Shosh Shlam & Hilla Medalia’s documentary [pictured] about internet addiction has been selected for Sundance 2014.
Dogwoof has acquired worldwide rights for Web Junkie.
Shosh Shlam & Hilla Medalia’s documentary takes an intimate look inside a Beijing clinic that specialises in treating teens addicted to the internet, centring on three teens sent down by their parents and their three month stint in rehab.
The deal was negotiated by Vesna Cudic of Dogwoof Global direct with the filmmakers.
Backed by Impact Partners and produced by Neta Zwebner-Zaibert, Web Junkie has been selected for Sundance 2014 in the World Documentary Competition.
Dan Cogan, Impact Partners, commented: “We are thrilled to be working with the great team at Dogwoof. They’ve distributed a number of our films in the UK in the past with great success, such as The Queen of Versailles and The Island President, and we are now excited to work with them as they expand into the business of world-wide sales.”
“For the very first time, cameras have been allowed inside an internet rehab facility in China. Contrary to expectations, the access to both, the patients with their families, and the health professionals is extraordinarily candid. We were blown away,” added Cudic.
Web Junkie was executive produced by Cogan, Jeremy Chilnick, Morgan Spurlock, Jenny Raskin and Eve Ensler.