Emily Hagins inspires me! Her passion for filmmaking as well as her ability to finish projects is a giant mirror in which I dare not stare. Let’s face it, for a 12-year-old to make a full-length film, she has to not only be passionate about what she’s doing, but determined and willing to work her ass off to make it happen. Now 18 years old, this is Emily’s third feature film.
Full disclosure: I donated to Emily’s fundraiser for My Sucky Teen Romance because I believe in her and I want her to keep making movies.
Synopsis from the press release (Source):
The kids are biting and the blood is flowing in teenage writer-director Emily Hagins’ horror-comedy breakthrough, MY SUCKY TEEN ROMANCE, the buzzed-about genre sensation. On 17-year-old Kate’s last weekend in town before heading to college, she and her geeky friends head to SpaceCON, the local sci-fi/fantasy convention. There, Kate meets Paul, a recently turned teen vampire (who takes advantage of the gathering’s costume atmosphere by actually dressing as a bloodsucker). But when Kate tries to make a move on him, he gives her the hickey from hell.
Kate and her pals then discover that Paul is not the only vampire at the convention, and it is up to them to kick some vampire butt, or Kate’s going to be attending permanent night school from now on!
Vibrant young actors including Elaine Hurt, Patrick Delgado, Lauren Vunderink and Lauren Lee help teen writer-director Emily Hagins take a bite out of modern pop vampires in a hilarious, bloody tale that proves once and for all that love, like, totally sucks!