Indie film "The Maury Island Incident" stars SCC drama professor

Monday, October 28, 2013

Actor Tony Doupé as Harold Dahl, meets the Man in Black
The Maury Island Incident

The first trailer for the locally-produced, short indie film “The Maury Island Incident” has been released, and can be viewed here. It can also be viewed – and downloaded in HD – here.

The film is based on the true story – taken directly from declassified FBI documents – of Harold Dahl’s June 21, 1947 UFO sighting near Maury Island, Washington, and the first reported ‘Man In Black’ encounter that happened the next day. An investigation followed that resulted in a mysterious crash of a B-25 carrying “slag” evidence from the encounter, which killed Capt. William Davidson and Lt. Frank Brown (this film is dedicated to them). This case went all the way up to FBI Executive Director J. Edgar Hoover, who expressed personal interest in it.

The film stars Tony Doupé, working actor and head of the performing arts and film department at Shoreline Community College. "This was a great production to be a part of and surprisingly, a relatively unknown story. 'Bout time more folks knew."

The Man in Black is at the door
Tony Doupé stars in indie film

Directed by Scott Schaefer, Written by Steve Edmiston, Produced by Edmiston and Schaefer, Co-Executive Produced by Scott and Laura Beth Peterson and Danny House, and Executive Produced by John White, the indie film was shot over four days this last summer in Burien, Des Moines, Tukwila and off the waters of Maury Island.

An all-local crew worked on the short, which was Shot and Edited by Mike Boydstun.

The film – which received competitive “Innovation Lab” award funding from Washington Filmworks in June – will soon be submitted to various festivals, turned into online webisodes, and if all goes well, perhaps made into a feature-length film or TV series.


Aaron Cadam Samuels December 5, 2013 at 12:08 PM  

Can't wait to see this movie. Great subject for a movie, and a great trailer!

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