Emily Hagins

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Emily Hagins
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Emily Hagins, 2008
Born (1992-10-27) October 27, 1992 (age 28)
Years active2002–present

Emily Hagins (born October 27, 1992) is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker.


Emily Hagins made her first feature at the age of 12 in her hometown of Austin, Texas – a zombie movie called Pathogen. The documentary Zombie Girl: The Movie chronicled her process from start to finish. Hagins made her second feature, The Retelling, at the age of 14. At 17, she wrote and directed her third feature, My Sucky Teen Romance, which film premiered at SXSW and was distributed by Dark Sky Films.

Her fourth feature, Grow Up, Tony Phillips, also premiered at SXSW and was released on DVD/VOD in 2014. She also wrote and directed the segment "Touch" for Chiller's horror anthology Chilling Visions: 5 Senses of Fear. Her most recent feature film, a teen heist movie titled Coin Heist, is based on a young adult novel of the same name and was released as a Netflix Original Film in January 2017.[1] She also completed the six-part digital series Hold to Your Best Self with Adaptive Studios, which premiered at SXSW 2018.[2]



  1. ^ Wolfe, April (2017-01-30). "Coin Heist's Emily Hagins Isn't a "Girl Director" — She's a Filmmaker". L.A. Weekly. Retrieved 2018-03-21.
  2. ^ Enlow, Courtney (2018-09-14). "Emily Hagins' journey from 12-year-old horror wunderkind to adult auteur". SYFY WIRE. Retrieved 2020-08-27.
  3. ^ "Interview: Young Filmmaker Emily Hagins On Combining Comedy And Carnage For 'My Sucky Teen Romance'". StarPulse. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Emily Hagins' Unsucky Movie Career". Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  5. ^ "Austin Filmmaker Emily Hagins Debuts Series at SXSW Film". Retrieved 2018-03-21.

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