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Pathogen (2006)

An infection which appears to be caused by a bacteria in the water turns out to be more. A fourteen-year-old student, Dannie, feels the real cause is linked to her recurring dreams. When ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rose Kent-McGlew Rose Kent-McGlew ... Dannie
Alec Herskowitz Alec Herskowitz ... Sam
Tiger Darrow ... Christine
Tony Vespe Tony Vespe ... Cameron
Alex Schroeder Alex Schroeder ... Stacy
Estrella Gonzales Estrella Gonzales ... Jen
Amanda Haight Amanda Haight ... Chloe
Rebecca Elliott Rebecca Elliott ... Researcher Sue
Jose Ramirez Jose Ramirez ... Doctor
Jessica Cargill Jessica Cargill ... Researcher
C. Robert Cargill C. Robert Cargill ... Janitor
Joy M. Furman Joy M. Furman ... Dannie's Mom
Harry Jay Knowles ... Radio Announcer
Jay Giovanni Ramirez Jay Giovanni Ramirez ... Davy
Dannie Helen Loraine Knowles Dannie Helen Loraine Knowles ... School Nurse
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An infection which appears to be caused by a bacteria in the water turns out to be more. A fourteen-year-old student, Dannie, feels the real cause is linked to her recurring dreams. When the infection reaches an epidemic level. it becomes clear that this infection not only kills, but restores the body to a minimally functioning state where the infected become the "living-dead". This unique twist on the classic zombie theme, centers around the highly-intuitive Dannie Jacobs and a group of four other middle school students who try to save their friends, their town and themselves in spite of the odds against them. While they are desperately trying to find an answer before it's too late, they meet researcher Sue who may hold the key to the infection and Dannie's dreams. Written by Megan Hagins

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Do you know what happens when you drink the water?

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25 March 2006 (USA) See more »

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Austin, Texas, USA

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$7,000 (estimated)
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Written, directed, and edited by 12-year-old Emily Hagins. She had previously created a number of short films. See more »

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Featured in Zombie Girl: The Movie (2009) See more »

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A fun first effort from a promising teen director
3 January 2007 | by angafeaSee all my reviews

I just finished watching my copy of "Pathogen" and I have to say I loved it. The excitement, love, and fun that was put on the screen entertained me way beyond the typical mega-budged blockbuster. Congrats on a wonderful creation. Emily, please keep 'em coming! You are a very talented young lady, and also very blessed to have such supportive parents and friends.

As much as I loved the movie, I found the commentaries joyful as well. The actors obviously had great respect for you, and with good reason. The amount of work this took is staggering to myself, an adult. Heck, even taking the time to post this little note is about all I find myself having time for.

The whole cast turned in really fun performances, but the stand out actor is young Tiger Darrow. If she's not in either a major motion picture or a buzz-worth indy film (whichever she chooses) before she's 18, I'll eat my keyboard.

As for other people trying to decide if they should order the DVD, if you like encouraging the next generation, if you enjoy stories told across a dinner table, if you like zombie movies, or if you think you'd like to see a young talent on the ground floor this is the DVD for you. And it's really cheap, too! No price gouging here, no artiste pricing. Best of all, when Emily is a big name director, you will have the sweetest privilege ever...being able to say "Oh yah, I've know about her for years" to your out of touch friends.

This project is truly a testament to the wonders of the modern age, not the showy ones, but the personal ones, and Emily M. Hagins is showing us the world inside our door.


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