The North American deal for Jason Tippet and Elizabeth Mims’ debut feature documentary follows a best US feature triumph at the AFI-Discovery Channel SilverDocs Documentary Festival.

Only The Young tracks the lives of three youngsters in a southern California desert town afflicted by foreclosures and dominated by underpasses, unfiled swimming pools and skate parks.

David Laub and Dan Berger of Oscilloscope negotiated the deal with UTA Independent Film Group on behalf of the filmmakers.