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Aj Bowen (A Horrible Way to Die, You're Next) and Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator, From Beyond) have signed on for Grow Up, Tony Phillips, the fourth feature film from writer-director Emily Hagins (My Sucky Teen Romance, Pathogen). The pair join previously attached cast members Tony Vespe, Devin Bonnée (both of My Sucky Teen Romance), and Jamie Landau (son of Jon Landau, in his feature film acting debut) in the independently-produced comedy about a Halloween-loving teenager who doesn't think childhood passions should have an expiration date.
Grow Up, Tony Phillips is the fourth feature film from young director Emily Hagins, who drew an international spotlight when she set out to make her first feature, the zombie film Pathogen, at only 11 years old. Her most recent film, the vampire comedy My Sucky Teen Romance, enjoyed its world premiere at the 2011 South by Southwest Film Festival, where it was acquired by Dark Sky Films for American distribution. »
Title: My Sucky Teen Romance Director: Emily Hagins Starring: Elaine Hurt, Patrick Delgado and Santiago Dietche My first introduction to the work of Emily Hagins was when I watched the documentary “Zombie Girl: The Movie”, which chronicled a 15 year old Emily and her attempt at making a feature length zombie movie. She didn’t have any prior movie making experience, and in fact, as the documentary tells us, had only been interested in the idea of making movies for a relatively short amount of time. What she might have lacked in experience, she more than made up for with an incredibly supportive family, plenty of friends who had open schedules, and possibly [ Read More ]
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We've always supported Emily Hagins ever since she was an 11-year-old directing her first feature-length horror film back in 2006. That movie was Pathogen, and its unique story was the focus of a really entertaining documentary called Zombie Girl: The Movie. Since then Emily has continued to feed her dream of making movies by directing two additional feature films, The Retelling and My Sucky Teen Romance, the latter of which scored her a premiere at the SXSW Film Festival and a distribution deal through Dark Sky Films (watch My Sucky Teen Romance now on DVD/Blu-ray/iTunes/VOD). Now Emily is back -- she's older and wiser -- and she's taking her next feature film to Kickstarter for assistance in funding what will be her first movie that isn't set squarely in the...
- Erik Davis
Look, I don’t need to tell you that piracy is bad. Even if you do surf the uncharted seas, I hope you know how important it is to support independent film. The filmmakers of stuff like My Sucky Teen Romance have their futures in the hands of possible consumers. When said possible consumers do not buy their product because they can get it for free, that hurts them. There is some amazing talent out there and I sure as shit hope that you realize what you are doing if you do pirate films or music.
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- Andy Triefenbach
In films about the teenage social scene, there is an inevitable disconnect between the adult director, and the youthful experience that he or she wants to portray. My Sucky Teen Romance is a rare exception, since the writer/director Emily Hagins happens to be 19 years old and a peer to her characters. Hagins began her exceptional career at the age of 12, when she created her first feature-length film, Pathogen, and became the youngest recipient of the Texas Filmmakers Production Fund grant, not to mention the youngest feature film director in the United States. The zombie movie was a group effort in her neighborhood in Austin, Texas, where Hagins was known affectionately as the “Movie girl.” Cameras also documented every behind the scenes moment of the production process for a documentary called Zombie Girl: The Movie. Since then, Hagins has developed into a more professional and experienced filmmaker, delving into more complex plots, »
- Mariel Falk
With My Sucky Teen Romance, Hagins takes a crack at the vampire sub-genre. The film concerns 17-year-old Kate. On her last weekend in town before heading to college, she and her geeky friends head to SpaceCON, the local sci-fi/fantasy convention. There, Kate meets Paul, a recently turned teen vampire (who takes advantage of the gathering's costume atmosphere by actually dressing as a bloodsucker). But when Kate tries to make a move on him, he gives her the hickey from hell. Kate and her pals then discover that Paul is not the only vampire at the convention, »
Chicago – At age 12, Emily Hagins was literally surrounded by cameras. She was in the midst of directing her first feature, a zombie thriller entitled “Pathogen,” while a film crew chronicled her every move for their own documentary, “Zombie Girl: The Movie.” By the time production wrapped, Hagins was considered a budding sensation on the indie film circuit.
As the youngest director in the U.S., Hagins has displayed an enthusiasm, invention and craftsmanship that far exceeds that of many filmmakers three times her age. On the heels of her sophomore effort, a spooky mystery called “The Retelling,” Hagins has delved into the realm of comedy with a teen romance that deconstructs the “Twilight” phenomenon, while offering its own distinctive twist on the vampire genre. “My Sucky Teen Romance” stars Elaine Hurt as a girl looking to have a fling at the sci-fi/horror convention, SpaceCON, and ends up getting far more than she bargained for. »
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7 items from 2012
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