The distributor has picked up US rights to Jake Paltrow’s acclaimed Sundance selection, which 6 Sales and The Exchange represent for international sales on the Croisette.

Screen Media plans an October release for the future-set drama about a boy striving to take care of his family at a time of global water scarcity.

Michael Shannon (pictured), Nicholas Hoult, Elle Fanning and Kodi Smit-McPhee star in Young Ones.

“We were blown away by Jake’s vision and execution when we saw his film at Sundance this year,” said Screen Media president Suzanne Blech. “We’re very excited to work with him to bring this amazing and unique accomplishment to audiences nationwide.”

Tristan Orpen Lynch and Michael Auret produced, while Daniel Wagner, Robert Ogden Barnum, Marina Fuentes Arredonda, James Atherton, Peter Garde, Nathan Johnson, Tara Moross, Brian O’Shea and Jan Pace served as executive producers.

Subotica, Spier Films and Saint Shadow financed the sci-fi drama in association with BiFrost Pictures, Quickfire Films, 6 Sales and The Exchange.

Blech and Seth Needle negotiated the deal with UTA Independent Film Group.