1988 Captain Johnno. Telemovie
Executive Producer: Patricia Edgar. Directed by: Mario Andreacchio.
Writer: Robert George, