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MY SUCKY TEEN ROMANCE is coming to Blu-Ray & a theater near you?

Hey folks, Harry here...   This September 4th, 2012...  MY SUCKY TEEN ROMANCE is coming to Blu-Ray on the Dark Sky Films label!   This is awesome news for anyone that has been following the rather amazing development of Emily Hagins' burgeoning film career.   This is her third feature film.   The last of her High School years - I can't believe how far Emily has come, so quickly.  When I watched it for the first time at the Paramount Theatre here in Austin during SXSW...  I was stunned that the film was as professional and just flat out REAL feeling.   The VFX work, the performances, the pacing of the film, the humor...  It was working.   The characters were developed and portrayed by young actors with a future ahead of them.  This is a film that genre lovers should really get behind, because it is working far better than some studio flicks with 10s of millions of dollars.   And it was made on a shoe-string!   Emily is now working upon her 4th feature - but when Dark Sky picked up the title, they contacted me to see if I would be interested in helping them get MY SUCKY TEEN ROMANCE in some theaters for Big Screen Screenings - and I agreed.   I'm proud of this little film, and I really do think my improv'd cameo is one of my better on screen roles.   And Yoko was even the Music Supervisor on the flick.   So yeah.   Lots of love.   Seeing this artwork with a Blu-Ray label on the top of it is one of the most surreal awesome things I've seen in a long time.    As we get closer to that date, we'll be sharing the screening opportunities.   If you'd like to see this wonderful youthful Vampire Horror-Comedy-Romance...  be sure to let us know, and we'll be sure to help make it possible!   Here's the BluRay cover:

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  • June 22, 2012, 7:27 p.m. CST

    I like turtles.

    by moorE12

  • June 22, 2012, 7:33 p.m. CST


    by Jason Walsh

    Id like to check this out. Anything Dark sky films puts out is awesome

  • June 22, 2012, 7:56 p.m. CST

    Well at least the title is honest.... it'll be Sucky

    by ShiftyEyedDog

  • June 22, 2012, 7:58 p.m. CST

    ^^^ lmao

    by Chris

  • June 22, 2012, 9:46 p.m. CST

    I'd forgotten about this....

    by gotilk

    Congrats to her! You've been writing about her stuff for years now. It's kind of exciting to see one of her films with that blu-ray logo.

  • June 22, 2012, 9:57 p.m. CST

    It's actually pretty awesome.

    by John Maddening

    And when you think that a seventeen-year-old girl wrote and directed a feature film this well-constructed, it's even more impressive. I'll pay for it in the theater, I'll buy the disc.

  • June 22, 2012, 10:16 p.m. CST

    Yeah 433!

    by gotilk

    Me too. She's one of us. Gotta support her.

  • June 22, 2012, 11:32 p.m. CST

    She's not one of us, gotilk

    by D.Vader

    Unless I'm in the company of people whose parents pay for everything they do so they'll never know or need a real job. Yeah I'm a little bitter and jealous, I fully admit it.

  • June 22, 2012, 11:40 p.m. CST

    The cover makes it look like an animated film ...

    by Prior Walter

    And speaking of covers, I think they should quote Harry on the box cover: "Professional! Looks real!"

  • June 22, 2012, 11:59 p.m. CST

    d. vader

    by BDT

    hafta laugh if you think her parents have such resources to pay her way. I'd place your jealousy elsewhere like the the fact that she lives in Austin where there are scores of supporting, talented peeps who help her make movies for the love of the craft.

  • June 23, 2012, 12:17 a.m. CST

    That movie funded by

    by David_Denmans_Beard

    To think her parents haven't funded her is just ludicrous. Obviously she isn't some filthy rich dynasty brat but to believe she's done all this with virtually nothing is a little silly, even for the most stalwart troll.

  • June 23, 2012, 12:43 a.m. CST

    harrys wife did the music supervising?

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    no wonder this is getting mentioned on here ps: im with dvade on this... chick is not one of us at all

  • June 23, 2012, 1:09 a.m. CST

    This girl is nobody...

    by OldDickLemon

    She's been fat boy's project for 6 years. Her "films" never make it out of Austin. She's the new Script Girl around this parts, just without the awesome tits.

  • June 23, 2012, 1:20 a.m. CST

    Odd cover for this story. 80's video game sprite graphics style

    by throatwarbler_mangrove

    isn't relevant to her age range.

