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'Zombie Girl': Not a Fat Girl in Ohio, But Close.

Photo of Eric Kohn By Eric Kohn | Eric Kohn August 14, 2009 at 3:40AM

'Zombie Girl': Not a Fat Girl in Ohio, But Close.
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Watching Zombie Girl: The Movie this week on SnagFilms, I kept thinking about this apparently well-known soundbite from Francis Ford Coppola that was cited on CinemaTech this week, where the director predicted that the advent of video would enable "some little fat girl in Ohio" to become "the new Mozart and make a beautiful film with her father's camera. For once, this whole professionalism about movies will be destroyed forever and it will become an art form."

As I wrote in my review, Emily Hagins, the 12-year-old star of Zombie Girl: The Movie, might not qualify as the next Mozart -- but I do think her ability to make a feature-length movie with the cheap technology at her disposal illustrates some aspect of what Coppola was talking about. Read the review and check out Emily's site, which contains a well-cut trailer for her next project, The Retelling.

This article is related to: New Media, Independent Cinema