EXCLUSIVE: London-based sales company Dogwoof has secured worldwide rights excluding Australia and New Zealand to Eddie Martin’s feature documentary Children, which is the story of the young skateboarders chosen from the streets of Manhattan by Larry Clark to star in his cult classic from 1995 Kids.
Martin previously led Have you seen the listeners?, on which Dogwoof managed the rights and sold to Netflix. He also directed All this chaos on the dark side of professional skateboarding.
His latest columns, in their own words, how the stars of Kids became products overnight, placed in the spotlight. Left adrift in the bright lights, some have discovered transcendent lives and careers – while others, abandoned and not equipped to handle stardom, have suffered fatal consequences.
Children is produced and edited by Shannon Swan, co-produced by Hamilton Chango Harris, Peter Bici, Caroline Rothstein and Jessica Forsyth, with still photography by Hugh Miller and additional camera by Michael Latham and Jérôme de Gerlache. This is a production of 6 Seasons Productions and Resolution Media, produced with support from Screen Australia and with assistance from Film Victoria.
“I couldn’t think of a better company to run our film. Dogwoof’s stellar team combined with their passion for non-fiction films makes them the perfect match, ”said Martin.
“Children is a well-deserved and long-awaited tribute to those whose experience of fame has been so rarely mentioned, ”added Oli Harbottle of Dogwoof. “We love working with the talented Eddie, and we can’t wait to bring his new film to audiences in Tribeca and beyond.”