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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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Rachel Perkins  Rebecca O'Brien
Shaun Grant  Craig Silvey
Writer of original material
Craig Silvey
Vincent Sheehan  David Jowsey
Executive Producers
Liz Watts  Anita Sheehan  Craig Deeker  Greer Simpkin  Paul Wiegard
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 Completion
Production Company
Bunya Productions Pty Ltd  Porchlight Films Pty Ltd
Australian Sales
Madman Entertainment Pty Ltd
International Sales
Mongrel Media

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