Touch the Sun: Captain Johnno

Australia, 1988

TV show

Episode of Series ‘Touch the Sun’.
Johnno, an energetic and sensitive 10 year old, resides in a small coastal fishing town. His father’s inability to come to terms with Johnno’s deafness exacerbates their already troubled relationship. To curb Johnno’s rebelliousness, his father proposes to send him to a “special school”. On learning of this plan Johnno flees to a nearby island to live like Robinson Crusoe. An Italian fisherman, who has earlier befriended Johnno, finds him on the island and endeavours to persuade him to return and face his problems. Cast includes: Damien Walters - Captain Johnno Rebecca Sykes - Julie Michelle Fawdon - Kathleen Joe Petruzzi - Tony Written by Rob George, music by Stephen Matters. Rated G.

On display until:

ACMI Viewing Booths

22 April 2019

Where to watch/play

Available to watch on ACMI premises over WiFi for purposes of research and study

Credits

producer

Jane Ballantyne

production company

Australian Children's Television Foundation

Duration

01:36:23:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1988

Appears in

Group of items

Touch the Sun Series

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

300104

Language

English

Audience classifications

G

Mediatheque - all ages (ACMI classified)

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Italians - Australia

Childrens Films

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Italians - Australia

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Deafness

Television

Television → Television programs

Television → Television programs → Television programs - Australia

Television → Television series

Television → Television series → Television series - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

MOV file H264; ACMI Digital Access Copy - presentation

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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