Carnaby International Acquires The Young Offenders
Carnaby International is the latest distributor to acquire the Irish box office smash hit The Young Offenders. The announcement was made at the American Film Market which is currently taking place in LA.
The comedy is already set to be distributed in a number of countries internationally, following Vertigo Releasing’s acquirement of the film late last month. Now Carnaby International, a UK film company specialising in worldwide sales has acquired rights to the film also.
Written and directed by Peter Foott The Young Offenders is the highest grossing Irish-made film of 2016 and is the fastest Irish film to break the €1million mark at the Irish Box Office this year.
Inspired by Ireland’s biggest cocaine seizure of €440 million off the coast of Cork in 2007, The Young Offenders follows two Cork inner-city teenagers, Conor and Jock, as they embark on a 160km road trip on stolen bikes in the hopes of finding an unrecovered bale of cocaine. It’s the debut feature from Foott and introduces new acting talent Chris Walley and Alex Murphy in the lead roles with comedians Hilary Rose and PJ Gallagher also starring.
The Young Offenders continues to screen in Irish cinemas this week.