WHO’S IN IT?
Ed Oxenbould (The Visit), Sam Worthington (Avatar), Ena Imai (film debut), Nicholas Bakopoulos-Cooke (Crownies), Julian Dennison (Shopping), David Wenham (Lord of the Rings), Deborah Mailman (Rabbit-Proof Fence), Peter Rowsthorn (Kath & Kimderella), Terry Norris (Romulus, My Father)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Robert Connolly (Balibo), director, writer, producer; Steve Worland (Bootmen), writer; Liz Kearney (These Final Hours) and Maggie Miles (The Turning), producers; Nigel Westlake (Babe: Pig in the City), composer; Tristan Milani (The Bank), cinematographer; Nick Meyers (Sleeping Beauty), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Dylan (Oxenbould), a young boy from Australia with a passion for flight, competes in the World Paper Plane Championships in Japan, and must face obstacles including bullies and his widowed father Jack (Worthington), who’s still grieving over the loss of his wife…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Having charmed Australian audiences upon its original native release earlier this year – it’s currently the highest-grossing Aussie children’s film in history – Paper Planes attempts to work its magic with an international audience, hopefully on a successful scale.