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The Screen Guide

JASPER JONES is a riveting and moving Australian coming of age story about Charlie Bucktin, a bookish boy of 14. On the night that Jasper Jones, the town’s mixed race outcast shows him the dead body of young Laura Wiseheart, his life is changed forever. Entrusted with this secret, and believing Jasper to be innocent, Charlie embarks on a dangerous journey to find the killer. Set over the scorching summer holidays of 1965, Charlie defeats the local racists, faces the break up of his parents and falls head over heels in love as he discovers what it means to be truly courageous.


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Cast & Crew & Production Details

Rachel Perkins
Shaun Grant  Craig Silvey
Writer of original material
Craig Silvey
David Jowsey  Vincent Sheehan
Executive Producers
Anita Sheehan  Liz Watts  Paul Wiegard  Rebecca O’Brien  Greer Simpkin  Craig Deeker
Dir. of Photography:
Mark Wareham ACS
Antony Partos
Veronika Jenet
Production Designer:
Herbert Pinter
Toni Collette - Hugo Weaving - Dan Wyllie - Levi Miller - Aaron McGrath - Angourie Rice
Production Company
Porchlight Films Pty Ltd  Bunya Productions Pty Ltd
Australian Sales
Madman Entertainment Pty Ltd
International Sales
Mongrel Media

Screen Australia Supported

  • Development support
  • Production support

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • AWGIE Awards