Most twelve-year-olds are busy with friends, homework, and online chatting. But film-obsessed Emily Hagins spends her time writing and directing a feature-length zombie movie. ZOMBIE GIRL: THE MOVIE documents the exhilarating and heartbreaking two years it took her to shoot, edit, and premiere the film to a sold out audience in Austin, Texas.
Encouraged by famous friends and fans - including Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings), who she corresponds with in third grade, and journalist Harry Knowles of Ain’t It Cool News fame, ZOMBIE GIRL: THE MOVIE traces Emily’s remarkable vision and youthful will to succeed. And with the help of her mother as agent, crew, and biggest fan, Emily launches an epic adventure in genre filmmaking, battling everything from budget shortfalls to self-doubt, all while coming of age as a young girl. Emily has the vision and her mom has the driver’s license. Together, their journey is a funny, enlightening look at a growing world of young moviemakers, and the bloodiest mother/daughter story you’ve ever seen.