Emily Hagins

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Emily Hagins
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Emily Hagins, 2008
Born (1992-10-27) October 27, 1992 (age 23)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Years active 2002–present

Emily Hagins (born October 27, 1992) is an Austin-based filmmaker known for her 2006 independent feature film Pathogen, which she directed at the age of 12.[1][2]


Hagins was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 27, 1992 and moved to Austin, Texas in 1993. She showed an interest in film and filmmaking at an early age and made 8 short films and a documentary about an independent film, CrazyInsane Productions' Organic. Her short Buddie vs. The Barbies I attracted the attention of director Cameron Crowe, who found it "really funny".[3] In 2004 she completed the script for Pathogen, a feature-length zombie film. Hagins received a 2005 Texas Filmmakers Production Fund grant to finish post production work on the film, which premiered at the Alamo Drafthouse[4] A 2009 documentary by Vacdoomed Productions entitled Zombie Girl: The Movie profiled her production of Pathogen.[5]



  1. ^ Kearney, Mary Celeste (2006). Girls Make Media. Routledge. pp. 190, 213, 336. ISBN 1135474796. 
  2. ^ "19-Year-Old Director Emily Hagins Talks 'My Sucky Teen Romance,' Making Movies About Teenagers & More". IndieWire. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Ford, Lauren Smith (October 2006). "Spotlight:Talent Zombie Girl". TeenVogue.com: 60–62. 
  4. ^ INGMAN, MARRIT (June 30, 2006). "The Latest From Z Zeitgeist". Austin Chronicle. 
  5. ^ "Zombie Girl: The Movie". RT. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Interview: Young Filmmaker Emily Hagins On Combining Comedy And Carnage For 'My Sucky Teen Romance'". StarPulse. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Emily Hagins' Unsucky Movie Career". Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 

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