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Kelly 'Green Man' Film Preview

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


Monday, May 16, 2005

Festival, Cable TV To Show Kelly 'Green Men' Film

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-

"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

"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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