Summit To Release Forks Documentary

Sep 12th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Movie News

Summit has acquired the rights to the documentary, “Twilight in Forks: The Saga of the Real Town.”  Below is the official press release about the collaboration!


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.

LOS ANGELES — Sept. 11, 2009 — 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.”

About the TWILIGHT film series
The TWILIGHT film series stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson and tells the story of 17-year-old Bella Swan who moves to the small town of Forks, Washington to live with her father, and becomes drawn to Edward Cullen, a pale, mysterious classmate who seems determined to push her away. But neither can deny the attraction that pulls them together…even when Edward confides that he and his family are vampires.  The action-packed, modern day vampire love story TWILIGHT, the first film in the series, was released in theatres on November 21, 2008 to a blockbuster reception. The second installment of the film franchise, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, will be released November 20, 2009.  The third film in the franchise, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE is due in theaters on June 30, 2010.

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5 Comments to “Summit To Release Forks Documentary”

  1. Jess S. says:

    hmm cool!

  2. MiMi says:

    interesting…though i feel like they are milking this thing a bit much

  3. valerie says:

    I agree they are making the whole Twilight series a bit to much.I am twilight fan 4 ever but they don’t have to make a documentary.But I have to admit it does sound a bit interesting.

  4. Jasmine says:

    awesome! sounds interesting..

    Jazz (team cullen!)

  5. megan says:

    Neet. I wonder if they will interview the people in Forks that don’t agree with all the new found town fame. I’m sure there has to be some towns people that don’t like all the attention and tourist coming through their town.

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