How did Alice and Jasper Meet? AKA The Twilight Storytellers Short Films

During the virtual book tour for Midnight Sun, Stephenie received a lot of questions asking for more details about many of the other characters in the Twilight series. You can find lots of detailed information about all the character’s backstories in The Official Illustrated Guide (which is not in print at the moment but you can get a Kindle version here.) 

But wait! There’s more…

In 2014, Stephenie teamed up with Lionsgate, Tongal, Women in Film and Facebook to create Storytellers: New Voices of the Twilight Saga. The goal was to address a larger need for more content by, for, and about women and to provide new female voices with an opportunity to be heard. There was a tremendous response (you can catch up on all the amazing details on Tongal’s website) and the result was seven amazing short films created by fourteen phenomenal female filmmakers. 

You can enjoy all films below!

The Mary Alice Brandon File

Written & Directed by The Spear Sisters

Set as a moody period drama with a pinch of Gothic mystery, THE MARY ALICE BRANDON FILE explores Alice’s resilient spirit as her dark past is revealed.

We’ve Met Before

Written by Thea Green

Directed by Yulin Kuang

In WE’VE MET BEFORE, Alice and Jasper meet for the first time…or so it would seem. As the conversation evolves, the history of their true and everlasting love is coyly revealed. 


Written by Mary Kehoe & Cate Carson

Directed by Cate Carson

After her transformation, Esme’s struggle to overcome her craving for human blood is only intensified by the painful memories of her tragedy-ridden past. In MASQUE, Carlisle helps Esme find hope for the future…and maybe even a family. 


Written by Alanna Smith

Directed by Amanda Tasse

Terrified that his own special power has caused so much harm, Benjamin turns away from the world. SUNRISE details Benjamin’s return to his human roots, where he can no longer hide from the girl that stole his heart long ago.


Written by Cullyn Doerfler & Megan Reese

Directed by Maja Fernquist

CONSUMED is the emotional story of Jane’s past. Like her brother Alec, Jane was always “special,” but in their quaint hamlet, their specialness inspires scorn and has terrible consequences until a mysterious stranger comes along and takes an unusual interest in them.


Written & Directed by Lindsey Hancock Williamson

Set against the backdrop of the American Revolution, TURNCOATS explores the characters and events that forged Garrett and Carlisle’s enduring friendship. 

The Groundskeeper

Written by Sarah Boshear

Directed by Nicole Eckenroad

In THE GROUNDSKEEPER, Alice and her fearless confidante grapple with the grave choices they are forced to make when a unique kind of hunter has Alice in his sights.