Way back in fall of 2009, MTV News was the first to bring you news of "Twilight in Forks," an endearing documentary about the little town that helped launch a pop-culture phenomenon. Now that the movie has hit DVD and been seen by much of the "Twilight" fandom, the filmmakers are launching an iPhone app to keep the Forks fun rolling — and once again, MTV is your exclusive home.
"We built an iPhone app for the fans of 'Twilight in Forks' and 'Twilight' fans generally," explained producer York Baur when we caught up with him recently. "We're pleased to say that we've got downloads from all around the world. It's a free app that allows people to explore more about Forks and 'Twilight in Forks' as well."
If you have an iPhone, iPad (Brown brought his shiny new one to our studio), or whatever the big gizmo is next week, be sure to head over to the iTunes store and download the free app. Then stay tuned to this site, as each week we'll be offering exclusive previews of what the "Twilight in Forks" guys have up their sleeve. It's the next best thing to being in the real Forks itself.
"The app allows us to bring you some additional content," Jason Brown, the film's director, said of their cutting-edge strategy to keep the fans engaged. "Some of the feedback we've gotten through the blogs and through the app itself is that people want more. They're interested in Forks and the community and different people in the movie. And so, over the next several weeks, we're going to roll out more footage from the film that you don't see in the movie and some of the other backstories and characters you haven't seen yet."
"We're trying to do one special feature — in terms of video content — per week," added Baur. "But we'll also be sprinkling in some other things along the way, including photos from the film and production stills that we have as well as some music items along the way."
This week the festivities kick off with a new, longer look on the film's trailer. "The first thing we're planning to release is an extended trailer for 'Twilight in Forks.' The trailer that's been out there is a shorter, one-minute trailer and the one we're releasing is a two-and-a-half-minute trailer," Baur explained. "It goes into a little bit more depth and has a bit of a different flavor then the more commercial-oriented one that's out there."
"The trailer on the 'New Moon' DVD for 'Twilight in Forks' was cut by the studio and we helped collaborate on that, but they used a trailer specialty house to assemble that," Brown said. "That's the one I think most 'Twilight' fans have seen and it's geared to be a little more commercial at 60 seconds in length.
"I think fans will like it," the director said of the new, longer clip. "It introduces some of the characters you don't see in the other trailer and gives you a different take on what you'll see in the film."
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