NEW YORK, NEW YORK (August 7,2012) – Oscilloscope Laboratories announced today that it has acquired North American rights to Jason Tippet and Elizabeth Mims’ critically-acclaimed debut feature documentary ONLY THE YOUNG. The film premiered to universal acclaim at this years True/False Film Festival and went on to win the award for Best U.S. Feature at the prestigious AFI-Discovery Channel SilverDocs Documentary Festival.
ONLY THE YOUNG is the story of the children that inhabit a small desert town in Southern California–a 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. Tippet and Mims’ delicate, ethereal filmmaking and ONLY THE YOUNG’s innocent yet rebellious subjects collectively embody the very essence of adolescence.
Of the acquisition, filmmakers Jason Tippet and Elizabeth Mims said, “Oscilloscope has such a well curated roster of films. We feel so honored to be a part of a company that has love and integrity for the types of movies they put out. We couldn’t be happier that ONLY THE YOUNG is joining the Oscilloscope family.
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 Dan Berger of Oscilloscope with UTA Independent Film Group representing the filmmakers.