From: Terry W. Colvin <fortean1.nul> Date: Tue, 17 May 2005 22:10:32 -0700 Fwd Date: Wed, 18 May 2005 07:36:21 -0400 Subject: Kelly 'Green Man' Film Preview Source: Kentucky New Era - Hopkinsville, Kentucky http://tinyurl.com/begyu Monday, May 16, 2005 Festival, Cable TV To Show Kelly 'Green Men' Film By Michele Carlton Producers of a docu-drama featuring the 1955 invasion of "little green men" in the Kelly community of Christian County will give Hopkinsville a sneak peek of the film "Monsters of the UFO" at the 50th anniversary celebration in August. Lisa McIntosh of Barcon Video Productions in Glendale, Calif., which is producing the film, said she and co-producer Barry Conrad plan to attend the Little Green Men Festival on Aug. 19- 21. "We're bringing the one-hour version of the Kelly story to the festival. We may even bring one of the creatures we used for the film with us," McIntosh said. "We're really excited about coming." "Monsters of the UFO" includes dramatizations and interviews of three stories involving close encounters with unexplained phenomenon. In addition to the Kelly incident, the film will explore first-hand accounts of the Mothman legend in Point Pleasant, W.Va., and the Flatwoods Monster in Flatwoods, W.Va. "I think this will be a welcome addition to the festival," said Cheryl Cook, executive director of the Hopkinsville-Christian County Convention and Visitors Bureau, which is coordinating the event. "We were hoping they were coming to the festival. We plan on showing the film on Saturday at the Convention Center." The festival will feature symposiums, a parade, music downtown, a children's costume contests, an essay contest, a golf scramble, which are all centered around the same theme, the Kelly invasion. The Kelly legend started on Aug. 21, 1955, when residents reported the landing of a spaceship near the home of "Lucky" Sutton on Old Madisonville Road. Sutton and other family members said 12 little men landed in a spaceship and then they battled them at the house for hours. Although the creatures are now known as the "little green men of Kelly," original stories reported they were silver. To develop "Monsters," a Barcon production crew conducted eyewitness interviews in Hopkinsville in December 2002 and December 2003 to include in the movie. The dramatization of the Kelly encounter was filmed in October 2003 in the Angeles National Forest just north of Los Angeles. McIntosh anticipates that the entire film would air in a two- hour special on the Sci-Fi channel in October. The Sci-Fi channel has previously aired two other Barcon productions, "An Unknown Encounter" and "California's Most Haunted." "We will have our final shoot in June," McIntosh said. "At the end of June through August we'll do our final edits. We hope to be finished in September and release it in October - probably around Halloween." Although Barcon previously hoped to release the film last fall, production costs delayed it a year, McIntosh said. "We completely do all our own shoots and edits with our own money," she said. "We wanted to keep control of the project. We want to tell the story like the people we interviewed so graciously told us." After three years of production on "Monsters of the UFO," McIntosh said she and Conrad are excited to share the film with the world. "This is something we've been working on in our spare time. It's been a long three years, but it will be worth it," she said. "Making a show like this is bringing a dream to life."
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