Who doesn't love Halloween? All of Tony Phillips' (Tony Vespe) high school friends, apparently. It's senior year and they've now decided that they’re too cool for Halloween. When his older cousin (AJ Bowen) returns home right before the Holiday, Tony starts to wonder if he really is the dork everyone thinks he is, or if he’s just ahead of the curve.
Grow Up, Tony Phillips
Director: Emily Hagins
Producer: Peter Hall, Paul Gandersman
Screenwriter: Emily Hagins
Cinematographer: Gray Haddock
Editor: Shane Gibson & Luke Mullen
Production Designer: Griffon Ramsey
Sound Designer: Lyman Hardy
Music: Christopher Thomas
Principal Cast: Tony Vespe, AJ Bowen, Devin Bonnée, Katie Folger, Byron Brown, Caleb Barwick, Janet Travis, Seth Lee, Chris Doubek
Emily Hagins was the first teenage girl in the US to make a feature film ("Pathogen") at the age of 12 and was the subject of the documentary "Zombie Girl: The Movie". Her third feature, "My Sucky Teen Romance", premiered at SXSW 2011, where it was picked up for distribution by Dark Sky Films. Now 20, "Grow Up, Tony Phillips" is her fourth feature.
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