You may remember the film Zombie Girl: The Movie from Adam Sweeney’s coverage of Fantastic Fest ’08. In his review he called it a “diamond in the rough,” placing it among the best docs he’d seen in all of 2008. The doc follows the story of 16-year old Emily Hagins, the director of a feature length zombie flick called Pathogen. With the help of her mother Megan and friends in her home town, Emily set out to do something quite extraordinary. Zombie Girl is a testament to the power of the oncoming YouTube generation, a generation of kids who just might be the next wave of visionary indie filmmakers. And they’re starting early. For more on Zombie Girl: The Movie, check out Adam’s two part interview with Emily and Megan here.

Zombie Girl: The Movie will be playing at next week’s Slamdance Film Festival, a fest that has seen the premieres of some of the most memorable docs of the past few years, including Dear Zachary (2008) and The King of Kong (2007). For more cool videos, check out The Daily Diversion archive. For more from Addictive TV, check out Addictive.tv. If you’d like to send us a video, please feel free to drop it off to editors@filmschoolrejects.com.


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