Paper Planes [movies]
An imaginative children’s film about a young Australian boy’s passion for flight and his challenge to compete in the World Paper Plane Championships in Japan.
Paper Planes is an Australian family drama film directed by Robert Connolly which he co-wrote with Steve Worland. The film stars Sam Worthington, David Wenham, Julian Dennison and Ed Oxenbould.
The story is loosely based on an episode of Australian Story called “Fly With Me.
A young boy from Australia named Dylan (Ed Oxenbould) has a passion for flight and ends up competing in the World Paper Plane Championships in Japan. He faces distraction and hostility from a school bully, as well as his father (Sam Worthington), still grieving over the death of his mother in an automobile accident, and his chief rival, the spoiled win-at-all-costs Jason (Nicholas Bakopoulos-Cooke), the son of a respected golfer (David Wenham). He is inspired by his devil-may-care former World War II RAAF fighter-pilot grandfather (Terry Norris), a kite-hawk (Milvus migrans) he feeds on his way to school and later a Japanese paper plane champion Kimi (Ena Imai).
The movie is set to be released across Lebanon and the middle east on April 2, 2015.