Watch: First SXSW Trailer for Emily Hagins' 'Grow Up, Tony Phillips'

March 6, 2013
Source: HitFix

Grow Up, Tony Phillips Trailer

"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.

Grow Up, Tony Philips Poster

We've also added the first full poster for Grow Up, Tony Philips directly above, debuted by THR for the fest.

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I don't really see anything special about this tbh.

$45974493 on Mar 6, 2013


This looks like a bad cross between Superbad and Napolean Dynamite. I wish I got to see 5-25-77 which seemed to handle this subject a little better in their trailer. On the other hand though, I hate to put down an artist and I really like Ben so I hope this does well.

Matt Peloquin on Mar 7, 2013


Why do I always read "Grow Up, Todd Phillips"? I wonder if that was intentional.. Can't be, right?

Davide Coppola on Mar 8, 2013

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