SANTA MONICA, California — Last week, the creators of the first-ever documentary about Stephenie Meyer’s hugely successful “Twilight” vampire phenomenon revealed the existence of their movie and unveiled its poster. Now, MTV is the only place where you can see the first footage released from the buzzed-about flick.
“One of the things that you’ll see in the film is how vampires actually relate to Forks, and whether there’s some truth to the characters that you’re familiar with,” explained director Jason Brown when he handed over the film’s hot-off-the-presses first trailer. “This teaser gives you a glimpse at that.”
Focusing on Forks, Washington — the real-life tiny logging town where Meyer imagined a world of vampires, werewolves and love-struck humans — “Twilight in Forks” visits Forks High School, explores the Quileute tribe, and investigates the phenomenon of Meyer’s saga by talking to people whose lives may have influenced the characters — or vice versa.
“You’ll see shots of the forest and some shots of signs about vampires,” explained Brown, who used high-def cameras to capture the area’s gorgeous rain-forest-like landscape. “You’ll meet a real-life Bella and a real-life Alice that are in Forks.”
If you’ve been to Forks , you know that once you step into the tiny, rain-soaked town, it feels as if any of Meyer’s characters could walk up to you at any moment. If you don’t feel like driving for endless hours, flying on a puddle jumper or simply can’t afford the trip, “Twilight in Forks” hopes to make you feel like you’ve been there. And if you have made the trek, the film aims to serve as the vacation video you wish you were talented enough to cut together with your iMovie.
“There’s a real-life Bella working at the Fork’s Outfitters in Forks,” marveled Brown.
“We also ran into someone who was actually getting vampire tooth implants at a dentist,” the film’s producer, York Baur, said of the way that the townspeople have embraced Meyer’s saga. “People [love ’Twilight’ so much] that they are doing some stuff that’s out there.”
Out on DVD on October 15, a month before “New Moon” hits theaters, “Twilight in Forks” will chronicle all the town’s dedication, devotion and dark secrets. You can pre-order the film from Amazon, or check out the movie’s official site for more information.
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