In 2014, Women In Film, Lionsgate, Facebook, and Volvo cars created a unique opportunity for women to make short origin story films about characters from Twilight Saga. Hundreds of women submitted their screenplay outlines and pitched their visions on Tongal, and just seven shorts were selected for production. In 2015, these seven films premiered on Facebook, where each film was viewed between three and six million times.
We talked with the winning directors about where their careers have taken them, and we are delighted to share the good news with you.
Cate Carson (“Masque“) took one fantastic short titled “Cleave” to festivals including Cannes, and has just wrapped post on another short, titled “Snow Flake.” Amanda Tasse (“Sunrise“) finished her PhD in Media Arts at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, and is working on animations projects including Last Whispers.
Yulin Kang (“We’ve Met Before”) participated in the Sony Directors Lab, and later created, wrote and directed a musical web series for CW seed, titled “I Ship It.” The series was nominated for a Best Drama Series Streamy Award.
Maja Fernqvist (“Consumed“) continues to make traditional films while also entering the world of Virtual Reality. She created her Little Red Riding Hood VR experience as part of an initiative from Nokia, and the quality of her work won her $60,000 in Virtual Reality equipment.
Lindsey Hancock Williamson (“Turncoats“), in addition to taking on a number of exciting producing projects, is currently a finalist for The Creative Lexington Film Project. The Spear Sisters (“The Mary Alice Brandon File“, first-place Winner) received a Women in Film and Television Vancouver Spotlight Award for their work on the Twilight contest.
Nicole Eckenroad (“The Groundskeeper“) has some very exciting news that we will share as soon as it’s public.
My Twilight short film “Consumed” has been an invaluable addition to my reel, and has definitely helped me to land new exciting film projects and opportunities.
Lindsey Hancock Williamson