Moviefone: Twilight in Forks Documentary Interview

We met the folks who were making the Twilight in Forks documentary last summer when we attended the Summer School in Forks Twilight Convention. This was back before Summit Entertainment or any other major distributor got involved. We can attest to the fact that the filmmakers were very low key and unassuming; however, unlike many we have met, they were very Twilight savvy and non-judgmental! In fact it was a two-man, father & son, crew that we met.  They were very relaxed and very “unHollywood” wearing flannel shirts, tees, and jeans when we met them.  We have no idea if we are in the final cut of the documentary or not, but we are definitely planning to get it.

Was there a difference between how the younger residents reacted, versus the older ones?
Brown: For the most part they’re all aware of it; many of them have read the books and seen the movie. When you put yourself in the shoes of a high school kid, they’re a little confused by it: “I grew up here, I don’t get what’s the big deal?” But nobody was dismissive or angry, or thought it was weird. Everybody in Forks, regardless of their age, can see there’s a huge benefit, to the spirit of the town, the vivaciousness of what’s going on there. Regardless of how they feel about the story, it’s had an impact on their life which is positive; for that reason they are excited by it.
Baur: The demographic isn’t as young as everyone thinks [I nod my head enthusiastically at this]. It’s a small town, so the connectivity amongst individual people is much greater. You have to give the school a huge credit; in a town this size the school is the center of the town. We were invited to the graduation of Forks High School, to a football game — and the entire community is there. The school has done a great job at involving the kids in it. Here’s a great example: people from around the globe are e-mailing the school, funny e-mails to ‘excuse Edward from class’ and that kind of thing. What they do is funnel these to the ASB (Associated Student Body) and they handle these e-mails.

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UK Fans: Twilight in Forks Heading Your Way

tescoThis just in from Tesco:

“As UK fans eagerly await the DVD & Blu-ray release of The Twilight Saga: New Moon on 22nd March 2010, E1 Entertainment is pleased to announce the UK DVD release of documentary Twilight in Forks – The Saga of the Real Town, which will be available on the same date exclusively through Tesco.In the documentary the residents of the real Forks reveal how Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling novels and film franchise have changed their lives forever.  The DVD also takes a closer look at many of the locations she based her books around including Forks High School, La Push and more.
Fans will hear from the town’s real life Chief of Police, learn about the legend of the Quileute tribe from Jacob’s grandfather and meet more of the people of Forks – including the town’s Bella lookalike who gets mistaken for the character on a regular basis.
Twilight in Forks – The Saga of the Real Town is available to pre-order for £9.97 in the UK from the Tesco website

Forks Documentary Lawsuit: The Plot Thickens

A couple of days ago we brought to you news that Summit Entertainment had initiated legal action against another company with a Forks documentary. Summit has its own”Twilight In Forks” DVD coming out to coincide with the New Moon DVD.  Initially the allegations, as reported by the media, stated that the problem was that the competitor DVD had essentially stolen the Summit designed, trademarked logo. Well, it looks like this wasn’t just a case on innocent logo lifting, it’s a lot more like a race to the finish where someone snags your idea. According to VX50:

“Summit’s documentary was filmed and produced by Heckelsville Media. the suit claims that Heckelsville talked to James[the owner of the company named in the lawsuit] last August about possibly selling the licensing rights to Topics, but James was not familiar with the “Twilight” movies.

“After researching the matter further,” the suit states, James expressed an interest in working with Heckelsville, and the two sides “discussed in detail the prospective contents of” the documentary, as well as a mock cover featuring photos of a red truck belonging to heroine Bella Swan and a “Welcome” sign in Forks.

Heckelsville then entered into a deal with Summit to sell it, not Topics, the rights to the documentary. ..

Meanwhile, Topics went on to create its own documentary and set March 16 as the release date, according to the suit. A promotional flier sent to large retailers, including best buy, Sam’s Club and Target, lists the same price, and uses photos of Bella’s truck and the Forks “Welcome” sign, the suit states.”

Read more of the whole convoluted tale on VX50.

Official Trailer for Twilight in Forks

Summit Entertainment  sent out this trailer exclusive to the fan sites for the documentary Twilight in Forks set to be released on March 20 with the Twilight Saga: New Moon DVD.  In this trailer you can catch a glimpse of The Hillywood players as well as many of the locals who have provided us with news stories from the city of Forks.  Alphie and Pel were in Forks last year while some of the footage was being shot and felt really good about what the film makers were bringing to this project.  The documentary is a totally separate film and must be purchased separately.

Twilight In Forks Update: A whole New DVD

I know that we weren’t alone in assuming that the Twilight In Forks documentary would be on the New Moon DVD. Well it turns out that it’s going to be a DVD all on it’s own. See the following press release from Summit.

The must-have DVD for any fan of The Twilight Saga series

The Saga of the Real Town
Available same day as The Twilight Saga: New Moon
March 20, 2010

Los Angeles, California, January 20, 2010— Twilight in Forks: The Saga of the Real Town arrives on single disc DVD on March 20, 2010 – the same day The Twilight Saga: New Moon will be released nationwide on DVD and Blu-Ray.

Located four hours northwest of Seattle, Forks, WA is both a real town and the fictional home of The Twilight Saga’s beloved characters Bella Swan, Edward Cullen and their family and friends. This documentary brings fans of the books and movies to heart of the town that’s now experiencing new-found fame since it became central to the tales written by Stephenie Meyer.

The definitive DVD documenting the town of Forks made famous by the Twilight books and movies. This is a fan’s opportunity to see the town that Stephenie Meyer based her epic teen romance books on. Hear from the real people living their lives in the town fans know and love, including the Chief of Police, the Forks Outfitters’ employee who gets mistaken for Bella, and the vampire transplant who plays the real-life role of Alice. Visit Forks High School, hear self-described Jacob’s grandfather tell the legend of how the Quileutes descended from wolves, and see many more of the people and places that make Forks and La Push the perfect setting for The Twilight Saga.

Street Date: March 20, 2010
Order Due Date: January 19, 2010
Pre-sell Date: January 26, 2010
Feature Run Time: 84 minutes
MPAA Rating (USA): NR
Genre: Documentary
DVD SRP: $19.99
DVD Cat # / UPC: 66113153 / 025192055386
DVD Audio: English Stereo 2.0
DVD/BD Subtitles: English SDH & Español
DVD/BD Aspect Ratio: 16×9 (1:78) Full Frame “