Back in January, we chatted with Milwaukee filmmaking maverick/icon Mark Borchardt about his new flick, The Dundee Project. Shot by Borchardt over several years beginning in the early 2000s, the film chronicles the sights, sounds, and people of Dundee, Wisconsin’s annual “UFO Daze” festival. “What it is is a bunch of people on Long Lake drinking beer and having a good time,” Borchardt told us. “A faction of them are serious UFOlogists to a degree, and they have a kind of mini-convention where they show photographs and sell items, give lectures and talk about their experiences.”

The Dundee Project previewed last November at a Milwaukee stop of the Found Footage Festival (Found Footage creators Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher, along with Milwaukee’s Andrew Swant, are producers of the film), and made its world premiere at this year’s Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Now, the official trailer has landed, and it’s great and weird. It’s also narrated by Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, which is also great and weird. “An otherworldly documentary,” Vernon intones. “Coming soon.”

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In his spare time, Matt Wild enjoys collecting 8-bit Nintendo games (emulation is for creeps) and fondly remembering the time Milwaukee weatherman Vince Condella caused a stir at his Catholic grade school by showing up with an earring. He lives on Milwaukee's East Side.