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The story of a 13-year-old deaf boy living in a small fishing town in South Australia in the 1950s. When Johnno's parents decide to send their son to a 'special school', he learns of their plans and makes a desperate escape to a desolate island. He is rescued just in time by his friend Tony, an Italian fisherman who helps him find a new and more independent course for his future.

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Crew

Director
Mario Andreacchio
Writers
Rob George
Producer
Jane Ballantyne
Executive Producers
Patricia Edgar
Dir. of Photography:
Roger Dowling
Composer:
Stephen Matters
Editor:
Andrew Ellis
Production Designer:
Vicki Niehus

Cast

Cast
John Waters - Damien Walters - Michelle Fawdon - Joe Petruzzi - Rebecca Sykes

Production Details

Production Completion Date
1988
Genre
Drama, Family
Production Company
Australian Children's Television Foundation

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • London Australian Film Festival
    (2004)
  • Foster's Export Australian Film Festival
    (1994)
  • Umbriafiction
    (1993)
  • Laon International Film Festival For Young People
    (1990)
  • Junior Dublin Film Festival
    (1990)
  • CINEMAGIC - International Film Festival for Young people
    (1990)
  • Children's Television Festival, China
    (1990)
  • Oulu Children's Film Festival
    (1989)
  • The Netherlands National Children's Youth Film Centre
    (1989)
  • International Film Festival for Children and Youth
    (1989)
  • Carrousel International du Film de Rimouski
    (1989)
  • Banff World Television Festival
    (1989)
  • Television Society of Australia
    (1988)
  • Sofia - International Film Festival for Children and Young People
    (1988)
  • National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
    (1988)
  • International Emmy Awards
    (1988)
  • Australian Cinematographers Society Awards National
    (1988)