Zombie Girl: The Movie (2009) Movie Review
Zombie Girl: The Movie
directed by: Justin Johnson, Aaron Marshall and Erik Mauck
R Squared Films
reviewer: James DePaolo
Emily Hagins is making a her first movie, and its a zombie film. She is only 12.
Review-This is a documentary about a 12 year old girl from Austin, TX. who started writing a script at 10 years old and a screenplay. And at 12, started filming it. The movie is called Pathogens. Its a old fashioned zombie film. Her mother does the make up and holds the boom microphone. And her father is a actor in the film and does music. Harry Knowles who is also from Texas has a lot of camera time as he knew about her story and shares his insight through out the film. To see a 12 year old girl who is a die hard film fan shoot this movie, is amazing. Of course, the movie is honest and we do see some of the bickering between mom and daughter and dad. This documentary shows how this movie went from a idea, to her going for a grant and getting it. And then selling out the Alamo Draft house. The movie is a must for anyone who ever cared to see the process of making a film, then seeing it thru the eyes of a child. Its amazing. And to see her on stage at the Alamo and making a speech and watching her mom’s reactions, it was a touching and cool moment. Emily has a fun time with the camera and also talking to the camera. You feel she is a natural. And watching other kids react with her and be blown away by what she is doing. And, working thru weird conditions and never giving up. This is a good little documentary that I had a lot of fun with. And also included in this dvd, is the full length feature Pathogens. Which was fun. You have to think no budget and a 12 year old kid, its remarkable.
8 out of 10