Nationwide star search begins for Robert Connolly’s feature Paper Planes

13 August, 2013 by IF

Press release: 

Melbourne, Australia: Mullinars Casting Consultants has begun a nationwide search for a Japanese girl aged 10-13 to play a lead role in the upcoming feature film PAPER PLANES, directed by acclaimed AFI award-winning filmmaker Robert Connolly (The Turning, Balibo, The Bank).


PAPER PLANES is a family feature 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. Battling nerves and his nemesis for a spot in the championships, 11-year-old Dylan’s greatest challenge seems to come from within, but wisdom arrives from the most unlikely source when he meets Kimi, the junior Japanese champion.

Auditions for the role of Kimi will commence Australia wide from mid August – and no previous acting experience is necessary.

Director Robert Connolly said, “It's exciting to be working on a film about the close friendship between a young Japanese girl, Kimi, and her new Australian friend Dylan. Kimi is smart, determined and wise beyond her years, and we are very happy to see all girls who are willing to come in.”

Renowned worldwide as Australia’s leading casting consultancy, Mullinars Casting Consultants has a long history in signing many young Australian’s to their first major TV and film roles, including Ryan Kwanten (True Blood, Home and Away), Chris Hemsworth (Thor, Home and Away) and Jessica De Gouw (TVs Dracula, Underbelly).

PAPER PLANES will begin filming in late 2013. The film is produced by ARENAMEDIA, and will be distributed in Australasia by CINEMAPLUS and internationally by ARCLIGHT FILMS.