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Paper Planes is a family film that tells the story of a young Australian boy’s passion for flight and his journey to compete in the world paper plane championships in Japan. Eleven-year-old Dylan meets the junior Japanese champion Kimi in the national paper plane championships in Sydney, Australia. They develop a close bond, challenging each other to create a plane that has never been seen before.

Directed by one of Australia’s leading filmmakers Robert Connolly, the film is set in iconic locations, with engaging characters and a powerful story of friendship between two countries. It stars globally renowned cast including Sam Worthington (Avatar, Clash of the Titans), and Ed Oxenbould (Disney’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day).

Ed Oxenbould as Dylan, Terry Norris as Grandpa in Paper PlanesPhoto credit David Dare Parker
Ed Oxenbould as Dylan, Terry Norris as Grandpa in Paper Planes

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Production Information


Robert Connolly


Robert Connolly

Maggie Miles

Liz Kearney


Robert Connolly

Steve Worland

Original Music

Nigel Westlake


Tristan Milani ACS

Film Editor

Nick Meyers ASE


Jane Norris CSA

Production Designer

Clayton Jauncey

Costume Designer

Lien See Long

Make-Up & Hair Designers

Hayley Atherton

Karen Sims

Visual Effects and Animation

John Francis

Surreal World

Sound Designer

Chris Goodes

2nd Unit Director

Denson Baker

Executive Producers

Andrew Myer

Jonathan Chissick

Gary Hamilton

Ying Ye

Bernadette O’Mahony

Eric Bana

Key Cast

Sam Worthington

Ed Oxenbould

Deborah Mailman

Ena Imai

Nicholas Bakopoulos-Cooke

Julian Dennison

Terry Norris

Peter Rowsthorn

David Wenham

Key WA Locations

University of Western Australia



Village Roadshow (ANZ)

Arclight (International)

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