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Review: Grow Up, Tony Phillips

4 November 2014 6:54 AM, PST | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Back in 2009, I caught a screening of Emily Hagins’ zombie film Pathogen at a women in film festival, followed by Zombie Girl: The Movie, a documentary centered around her making this film.  At the time of Pathogen‘s production, Hagins was merely twelve years old.  It was an impressive film, regardless of her age, and she truly showed the world that she was a force to be reckoned with.  Not wanting to be a one-hit wonder, Hagins’ created two more films, with the teen vampire comedy My Sucky Teen Romance being the next to grab audiences’ attentions.  At only 19 years old, Hagins’ film at moments showed her age, but was still a solid and entertaining effort.  Now, Hagins is no longer a child.  She may be a young adult, but she is an adult.  She can drive, vote, and legally drink if she chooses.  The niche allure of her wunderkind »

- BJ Colangelo

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Watch This Now: Andy Young’s Short Film Keith & Heath

20 May 2014 9:21 AM, PDT | SmellsLikeScreenSpirit | See recent SmellsLikeScreenSpirit news »

Other than knowing that Keith & Heath features the two titular puppets, I went into writer-director Andy Young's (The Crime of the Century) eight-minute short film with absolutely no idea what to expect. And, I gotta say, I was pretty blown away! The Keith and Heath puppets have a familiar Sesame Street-like air about them, with a craftfully-rendered design (Puppet Designers: Laura Dávila, Victoria Prescott & Laura Stephens) that is more nostalgic than mere copycatting. The voicing (Jon Cozart), puppeteering (Jennifer Bateman & Christian Haigis) and production design (Emily Haueisen) are so spot-on perfect, that it is difficult to believe that this is not a Sesame Workshop or The Jim Henson Company production. On top of all that, there is a bevy of Austin-based talent that appears as the puppets' human counterparts -- such as Sam Eidson, Byron Brown, Katie Folger and Tony Vespe. Unlike some of the actors who have »

- Don Simpson

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