Follow up: Lexington filmmaker wins in ‘Twilight’ competition

Lindsey Hancock Williamson in the pitch video for "Turncoats," the "Twilight"-based short film she will direct in the Lexington area later this month. Photo courtesy of Suburban Tallyhoo Productions.

Lindsey Hancock Williamson in the pitch video for “Turncoats,” the “Twilight”-based short film she will direct in the Lexington area later this month. Photo courtesy of Suburban Tallyhoo Productions.

Lexington director Lindsey Hancock Williamson has won (again) in the Twilight Storytellers competition, and will film her short movie based on characters from the Twilight series later this month.

The Storytellers — New Voices of the Twilight Saga competition was launched by Twilight author Stephenie Meyer to make six new Twilight mini-movies by female directors. Williamson initially won the story idea and screenplay portions of the competition with Turncoats, her tale of the Revolutionary War meeting of Carlisle Cullen, father of series hero Edward Cullen, and Garrett, a vampire introduced at the end of the final book in the series, Breaking Dawn.

In the last round, she faced off against a Boston-based director for the chance to film her script. The outcome was determined by a combination of judges’ decisions and public voting. She was one of six winning directors.

Williamson is a Lexington native who went to film school in Nashville and then worked in film production in New York. She and her husband, Sam Williamson, founded Suburban Tallyho Productions and moved back to Lexington to be near family.

Williamson said she plans to film later this month in Central Kentucky.

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