Young Ones (film)

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Young Ones
Teaser poster
Teaser poster
Directed by Jake Paltrow
Produced by Michael Auret
Tristan Lynch
Written by Jake Paltrow
Starring Nicholas Hoult
Elle Fanning
Michael Shannon
Kodi Smit-McPhee
Cinematography Giles Nuttgens
Edited by Matt Mayer
Quickfire Films
Spier Films
Subotica Entertainment
Distributed by Screen Media Films
Release date(s)
Country United States
Language English

Young Ones is an 2014 American action science fiction film directed and written by Jake Paltrow. The film stars Nicholas Hoult, Elle Fanning, Michael Shannon and Kodi Smit-McPhee. The film had its world premiere at 2014 Sundance Film Festival on January 18, 2014.[1] The film will be released on October 17, 2014.


Set in the future when water is hard to find a teenage boy sets out to protect his family and survive.[2]



Nicholas Hoult, Elle Fanning, Michael Shannon and Kodi Smit-McPhee joined the cast on February 7, 2013.[4] Giles Nuttgens is the director of photography while Tristan Lynch and Michael Auret are the producers.[3] On May 13, 2014 Screen Media Films acquired the US rights to the film.[5]


The shooting of the film began in February 2013 at Namaqualand, Northern Cape, South Africa and shot until 15 March.[6]


The first trailer for the film was released on July 6, 2014.[7] Another US trailer was released on July 23.[8]


The film will be released on October 17, 2014.[8]


  1. ^ "Sundance 2014: World Cinema Dramatic Competition". Retrieved May 5, 2014. 
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  3. ^ a b c d e "Nicholas Hoult, Michael Shannon and Elle Fanning to star in ‘Young Ones’". 7 February 2013. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult & Two More Join 'Young Ones' Sci-Fi". 8 February 2013. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  5. ^ Yamato, Jen (13 May 2014). "Screen Media Springs For Jake Paltrow-Helmed Sci-Fi ‘Young Ones’". Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Irish-South African Co-Production ‘Young Ones’ Begins Filming". 12 February 2013. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  7. ^ Billington, Alex (July 6, 2014). "Indie Trailer Sunday: Director Jake Paltrow's New Sci-Fi 'Young Ones'". Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b Buchanan, Kyle (July 23, 2014). "See the Visually Striking Trailer for Young Ones, With Michael Shannon and Elle Fanning". Retrieved July 23, 2014. 

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