UK sales outfit Dogwoof announces the acquisition of Eddie Martin’s (All this Mayhem) latest feature documentary THE KIDS for world sales excluding Australia and New Zealand, which will make its World Premiere in Tribeca in June. The deal was negotiated by Oli Harbottle, Dogwoof’s Head of Acquisitions, with the filmmakers. THE KIDS is the story of the young skaters picked from the streets of Manhattan by Larry Clark to star in the 1995 cult classic film KIDS; a deeply personal account, told in their own words. Dogwoof handled Eddie Martin’s previous documentary feature Have You Seen the Listers? which sold to Netflix.
Director Eddie Martin said, “I couldn’t think of a better company to handle our film. Dogwoof’s stellar team combined with their passion for non-fiction films makes them the perfect partner.”
“THE KIDS is a long-overdue and fitting tribute to those whose experience of fame was the side so rarely talked about,” added Oli Harbottle of Dogwoof. “We love working with the incredibly talented Eddie, and can’t wait to bring his new film to audiences at Tribeca and beyond.”
THE KIDS is directed by Eddie Martin, produced and edited by Shannon Swan, and co-produced by Hamilton Chango Harris, Peter Bici, Caroline Rothstein, and Jessica Forsyth. Cinematography is by Hugh Miller, with additional camera by Michael Latham and Jérôme de Gerlache. THE KIDS is a 6 Seasons Productions and Resolution Media production, made with support from Screen Australia and with the assistance of Film Victoria.
SYNOPSIS: In the early 1990s, before New York City’s mass gentrification, a group of disparate youth ventured outside their broken homes into the city’s brutal streets. United by skateboarding, they cultivated a family and built a unique lifestyle that ultimately inspired Larry Clark’s 1995 ground-breaking film, KIDS. The crew became overnight commodities, thrust into the mainstream spotlight. Left adrift under the bright lights, some discovered transcendent lives and careers – while others, abandoned and unequipped to handle fame, suffered fatal consequences.