The Spencer Bell Tribute Album Vol. II is now available for purchase! Jackson covered Spencer’s Nicotine Dreams.
Now in its ninth year, the Big Island Film Festival at The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii has announced its 48 official selections to be screened May 22 to 26. The “talk story” film festival is a celebration of narrative films and filmmaking, with free family films at The Shops at Mauna Lani, daytime movies and nightly double features for grown-ups with no-host bar and pupu, plus “meet-the-stars” celebrity social events and more at The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii.
The grand opening at 7:30 p.m. May 22 at The Shops at Mauna Lani will include a free sampler of short films, and a chance to welcome filmmakers to the island. Celebrity guests Portia Doubleday, who appeared in “Her,” “Carrie” and “Youth in Revolt,” and Jackson Rathbone, who plays Jasper in the “Twilight” series, will appear in person, to give fans a chance to show their aloha.
More details via the Big Island Festival site.
Sunday, May 25th 5 to 7 p.m. at Lehua Theatre
Salute & Reception for Actor Jackson Rathbone
Best known for his role as “Jasper Hale” in the hugely successful TWILIGHT franchise, Jackson Rathbone has been an international presence in film since 2007. Originally hailing from Texas, Jackson quickly found roles in both movies and television, garnering critical recognition for his turn as a serial killer in CRIMINAL MINDS, as well as lead roles in major international box office hits such as TWILIGHT and THE LAST AIRBENDER. He can most recently be seen in the upcoming super-natural independent suspense thriller THE DEAD MEN.
Award presentation with honoree interview and audience
Q & A. then more incredible food & beverages.
Reservations by May 24 – $35 per person
One new still of Jackson as Snippy in Senior Skip Day has been added to the gallery. Enjoy!
- Senior Skip Day (2008) > Production Stills
Screencaptures from the second season of Aim High have finally been added to the gallery!
And don’t forget, you can catch all of season 1 and season 2 on Crackle!
2 stills from Aim High and the season 2 promotional poster have been added to the gallery. I’ve also replaced the season one promotional poster with an HQ version with thanks to Courtney!
Additional photos of Jackson from the Twilight Forever Fan Experience Exhibit Launch have been added to the gallery.
Three outtakes from three of Jackson’s photoshoots have been added to the gallery. Enjoy.
In a recent interview with The Wrap producer Lance Sloane talks about the second season of Aim High. I’ve included the questions/answers that mention Jackson below.
Did you always want to cast Jackson?
Before we got Jackson, my son was really good friends with David Henrie, the kid from “Wizards of Waverly Place.” It was a huge hit when we were in production and he begged to be a part of ["Aim High"], but he was under an existing contract. McG was always a fan of Jackson Rathbone, and he jumped in while doing “Twilight.”
How would you describe Jackson’s character?
The job he’s taken is not what he signed up for. He’s super good at it but wants to be a regular kid. He wants to date the hot girl.
How long do you think you can keep it going? Won’t Jackson get too old to play a kid in high school?
He’s getting to that point now for sure. We really had conversations about the second season – is he in high school anymore or is he off in Jakarta on a mission? You can go anywhere with it. The next season, god willing, maybe we’ll highlight another character or Jackson hands it off.
Who determines if there is another season?
We’ve talked to Crackle about a third. That could be cool. A small group of us determine a third one, but ultimately it’s the fans. We have to give them what they want.
Since it’s officially the 14th here on the west coast, I’d like to wish Jackson a happy 29th birthday! Have a good one today! And don’t forget to send your birthday messages to him on twitter/facebook!
The Twilight actor raves about the “Wrecking Ball” singer’s iHeartRadio show in Las Vegas…but does he consider himself a Smiler?