Posted on Monday, November 15th, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
This weekend at Austin Comic-Con, teenage filmmaker Emily Hagins‘ premiered the trailer for her new movie, My Sucky Teen Romance. Some of you might remember Emily from the popular filmmaking documentary Zombie Girl: The Movie, which chronicled Hagins attempt to film a feature length zombie movie at the age of only twelve. Now eighteen years old, Emily has just completed her third feature — a teen vampire comedy.
As I’ve said before, I think the concept of the film is kind of clever. Where can real vampires prey in a world obsessed with fictional Vampires? How about a sci-fi convention filled with Twilight fans. The vampires don’t even need to disguise themselves, as they blend in with the vampire cosplayers walking the floor. Hit the jump to watch the first trailer for the independently produced film. At very least, the trailer looks to be a better send-up of the teen vampire film genre than the Friedberg/Seltzer 2010 spoof “comedy” Vampire’s Suck, and made for a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of the budget.
Emily still needs your help. She is asking for donations to complete post production this Summer. Hagins is looking to raise $5,500, which will cover editing, sound design, color correction, and a score. Head to IndieGogo for your chance to contribute.
Logline: In a culture that is currently overrun with romanticized vampires, it is up to four geeky teenagers to defend their friend and beloved sci-fi convention from a group of very real, and very blood-thirsty vampires.
Synopsis: On 17-year-old Kate’s last weekend in town, she and her friends plan to spend it together at SpaceCON– the local science fiction convention they attend every year. At the convention Kate meets Paul, a recently turned teen-vampire (who is also dressed as one). But when Kate tries to make a move on him, he accidentally bites her in the neck. Kate and her friends soon discover Paul is not the only vampire at the convention, and it is up to them to stop the vampires and find a way to turn Kate back before it is too late.