‘UFO Diary’ film depicts WWII LA alien invasion

Writer-Director Jason Apuzzo released the campy “UFO Diary” short film February 22, 2016, where the historical 1942 UFO story called the Battle of LA is the backdrop. This fast-paced short follows two women Army Corps officers at the right place at the right time with the right film equipment. 

The film is a lot of fun. Nicely cast. Fast-forward design. On-the-scene shooting style. Award-winning alien ship graphics. Got to love the dialogue. Very cool alien gun. Watch it here or follow the link. The following is their press release:

The epic WWII sci-fi short film UFO DIARY premieres on VimeoMonday, Feb. 22nd, 2016, in advance of the anniversary of the Great Los Angeles Air Raid.  Highly anticipated, UFO DIARY is the first sci-fi film depicting the Feb. 25th, 1942 air raid – one of the most famous UFO incidents in history.  Featuring stunning VFX by artists from ILM and Weta Digital, UFO DIARY brings a historical controversy to life, and was recently featured in American Cinematographer.

 In UFO DIARY, two Women’s Army Corps officers in the early days of WWII fight off an alien invasion of Los Angeles, becoming the unlikely heroines of one of the most famous UFO incidents in history. 

BACKGROUND: Directed by Folio Eddie Award-winner Jason Apuzzo and edited by Emmy Award-winner Mitch Danton, UFO DIARYrecreates WWII’s Great LA Air Raid – when wartime Los Angeles flew into a panic as an ominous, saucer-like object flew over the city, touching off a massive anti-aircraft barrage. Despite the intense barrage, no aircraft wreckage was recovered – inspiring America’s first major UFO controversy, a full five years before Roswell.

UFO DIARY also takes a timely look at women in the military.  The film stars Govindini Murty and Rachel Newell as two Women’s Army Corps officers who defy gender stereotypes to fight for their country during WWII.  With the U.S. Armed Forces recently opening all combat positions to females, UFO DIARY’s message of women’s empowerment in the Army is more timely now than ever. 

UFO DIARY features cutting-edge VFX by artists Kiel Figgins (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Sean Dollins (Prometheus), Rini Sugianto (The Hobbit), Antony Vannapho (The Twilight Saga), and other talented artists.  

Writer-Director Jason Apuzzo is a USC Cinema School graduate, who was mentored by director Irvin Kershner (The Empire Strikes Back). Jason is also a Folio Eddie Award-winning writer whose work has been published in American Cinematographer, The Atlantic, and The Huffington Post. 

Producer-Actress Govindini Murty is committed to creating women-led sci-fi. Her writing on film has been published in The Atlantic, The Huffington Post, and other sites. Govindini has appeared on ABC (as co-host of At the Movies), AMC, CNN, MSNBC, the BBC, and many international networks. 

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