Grow Up, Tony Phillips Gets a New Trailer and Poster

Director Emily Hagins new film Grow Up, Tony Phillips has a new trailer and poster just in time for its SXSW premiere. The film is Hagins’ fourth feature film despite being just 20 years old. She directed her first feature film Pathogen at the age of 12, followed by The Retelling in 2009 and My Sucky Teen Romance in 2011 (which you can find on DVD and Blu-ray). Her latest movie is about a young man who doesn’t think childhood passions should have an expiration date and whether or not you can grow as an adult and still love the things you’ve always loved. Grow Up, Tony Phillips stars AJ Bowen (The Signal, A Horrible Way to Die), Tony Vespe (My Sucky Teen Romance), Katie Folger (Zero Charisma), Jamie Landau (his feature film debut), Devin Bonnée (My Sucky Teen Romance) and Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator, From Beyond, Chopping Mall).

I think Hagins’ latest looks pretty great. I can certainly relate to Tony Phillips predicament as it’s laid out in the trailer. There are things that I love (Halloween just happens to be one of those things) that other people don’t seem to understand or be able to relate to. I’m a grown man and yet, as I type this post, I’m wearing a self-made Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles t-shirt. I feel no guilt or need to question what I love, I just do and I’m proud of that. It’ll be really interesting to see the whole movie in its entirety and see what Hagins does with the premise. It looks funny and I’m pretty excited for it.  Wish I could be down at SXSW for this, in addition to all the awesome films being shown down there.

by Ben McBride

Grow Up, Tony Phillips poster


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