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The Screen Guide

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

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

Production Details

Production Completion
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)
  • Sofia - International Film Festival for Children and Young People
    (1988)