Typing Faster

November 5, 2009

What’s your excuse?

Filed under: Breaking In, Craft, Features, Stuff I Like — petertypingfaster @ 11:39 am

I’d like to introduce you to Emily Hagins. Emily is a writer / director from Austin, Texas. She’s currently prepping her third film. A fan of old school horror flicks, Pathogen, her first film, was a Romero-esque Zombie movie with lots of blood and gore, while Party Killer was a play on the slasher genre.

Oh yeah. Did I mention that Emily started doing all this when she was just 12 years old?

It’s a pretty cool story. Emily just turned 17, but she’s already produced two feature length films that have seen limited theatrical releases. Impressive.

Her story’s also featured in an award winning documentary called Zombie Girl: The Movie, produced by Justin Johnson and Aaron Marshall, which won the Spirit of Slamdance Award at the 2009 Slamdance Film Festival.

There’s a great Q&A with Aaron over at Go Into Story that’s worth the read. And a big H/T to Scott Myers for posting such a cool story.

And it is a cool story. You’ve got a 12 year old girl who decided to go out there and make a feature film. And then she did it again. And now she’s doing it again.

How many of us can say the same thing? What’s our excuse?

If you want to be a director, then you could do a lot worse than emulating Emily Hagins.

Here’s a trailer for Zombie Girl: The Movie

A trailer for Emily’s first film Pathogen

And a Zombie Girl: The Movie Q&A from Slamdance:

No more excuses.



  1. My cat ate it.

    Comment by Erin — November 5, 2009 @ 9:12 pm

    • That’s why I’m a dog person…

      Comment by petertypingfaster — November 5, 2009 @ 9:15 pm

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