nearby woods. A strange object, made not by the hands of man, beckons them to it. As they begin to try to unlock its secrets, Abby is plagued by nightmares of an alien presence that seem all too real. Little do the sisters realize that this object is actually a device, one with a purpose too horrible to comprehend. As the events of the past and the present begin to merge, new discoveries will threaten to tear apart their newly reformed family, and the inhuman creators of the device will attempt to finish a terrible experiment begun years before.

THE MAURY ISLAND INCIDENT:
“The Maury Island Incident” is 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. Directed by Scott Schaefer and Written by Steve Edmiston.

Here are trailers for each:

THE DEVICE:

The Device Festival Trailer from The October People on Vimeo.

THE MAURY ISLAND INCIDENT:

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

“The Device” will be released on DVD & VOD by Image Entertainment on Dec. 16: (http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/77859/exclusive-artwork-premiere-device#axzz3CamTYrMD)

More information here:

THE DEVICE:

THE MAURY ISLAND INCIDENT:


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