WHAT IS THIS CONTEST?

"The Storytellers — New Voices of The Twilight Saga" is a contest sponsored by Lionsgate, Facebook, Women in Film and Volvo in conjunction with author of the Twilight books Stephenie Meyer. The top 5 female directors (which Lauren is in the running to become) will get the chance to create a short film prequel set in the Twilight universe (official contest website).

The star-studded group of female panelists will include Stephenie Meyer, Kristen Stewart, Academy Award winners Kate Winslet and Octavia Spencer, Jennifer Lee (co-director of Frozen), Julie Bowen (Modern Family), and Women In Film President Cathy Schulman.

WANT TO DO MORE?

Every bit helps push us to the top 5! Voting is over but you can still tell the judges why you think the X-Factor Films team would execute an authentic and original Twilight piece:

Twitter Text (with your own ending)
Dear @Twilight, Dir. @laurentracyfilm & team should make this prequel b/c (FILL IN WHY HERE) #PickteamLT

Facebook Text (with your own ending, make sure @names register by re-typing them in on a computer):
Dear @The Twilight Saga @Tongal @Women In Film Los Angeles @Volvo Cars US @Kristen Stewart News @Fickle Fish Films and @Julie Bowen: Director Lauren Tracy's vision & team are badass! #PickteamLT to make this prequel b/c (FILL IN WHY HERE)!

You're Officially an X-Factor Films Vamp Badass!

THE VAMP BADASSES!

These are all the people that we are aware of (in alphabetical order by first name) who voted, shared, liked, tweeted or retweeted. If you did one of these things and are not on this list yet, please message us here and we'll add ya (if you are added after Friday 8pm ET then you'll be included in the addendum at the end)!

Abby O'Connor
Adam Gayheart
Albina Katsman
Alex Charak
Alex Cirillo
Alex Tracy
Alex Wright
Alexandra Boylan
Alexis Lampros
Allie Esslinger
Allison Bassett
Allison Yates
Allura Duffy and Friends
Allura Grace Duffy
Ally Bader
Alyson Turley
Alyssa Attakamon
Alyssa Henkel
Amanda Charney
Amanda Kean
Amanda Sisti
Amit Ray
Amy Romano
Andi Kristins
Andrew Green
Andrew Stewart
Andric Tham
Angie Petrozzino
Anna 'Kolnik' Mizelle
Anna Borchert
Anthony Barbati
Ariana Bernstein
Arielle Limberis
Arjun G Sheth
Ashley E Wright 
Ashvini Naidu
Augie D'Angelo
Aurora Heimbach
Austin Savage
Becky Friedenbach
Becky Sahm
Ben Crippin Taylor
Ben Leahy
Ben McAnany
Benjamin Frankenberg
Betty Conway
Betty LeCount
Bitch Pack
Bjørn Hatterud
Bobby Willis
Braden Lynch
Brandon Raymond Prezioso Cordeiro
Brenda Martinez
Brendan Nagle
Brianna Westover
Bridget McAnany
Brii Wyble
Bruno Gunn
Bryan O'Connell
Caitlin Machak
Canton-Ohio
Carlin Scrudato
Carlos Neto
Carlton Bennett 
Carol Deatrick Maher
Carol Scheherazade
Caroline Selia
Caroline Sullivan
Cassie Hudson
Catherine Doughty
Cee Yeahokay
Charlotte Chapin
Chell Stephen
Chelsea Frank
Chhandasi Pamina Bagchi
Christopher Van Veen
Chrystal Toth
Claire Moriarty
Clarissa Odence
Clint Pulver
Cooper the Comedian
Corey Hoffstein
Corey Ryan
Courtney Hermann
Courtney McCormick Alvarez
Dallas Jay Stark
Daniel Sarraf
Daniele Weinstein
Danielle Harper
Danielle Painter
Darwin Padolina
David Colella
David Howe
David Skibbins
David Stanbra
Deborah Smith
Deepak Parmani
Denise Hewett 
Devlin Murphy
Di Manic
Diana Dinerman
Diana Maurer
Diane Bell
Documentary Now
Echo Media
Edward Relf
Ella Gambel
Elle Schneider
Elyssa Burdett
Elyssa Phillips
Emily Best ‏
Emily Boyle
Emily Croft
Emily Dell
Emily Fritz
Emily Graham-Handley
Emily Spencer M.
Emily Spencer Munson
Emily Traversi
Emma C Wisniewski
Emma Chandler

