There are 6 short 'Twilight' movies coming, and they're all by women
Up until now, I didn’t think there was any Twilight left to tell. How wrong I was. There are six brand new Twilight-themed short films coming out and they’ll likely reignite our obsession with Bella and Team EVERY Vampire, all over again. For The Storytellers: New Voices of Twilight Saga, author Stephenie Meyer partnered with Facebook to find brand new female fanfic script-writers.
The chosen few, announced this week, are having their work turned into short Twilight films, distributed only through social media (so, read: Facebook). The two stipulations for the scripts were that they had to focus on only one character from the saga, and the events of the story had to take place before Bella arrives in Forks, Washington. Check out all six winning synopses right here. Spoiler alert: Alice Cullen is in a lot of them.
OK, OK, you might be rolling your eyes at this — Twilight isn’t for everyone. BUT, there’s actually some awesome stuff happening behind the scenes with these six movies. The new films had to be written by females, will be made by female filmmakers, too. These filmmakers will then be mentored by power-house ladies in the film industry, like Meyer, Kristen Stewart (who played Bella, but you know that already), Octavia Spencer, Kate Winslet, Frozen writer/director Jennifer Lee, Oscar-winner Catherine Hardwicke, Julie Bowen, and the president of Women in Film, Cathy Schulman. Sounds pretty awesome now, doesn’t it?
Meyer is pretty stoked about this opportunity not only for herTwilight series, but for all the budding young females out there who want to work in film, too. “The female voice is something that has become more and more important to me as I’ve worked in the film industry,” Meyer told The Hollywood Reporter. “I’m honored to be working with Women In Film, Lionsgate and Facebook on a project dedicated to giving more women a chance to be heard creatively.”
The films still have to be made, but in the meantime, you can download the winning screenplays here. Oh yes, there is so much more Twilight to obsess over and we’re ready for it.
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