  • Nah, keep it simple: "Giggle!" - Harry Knowles, AICN.

  • June 23, 2012, 3:54 a.m. CST

    olddicklemon, you are so wrong about that

    by Rupee88

    This chick has some great titties. (actually I haven't seen her, but I'm assuming.) And doesn't make sense to dislike her even if her parents did fun her movie. I have no idea if they did but whatever. So she is Harry's pet project and he wants to promote it on his big deal.

  • June 23, 2012, 3:57 a.m. CST

    Great news. Saw this at Frightfest last year, recommended

    by Dolmes

    Genuinely funny little flick with some bang on observations about teenage life. Is it coming to UK blu-ray though?

  • I mean viciously slamming a teenage girl who's actually pushing herself to follow her passion... And on the road to a career... That's pretty pathetic.

  • June 23, 2012, 6:51 a.m. CST

    I for one can't wait to see it

    by mr_tough_guy

    It has already cost me $50 as I backed it when they did their crowdfunding, would be nice to finaly see what I helped to pay for. Besides I loved Pathogen, despite all it's flaws, will be nice to see how far Emily has progressed since then

  • June 23, 2012, 9:21 a.m. CST

    I live in atl, I'll go

    by SupermanIsMyGod

    I went to the get the gringo screening since you FINALLY brought something to Atlanta so I'd be there in a heartbeat

  • June 23, 2012, 10:10 a.m. CST

    I'd pay to see it.

    by Rob Jenson

    I saw Pathogen years ago and it while it was, well, what you'd expect, it was still amazing in that it was done by a young girl with no budget, and her passion for the films is obvious. I'm very interested to see what she's done for film #3. She's obviously got a hellavua career in front of her. What happened to film #2, btw?

  • June 23, 2012, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Not surprised by the negativity, but you should know...

    by Peter Hall

    ...Emily is not at all like these talkbacks make her out to be. Her family isn't rich, nor is she spoiled, they simply do what they can to help her achieve her dreams, whether that's trying to get a loan approved or just showing up on set with a pot of chili for the crew to eat. I realize that being covered on AICN gives her more of an edge publicity-wise than your average filmmaker, but you don't understand the business one bit if you think that gets her movies made, paid for and sent along their merry way on easy street. Maybe you're an aspiring filmmaker and you think, "I could do that shit too if Harry just posted about me," but you're wrong. You COULD do it too if you actually got off your ass and tried. If you have tried, you know that making a feature film, even a half decent one, is very, very hard work regardless of age or (perceived) access. To the people saying Emily isn't "one of us," you're absolutely right. She's actually trying.

  • give her time, some girls are late bloomers. speaking of script girl, whatever happened to her? like did being on this site help anything at all? does she have a better job or anything because of whatever exposure this place gave?

  • June 23, 2012, 7:09 p.m. CST

    elwood blues

    by Rupee88

    so would less offensive to slam a teenage boy? That's what you implied there to some degree.

  • June 23, 2012, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Her second movie was called THE RETELLING

    by CountryBoy

    I believe it's a ghost story, but I know nothing about it. Like the title, though.

  • June 24, 2012, 12:50 a.m. CST

    Even if this movie was awful

    by billcom6

    Do you think they would mention that at this point?

  • June 24, 2012, 2:13 a.m. CST

    I made a vampire movie too...

    by sonnyfern

  • June 24, 2012, 9:03 a.m. CST

    433 what's up!

    by Pat

    Haven't seen you since the Pineapple Express screening. Good to see you're still on. Harry this is your guy for MPSL/St. Paul MN stuff! He handled those Sony guys with wands and shit with total grace.

  • June 24, 2012, 11:22 p.m. CST

    The only amazing development of her career is...

    by Melanie Griffiths Sour Patch

    ...Harry's been pimping her from the start. She hung around enough of his film events in Austin to get him to consider her part of his inner sanctum. Still, that will only get her so far. Most studio execs laugh at Ain't It Cool these days and Harry's not a player. He can make a few calls and maybe open a door ajar, but he can't make a career happen without actual talent and ability. Only Judd Apatow is capable of that with what he's accomplished for Lena Dunham.

  • June 25, 2012, 8:59 a.m. CST

    We cant say this movie looks stupid because it was made by a kid?

    by ajit maholtra