19 Oct


Aurora Picture Show presents a screening of Zombie Girl: The Movie, along with a special talk by the Zombie girl herself, Emily Hagins, this coming Saturday and Sunday. The Saturday screening will take place at 8 p.m. at DiverseWorks Art Space, with filmmaker Erik Mauck in attendance. On Sunday, a video salon with Ms. Hagins will follow at the Aurora Video Library, 1524 Sul Ross, at 1 p.m. 

Zombie Girl: The Movie is a documentary by Austin filmmakers Mauck,  Justin Johnson and Aaron Marshall that chronicles the creative passion of Emily Hagins, an extraordinary pre-teen girl following her dreams for two heartbreaking years as she makes a feature length zombie film. 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 teenager. Emily has the vision and her mom has the driver’s license. Together, their journey is an enlightening look at a growing world of young moviemakers and the bloodiest mother/daughter story you’ve ever seen. 

An avid film lover, Emily had written several screenplays before her tenth birthday. But it was not until she turned 11 that she saw her very first zombie movie (UNDEAD), which inspired her to make her first feature length movie. Not only did Hagins write the screenplay for the zombie feature, but she also directed, raised funds (and was awarded money from the Austin Film Society grant), did the camera work, co-produced, and edited the movie. Hagins will show clips from her film, Pathogen, and discuss her experience as a filmmaker at Sunday’s salon discussion. 

Admission to the Saturday screening of Zombie Girl: The Movie is $7 for non-members and free for Aurora Picture Show members. The Sunday afternoon video salon with Emily Hagins is free and open to the public. RSVPs are requested at


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