First Look at the Plots for the Six Upcoming Twilight Short Films
Last year we told you about the opportunity for female writers and directors to be a part of the new Twilight short films which are coming to Facebook this year, and now the screenplay stage of the competition has been completed.
Take a look at the plots for the six winning screenplays below:
Character: Alice Cullen
Plot: Set in Pearl River Lunatic Asylum, a vampire groundskeeper looks out for Alice, one of the patients who has the special gift of foresight. When the groundkeeper comes to visit her she predicts her death by the vampires Victoria and James. As the groundskeeper grabs her ready to escape, Alice has visions of each of their possible escape attempts failing. The groundskeeper realizes their only chance of survival is to bite Alice and transform her into a vampire, which would mean his own death. Alice forbids him to do it, sacrificing herself for him. The groundskeeper is touched by the gesture, but bites her anyway and then runs into the night to fight his final battle.
Plot: Set in 9th Century England, twins Jane and Alec aged 3 meet Volturi vampire Aro for the first time, but he quickly disappears. 10 years later we revisit the twins in their village and it’s clear that they are feared by the townsfolk for some reason. After Jane spots flowers to pick, Alec leaves her to return home, however a gang of village boys soon surround her and begin throwing rocks claiming that Jane cursed the crops of the village, causing them to die. Jane blacks out and wakes up with her mother at her side, and the boys no where to be seen. Later that evening villagers come to their house demanding Jane tell them where the three boys, who are now missing, are and what Jane did to them, assuming she is some sort of witch. As some of the men attack their parents, others seize Jane and Alec and take them to be burned at the stake. Moments before the twins are set to be burned at the stake, Jane suddenly sees Aro approaching them, and realizes he’s there to save them.
Character: Alice Cullen
Plot: Set in 1920 at St. Dymphna Mental Asylum we are introduced to Mary Alice Brandon (aka Alice Cullen). As Alice undergoes electro shock therapy we see flashbacks of her life. The first one, in 1910, shows Alice at age 9 with her pregnant mother, who soon disappears out of sight. Back in 1920 the Doctor reads that Alice’s mother recently died in a traumatic accident. In flashbacks we see a young Alice predict future events, and town folk whispering about her. After undergoing more electrotherapy, Alice flashes back to 1919 when her mother dies shortly after Alice’s vision of a man intentionally killing her, but making it look like an automobile accident. Her father does not believe her, and soon after he marries again. After a series of visions Alice realizes her father had organized her mothers death, and plans to have Alice killed as well. After trying to get the town marshals help, she instead comes across crazy and her father has her committed. After her latest series of electroshock therapy it appears that Alice’s memory of her former life, before the asylum, have been erased.
Plot: In 1800 10-year-old Benjamin meets 7-year-old Tia and shows her his power to conjure flames, unfortunately Benjamin’s slave-owner uncle also notices his power. 10 years later Benjamin watches Tia and her husband through a window, and in a flashback we see that 5 years prior Benjamin was transformed into a vampire by Amun. In another flashback to his childhood we see how Benjamin used his power to charm crowds while Tia picked pockets, earning money for his uncle. In the flashback Tia tells him that they should steal the money and run away from his uncle. Back in 1810 Tia and Benjamin walk the streets, they talk about how Tia’s life, and Benjamin alludes to Amun turning him into a vampire because of his special power. It is revealed in flashbacks to 1805 that Amun intervened in an argument between Benjamin and his uncle and swiftly turned Benjamin into a vampire to try and keep him out of reach of the Volturi. Back in 1810 Benjamin tries to explain to Tia about Amun and being a vampire, Tia decides that she wants to know everything and also be transformed into a vampire, escaping her unhappy life and being reunited with Benjamin.
Character: Alice Cullen
Plot: In a diner in Philadelphia Alice meets Jasper who realizes she is also a vampire. The two sit together and spark up their first in-person conversation (it’s alluded to that Alice has already seen their meeting in a vision). They discuss menial things, and during the conversation Alice reveals more and more that she can predict things before they happen. The two talk about food, but don’t eat from the menu, though Jasper does eye up the waitress. Alice tells Jasper that she is a vegetarian and talks about how she and the Cullen family only eat animals. She goes on to tell him that she can see the future and that he will also become a vegetarian, even though Jasper doesn’t think it is possible. After the waitress cuts her hand, Jasper becomes hungry and just before he begins to feed from her the scene changes, and it’s discovered it was Alice’s vision. To change the path of the future Alice instead leans in and kisses Jasper just before the waitress cuts her hand ensuring he is too preoccupied to smell the blood. The two leave the diner, instantly in love. Suddenly the scene changes and Alice, in the diner opens her eyes revealing the entire scene was all a vision of the future. The doorbell jingles and in walks Jasper and Alice smiles to herself.
Character: Carlisle Cullen
Plot: Set in 1781, in Yorktown, Virginia during the war, Carlisle Cullen is a medic patching up the injured as best he can in a tent. Suddenly Garrett, carrying an injured soldier named James, runs at super speed into the tent. Garrett asks Carlisle for his help with James but upon noticing his strange vampire eyes is taken aback, having never seen a vegetarian vampire before. We are told that James is Garrett’s brother, and despite his blood making him hungry, Garrett wants to save his life. As Carlisle tries to cut off James’ shirt, the wounded man fights for him to leave it alone. When Carlisle eventually gets the shirt off it’s revealed that James is not actually Garrett’s brother, but his sister Lottie. As Carlisle works on Lottie, Garrett chats with him about how hard life can be as a vampire. Soon a nosey Captain and Commanding Officer comes in, suspicious of James/Lottie, and soon discovers her secret. After they make it clear that everyone in the tent is under arrest Garrett follows them out of the tent and kills them, as he returns Carlisle hands him a rag to wipe the blood off his face.