“A winsome feel-good tale that pushes all the right buttons … taps into a national screen tradition spanning from 1976’s Storm Boy through 2011’s Red Dog.” – Hollywood Reporter
Twelve-year-old Dylan lives alone with his chronically depressed dad, Jack (Sam Worthington), deep in the West Australian outback. Desperate for distraction, Dylan discovers that he has an uncanny knack for making and flying paper planes. Winning his way through to the Australian and then the world championships, Dylan finds himself standing on the cusp of greatness. But how much is he willing to sacrifice just for the chance to succeed?
Featuring a cast of Australia’s best-loved actors, including Deborah Mailman and David Wenham, Paper Planes is an enchanting new film from acclaimed writer-director Robert Connolly (Balibo, Three Dollars). Inspired by a true story, Paper Planes offers an uplifting and often hilarious testament to the fact that, in the end, it’s not about whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game.