‘Birder’s Guide’ Finds Distribution

A favorite at this year's Tribeca Film Festival for its cute coming-of-age tale of 15-year-old David (Kodi Smit-McPhee) and his fellow Young Birders Society mates who are in search of a rare duck, Rob Meyer's debut feature A Birder's Guide to Everything has been acquired by Focus Features' alternative distribution arm, Focus World, and Screen Media Films.

The two companies will partner to release the film in the U.S. on digital platforms and in theaters in spring 2014.

The film, which was a 2011 TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund grantee, is written by Academy Award winner Luke Matheny and Meyer. Film also stars Ben Kingsley, James Le Gros and Katie Chang (The Bling Ring).