Eon Song
Eric Heiss
Eric Tait Jr.
Erin Lindsey Krom
Erin Pruziner
Erin Runyon
Erinn C. Wischum
Fanny Chiari-Gotschall
Ferenc Laczko
Ferid Hasbun
Gabriela Oltean
Gabrielle Peters
George Westberg
Georgina Ware
Gordon B Hoffstein
Grace Huien
Haley Hunt
Hannah Hunt
Harry R Soza
Hayley West
Heather Chapman
Heather Hoy
Heej Won
Helenna Santos
Hilari Scarl
I Filmmaker IFF
Iain Sandison
Ian Littleworth
Ian McGuinness
Ingrid Gunther
Irkanay 
Ivana Massetti
Jack Marchetti
Jack Montague
Jaclyn Gramigna
Jaclyn McDonald
Jacquelin Sibears
James St Vincent
Janeen Megloranzo
Janet Krupin
Jaret Martino
Jason Baright
Jay Tucker
Jazz Jackson
Jeannine Torres ‏
Jeff Meyers
Jeffrey A. Brown
Jeffrey Perry
Jenna Hoffstein
Jennifer Desiderio
Jennifer Fischer 
Jeremy Lipsey
Jerry Thomas
Jess Engel
Jess Roy
Jesse Einstein
Jessica Graham 
Jessica Perlman
Jessica Rose
Jessica Spaid Schweinberg
Jessica Valentine
Jill Morley
Jillian Cantwell
Jillian Cbiscuit
Jim Picariello
Jimmy Janulis
Joan McCracken McAnany
Joanne J-Bird Phillips
Jocelyn Kelvin
Jocelyn Richard
Jodi Thompson Jasinski
Jody Hoffstein
Joey Sarafian
John Meyer
Jonathan Nagarian
Jonathan West ‏
Joseph Michael Amato
Josh Luddeni
Joshua Graul - Supreme Grip Commander (he voted but complained about the process a lot and asked for this credit)
JP Labbe
JTGeography
Juan Leguizamon
Julie Hiura
Justin Berezin
Justin Rielly
Kara Luiz
Karen Bishop
Karen Romero
Karen Silvia Reardon
Kasey L. Dickerson
Kasey Leigh Dickerson
Kate Gleason
Katelyn Ruth
Katherine Maxwell Metzger
Katherine Todd
Kathi Dietzel
Kathleen Wallace
Kathrin Hoerauf Gilly
Katie Goble
Katlyn Gregg
Katrina Day
Keith McKay
Keith Woodrow
Kelli Sheehy
Kelly Campelia
Kelly Zachrich
Kerri Kenny Clegg
Kevin Crosby
Kevin Gilmore
Khalia Davis
Kimberly Dilts
Kimi Little
Kimi Sisti
KimmyDaltonMitchell
Kira Mackenzie Bates
Kirsten Noll
Kristen Curtze

Kristen Denninger Snyder
Kristen Pickrell
Kristie Gilbert
Kristin Blair
Kristin Leverknight-Moore
Kyle Hoffstein
Kyle Kelley
Kyle Langenbach
Kylee Butch Harvey
Lacey Mark
Lady Parts
Lala Marie
Laura Fox
Laura Fox
Laura Wieme
Lauren Ann
Lauren E. Olsen
Lauren Kanfi
Lauren Schacher 
Lauren Young
Laurie Betz Steffa
Leah
Leah Cevoli
Leo Bleier
Leslie F
Leslie Segura
Letitia Trent
Lily Cummings
Lincoln Bandlow
Linda Brown
Linda Stewart
Lindsay Parsons Workman
lisa e williams
Lisa Felix
Lisa Zitter
Livja Jaho
Liz Williams
Lorena Gordon
Louis Matta
LuminaCare Solutions
Lynne Atkins
Madeline Merritt
Mandy Earle
Manya Zuba
Mara Tasker
Marc McKelvie
Margaret Folwell
Marianna Palka
Marina Lynn Macer
Mark Sternberg
Marshall Baines
Mary Saxer
Marzy Hart
Mat Doherty
Matt DeNoto
Matt Went
Matthew Dove
Matthew Grossfeld
Matthew McFarland
Matthew Sidney Long
Max Timm
Maya Raman
Meg Elliot Card
Meg Kane
Megan Henriksen
Melanie Cruz
Melissa Lowe
Melissa Portillo
Melissa Trupp
Meredith Kitz
Michael Ben Lawson
Michael DiBiasio
Michelle DeWyngaert
Miley Yamamoto
Milton Chassman
Mindy Stephan
Miranda Niemoth
Moises Gutierrez
Morgan McEnery
Morgan Michaels
Nadine Vincent
Nancy Vinicor
Naomi
Naomi Lewis
Natalie Gluck Bergman
Natalie Peyser
Natalie White
Nate Ross
Nathan Noyes
Nichole Jones
Nicolay Castro
Nicole Burslen
Nicole Elliott
Nicole Haber
Nicole Marquez
Noel Austin
Olivia Dudley
Olivia Nagle
One Day In America
Pam Goble
Paul Walling
Paulette Kaminski
Payal Mukerji
Peter Facinelli News
Phillip Briggs
Phyllis Walker
Playinwith Colour Mua
Rachael Higgins
Racheal Stephens
Rachel Greenberg Luck
Rachel Mccloskey
Rachel Solomon
Raheem Parpia
Rainy Kerwin
RaShaun Smith
Raza Syed
Rene Bordelon Andersen
Ria Rice Farmer
Riana Nelson
Ricci Spadacene
Richard McCrae
Rob Jaret
Rob Rossi

