Omar Mullick and Bassam Tariq's upcoming documentary "These Birds Walk," has been acquired by Oscilloscope Laboratories, the company announced today exclusively to Indiewire. The film is set to world premiere at the upcoming True/False Film Festival and will screen at SXSW soon after. The company began its involvement with the just-completed film while it was still in production, marking the earliest the company has ever come aboard a project.
"These Birds Walk" documents the heart-warming journey of a runaway child in Karachi, Pakistan in search for a home through the city's streets, orphanages, and the family that he originally ran away from. The film is the feature length directorial debut for Bassam and Mullick, who last worked as a cinematographer on the 2012 documentary short "Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman."
Speaking about the acquisition, Oscilloscope's Dan Berger and David Laub (they both exec produced the film) said, "Omar and Bassam have taken us into a world we have never seen before, and have not only given us these incredibly compelling and emotionally rich stories, but have done so with beautiful, sophisticated craftsmanship."
No official release dates have been given yet, but Oscilloscope has plans to release the film later this year.