By Indiewire | Indiewire August 7, 2012 at 7:53PM
Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired North American rights to Jason Tippet and Elizabeth Mims’ debut feature documentary "Only The Young." The film premiered at the 2012 True/False Film Festival and won Best U.S. Feature at the prestigious AFI-Discovery Channel SilverDocs Documentary Festival.
"Only The Young" is the story of Southern Californian children who inhabit a small desert town dominated by foreclosed homes and underpasses, unfilled swimming pools and skate parks. The three teenagers of focus must find things to do in a place that offers nothing but in observing their day-to-day lives, we see them discover friendship, first love, heartbreak and what it means to be young.
In a statement, O-Scope’s Dan Berger said, "Only The Young" is a revelation. It's exactly the type of film that we like to champion and we couldn't be more pleased to invite it into our cult family.”
The film was produced by Derek Waters. The deal was negotiated by David Laub and Berger of Oscilloscope with UTA Independent Film Group representing the filmmakers.