A first-of-its-kind documentary portraying the fans of “Twilight,” who transformed a low-budget film into a $2 billion franchise.
A first-of-its-kind documentary, TWILIGHT NATION tells the tale of the rabid, wholly devoted and unapologetically fun-loving fanbase that transformed “Twilight” from a small-budget movie pushed aside by Hollywood into the $2 billion franchise it could no longer ignore. Through the eyes of the fans, it explores the unique relationship between the franchise’s stars and devoted ticket buyers, the behind-the-scenes tales of friendship and fanaticism, and the emotional goodbyes as “Breaking Dawn - Part 2” hits theaters this November.
Combining fan and celebrity interviews, archive footage, Twilighter-filmed gems, dramatic recreations, a musical scene and many other surprises, TWILIGHT NATION serves as a keepsake for the millions of fans who love the franchise so dearly. After the smoke fades and the mainstream media has moved on to the next big thing, this is a flick that Twilighters can watch again and again to look back on a very special time in their lives consisting of Comic-Con sleepovers, midnight screenings, and hugs from Kellan Lutz.
Directed by Larry Carroll, the film continues in the “Twilight Tuesdays” tradition of non-judgmental appreciation for a group of film fans who are far more than just screaming girls. TWILIGHT NATION will bring a smile to every Twilighters face, a message of appreciation towards the series cast and crew who made the past half-decade possible, and an outsider’s introduction to a truly special fanbase.
About the Production:
If our funds are raised, Larry and his crew will be traveling to meet Twilighters all over the country, filming new interviews with them. We’ll also be reaching out to all the stars of the series, in an attempt to schedule final interviews before they move on with their careers.
We’re also hoping to create an all-Twilight-band soundtrack to the movie, featuring new songs and old favorites from many of the artists inspired by Stephenie Meyer’s world of vampires, wolves and wonder. Another hope is to get one of the actors from the series to narrate the film.
In addition to the above, costs include equipment, editing, post-production and all sorts of things that typically require a big movie studio and lots of people in fancy suits and ties with checkbooks. Ours is a film about the fans, made by a journalist who has enjoyed a special relationship with the Twilighters since day one - and can’t wait to tell the world what these folks are really all about.
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Where Will it Play?
Once we're funded, "Twilight Nation" is a go. We'll be reaching out to fans and the franchise stars for interviews, and at that point the film is a collaboration - the more interaction and support we have with the fans, the better it will turn out.
When the film is completed, the sky’s the limit, really. It will be shopped around to studios, film festivals, TV networks, video-on-demand, etc. Eventually, we anticipate its release on home video and download. TWILIGHT NATION will be released in 2013.
I'm in Australia. If I pledge through Kickstarter are you able to use my pledge and convert the funds from an international prospective?
Absolutely, backers are welcome and accepted from any country. In fact, that's one of the main ideas of "Twilight Nation," the film will portray Twilighters from all over the world all backgrounds, races, creeds, ages and yes, genders. Because as real Twilighters know, the fanbase is far more diverse and complicated than it is usually portrayed. And our doc will feature interviews with Twilighters all over the world!
Not to throw a wet blanket out there, but what happens with the pledged monies if you do not get enough funding to do the project? I want to make sure it isn't going into someone's pocket.
All the money gets returned to the backers, and the movie never gets made :(
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on November 6, 2012.
Sep 27, 2012 - Nov 6, 2012 (40 days)
Pledge $5 or more
Get a shout-out on the film's Twitter and Facebook pages, as you are officially inducted into "Twilight Nation" for all to see. Also, if Larry ever meets you in person, you'll get the most heartfelt and sincere hug that you've ever received in your life.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $15 or more
A phone call or video message (your choice), sent by Larry and thanking you for your support. Post it to your Facebook page and tell the world that you're a big-time, fancy-schmancy film financier!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $25 or more
It's time to dance! At some point in the documentary, we're going to have a montage of "Twilight" fans dancing to a song on the soundtrack. Pledge a mere $25 and you'll be eligible to be selected as one of our dancers. NOTE: Gangnam Style is optional, but not advised.Estimated delivery: Oct 2013
Pledge $50 or more
Show the world your pride with an exclusive "I supported Twilight Nation" sticker. These limited-edition items are for backers only and will never be made again. Guaranteed to attract sexy vampires.Estimated delivery: Oct 2013
Pledge $70 or more
Good people support independent film. Great people call themselves Twilighters. But the best people will soon be wearing a "Twilight Nation" t-shirt, showing off its awesome fit and comfiness at conventions, book signings, movie premieres and late-night-supermarket-runs all over the world! NOTE: International shipping will require a $15 charge.Estimated delivery: Oct 2013
Pledge $100 or more
You helped make the movie, the least you can do is watch the thing! Pledge at this level and receive a copy of the finished film before it is available to the public.Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
Pledge $250 or more
The movie will conclude with a "Twilight Nation" honor roll, listing all the awesome people who made the film possible. Anyone pledging at this level will be listed and will see their name at the end of the movie.Estimated delivery: Oct 2013
Pledge $500 or more
You will appear in the movie! That's right - anyone pledging at this level or higher can choose to appear on camera in "Twilight Nation." If you're camera-shy, no worries: You can appoint someone else to take your place if you want to buy an appearance for a friend or relative.Estimated delivery: Oct 2013
Pledge $1,000 or more
You are the reason this film is getting made, so we might as well list you as a producer, right? Your name will appear in the end credits as a producer on the film. Here's your chance to smoke big cigars, eat caviar and tell everybody you're the new Robert Evans. NOTE: You are not allowed to fire the director.Estimated delivery: Oct 2013
Pledge $3,000 or more
In addition to being listed as a producer, you will be invited to attend the film's wrap party in Los Angeles. Let's eat fancy food and hob-nob!Estimated delivery: Oct 2013
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You'll be listed as a producer on the film, invited to attend the wrap party - and receive a rare "Twilight" collectible.Estimated delivery: Oct 2013
Pledge $8,000 or more
You'll be listed as a producer on the film, invited to attend the wrap party - and one person at this level will receive a one-of-a-kind "Twilight" collectible. That person will receive the "sides" used on set during shooting of the original "Twilight" film. For those unaware, "sides" are a tiny script distributed to the stars for each day of shooting, listing the planned events and lines of that day. Featuring omitted scenes and lines of dialogue, this extremely rare collectible is straight from the Portland set and dated April 3, 2008.Estimated delivery: Oct 2013
Pledge $9,000 or more
You will get to interview one of the stars of "Twilight Nation" on camera. Although we can't guarantee that actual famous "Twilight" movie actors will be involved, if one is then we guarantee you'll be rocking that mic for us.Estimated delivery: Oct 2013
Pledge $10,000 or more
You will be one of the few people listed as "Executive Producer" on the film. We will check in with you regularly during the course of filming, and take your suggestions into consideration over the course of production. And if you still want that hug - what the hell, Larry might even throw in a high-five.Estimated delivery: Oct 2013