MPI Acquires 18-Year-Old’s ‘My Sucky Teen Romance’

MPI Media Group today announced it has acquired all North American rights to My Sucky Teen Romance, the highly sought after breakthrough feature film from 18-year-old writer-director Emily Hagins. A spring 2012 theatrical release is planned for the film, to be followed by DVD and Video on Demand availability.

My Sucky Teen Romance is the third feature written and directed by Hagins, who made her debut – at age 12(!) – with the horror film Pathogen. Working out of Austin, Tex., Hagins has created an original new movie about “a group of teens whose normal romantic awkwardness becomes compounded when they discover that some of the kids they’ve just met at a sci-fi convention are honest-to-goodness neck-biting vampires.

The young cast includes Devin Bonnée (TV’s “Chase”), Tina Rodriguez (Machete, Inglourious Basterds), Lauren Lee and, in their movie debuts, Elaine Hurt and Patrick Delgado.The distribution deal was negotiated by Greg Newman, Executive VP of MPI Media Group, and Deena Kalai of PLLC. Newman said: “The buzz over MY SUCKY TEEN ROMANCE started at the SXSW festival, and we feel fortunate to be a part of what is a breakthrough for Emily Hagins. We look forward to introducing Emily and her wonderful film to the North American audience. She has remarkable filmmaking instincts and vision, and we anticipate great things from her in the years to come.