Based on the best-selling novel, JASPER JONES is the story of Charlie Bucktin, a young bookish boy living in a small town. One night, local mixed-race outcast Jasper Jones appears at Charlie’s window and the pair embark on a journey to solve a mystery that will consume the entire community
Adapted from Craig Silvey’s best-selling Australian novel and featuring a stellar cast including Toni Collette, Hugo Weaving, Levi Miller, Angourie Rice, Dan Wyllie and Aaron McGrath, JASPER JONES is the story of Charlie Bucktin, a bookish boy of 14 living in a small town in Western Australia. In the dead of night during the scorching summer of 1969, Charlie is startled when he is woken by local mixed-race outcast Jasper Jones outside his window. Jasper leads him deep into the forest and shows him something that will change his life forever, setting them both on a dangerous journey to solve a mystery that will consume the entire community.
In an isolated town where secrecy, gossip and tragedy overwhelm the landscape, Charlie faces family breakdown, finds his first love, and discovers what it means be truly courageous
Filmed and Post Produced in Western Australia
on the Traditional Country of the Noongar Bibbulman & Noongar Whadjuk peoples
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Based On the Novel by
Madman Entertainment Pty Ltd (ANZ)
Mongrel Media (INT)
Nandalie Campbell Killick
Director of Photography
1st Assistant Director
Makeup and Hair Designer
Jasper Jones resonates with that moment of impact
The brutal collision where the romantic myths we conceive of in childhood collide with the ugly truth of adulthood. That moment where the bubble bursts as a child and you’re suddenly confronted with the real truth of things. What we choose to do in that moment can in many ways define who we become as an adult.
Shooting in Pemberton
Choosing Pemberton to portray the fictional town of Corrigan was an easy choice for the filmmakers.
The town was built at the peak of the timber industry in the south-west region of Western Australia. The area is lush and green and although different to the hot desert town described in Silvey’s novel, offered the perfect package – an authentic period setting and warm and generous spirit from the locals.