Robert Frodo Stultz
Robert Louis Love III
Robin M. Precht
Roe Moore
Rory Gory
Roshni Gor Charles
Ross Gordon
Roy Mcdonald
Ruby Malchino
Ruth Anne Grabowski
Sabrina Carvalho
Saeeda Durrani
Saliha S Brandenburg
Samantha Sciotti
Samantha Zachrich
Sandee Moore
Sarah Berk
Sarah Markle
Sarah Morris
Savannah Power
Scinny❤
Sean Choi
Sean Cross
Sebastien Stella
Seth Mangini
Shannon Caudill
Shannon Sais
Sharmila Dasgupta
Shauny Ullman
Sheetal Ramnath
Shelby Zoe Coley
Shelley Reicher-Lawrence
Shepherd Ahlers
Skye Grace Bennett
Sonia Kumar
Sophie Bain
Stacy Robbins Galasso
Stephanie DeMarco Cavallo
Stephanie Iscovitz
Stephanie Lomeli
Stephanie Servetas
Stephanie Tracy
Steven Beer
Steven Crosby
Steven Dariotis
Susan Tracy
Susan-Kate Heaney ‏
Suzanne Bernstein
Swati Mukherjee
Sydney Blair
Talia Rothenberg
Tamara Soraluz
Taylor Henderson
Tenley Woodman
Teri Gamble
Tess Sheridan
Tessa Raden
Thalia Barton
The Director List
Tia Malhotra
Toby Snedecor
Tom Vickery
Valerie Casella
Venture Dev. Center
Vinny Mantranga
Vladimir Weinstein
Whitney Choate Hargrove
Women in Media
Women Screenwriters
Yukari Kaito
Zach Salsman

Addendum:
John Hamilton
Marco Farsheed
David McFarlane
Isabelle Ribeiro
Nadia Nassif
Marcia Fournier
Sasanka Atapattu
David Howe
Timothy Simard
Jim Counihan
Jim Idelson
Samisha LaMeyer
Adam Krantiz
Joan Spagnoletti
Liz Spagnoletti
Marc Spagnoletti
Clarke Fitzsimmons
Ben Sidell
Emile McAnany
Rosemary Ellmer
Catherine Urbanek
Rachel Rosser
Andrew Galdi
Kenya
Nicole Chapman
Greta Merck
Betsy Holt
Christie Strong
Nora Chute
Nicole Malek
Thuc Nguyen
Blessing Yen
Hilari Scarl
Anne Touchette
Kimberly Dilts
Marissa Goodhill
Ivana Massetti
April Wolfe
Heidi Honeycutt
Melina Lizette
Claudia Fucigna
Joe Douillette

Turncoats: A Badass twilight prequel

A Revolutionary War doctor and Patriot soldier share a moment of undercover bloodsucking camaraderie as they attempt to save a young soldier who isn’t what he seems! Lauren immediately fell for this rich intersection of three incredible characters: Carlisle - a healer who inverts the classic blood sucking Dracula, Garett - the newborn who turns into a monster to protect his sister, and Lottie - based on real life Revolutionary soldier and personal hero of Lauren's, Debora Sampson. #GIRLBOSS

our PRESS

Friday, March 20
At about thirty past midnight on Friday, March 20 (so really it was Saturday early AM) Lauren did a live interview on Boston’s WBZ radio station on The Jordan Rich Show. Listen now!

 

Saturday, March 21
Check out this article write up in the Boston Herald!

Sunday, March 22
We hosted a Reddit AMA about the contest and females in film both behind and in front of the camera! Check out how it went at the thread HERE.

AFFILIATED PARTNERS

 

TWILIGHT TEAM

Ben Crippin Taylor Music Supervisor & Composer @BenCrippin

Ben Crippin Taylor
Music Supervisor
& Composer
@BenCrippin

Corey Ryan Visual Effects

Corey Ryan
Visual Effects

Jaclyn Gramigna Sound Design

Jaclyn Gramigna
Sound Design

Rick Tracy Creative Director

Rick Tracy
Creative Director

Hannah Hunt Vampire/PA/Intern @hannerhunt

Hannah Hunt
Vampire/PA/Intern
@hannerhunt

Savannah Power Director in Training/PA/Intern @SavvyP1422

Savannah Power
Director in Training/PA/Intern
@SavvyP1422

 

Want to be a part of this project? Vote for us and then email our team!