Summit Acquires Rights To Forks Documentary

This just in from Summit:



Documentary Which Explores the People and Places of the Town of Forks, Washington Featured in the TWILIGHT Film Franchise, to Arrive Via DVD Timed to the 2010 Home Entertainment Release of Summit’s THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON.

Summit Home Entertainment announced today the acquisition of the documentary feature TWILIGHT IN FORKS: THE SAGA OF THE REAL TOWN directed by Jason Brown, a three time Emmy Award winner. Produced by Brown, as well as York Baur and Peter Cowles and their company Heckelsville Media, the feature chronicles for TWILIGHT fans the story behind Forks, Washington, which serves as the primary setting for the popular TWILIGHT books and films. Additionally, the documentary features untold tales of Forks’ unique history, mysticism and culture.

Summit plans to release the film onto DVD in conjunction with the home entertainment debut of the second film in the TWILIGHT franchise – THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON, which is set to arrive in stores during the first part of 2010.

Steve Nickerson, Summit’s President of Home Entertainment, stated, “The fans of the TWILIGHT SAGA will enjoy this look into the real town of Forks, its natural beauty and the interesting people that call it home. We are excited to make this incredible documentary available to Twilight fans early next year.”

TWILGHT IN FORKS offers a tantalizing mix of real-world Forks and the fantasy that makes the TWILIGHT saga so irresistible. Fans will get to hear from the real people living their lives in the town, including: the Chief of Police, the Forks Outfitters’ employee who gets mistaken for the franchise’s leading lady Bella, and the vampire transplant who plays the real-life role of Alice. They’ll also 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 of Forks.

“Summit Home Entertainment is the perfect partner for us,” said York Baur, Heckelsville Media’s president. “Our goal with this project was to show the unique culture, beauty, and remoteness of the real Forks to the world, and Summit’s distribution of our film will do exactly that.”


  1. Yisel Cullen says:

    I think it is a great idea…I’d love to see it since I’ve never been to Forks….It will also be great for the town…it is amazing how SM has put forks on the map!

  2. Awesome! I’ve been thinking about the town and hoping that the success of the books and movies only does good things for it…

  3. Sorry…I guess Im looking at the negative..All I see is little money grubbing hands…

    • Thats ok, someone is always gonna make money off something…just enjoy the documentary, it sounds sooo
      good. I live so far away, outside of a miracle this could be my only chance to see Forks (I hope not) so for the price of a dvd I will also get to go! I think its such a great idea, can’t wait.

  4. Quartz (Courts) says:

    Humbug! It was supposed to be out in October. Bloody Summit!!!

  5. I’ll need a little trailer to decide if it’s really worth watching.

  6. MegLoveJasper says:

    Sounds good I guess. I just hope Jackson Rathbone is in it with his shirt off 😀

  7. I was one of the fortunates to see 5 clips 3 never seen before of the documentary and it will be great!!! I was in Forks this past weekend for the Stephenie Meyer/Bella Birthday event where they showed the clips.

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