Watch: First SXSW Trailer for Emily Hagins' 'Grow Up, Tony Phillips'
"I know what my thing is, and I'm going to enjoy doing it..." If you're lucky enough to be in Texas this week down at SXSW, this should be at the top of your must-see list. A trailer has debuted for the newest film from Austin-based filmmaker Emily Hagins (her last was My Sucky Teen Romance) called Grow Up, Tony Phillips. We highlighted the project before as a Kickstart This and our own Jeremy Kirk worked on the film down in Austin. Now it's ready to premiere at SXSW and here's the first trailer for it. Tony Vespe plays Tony Phillips, a high school senior obsessed with Halloween. This looks fantastic, I wish I was able to see it.
Watch the first SXSW promo trailer for Emily Hagins' Grow Up, Tony Philips, originally from HitFix:
A comedy about a Halloween-obsessed high school senior who doesn't think childhood passions should have an expiration date. "You deserve so much more than these people that laugh at the things that make you happy." The cast includes AJ Bowen, Devin Bonnée, Katie Folger, Seth Lee and Byron Brown.
Grow Up, Tony Philips is written & directed by filmmaker Emily Hagins, who at 20-years-old has directed four feature films, including Pathogen, The Retelling and My Sucky Teen Romance. This is premiering at the SXSW Film Festival, where it will be looking for a distributor. For more info, visit their official website.
We've also added the first full poster for Grow Up, Tony Philips directly above, debuted by THR for the fest.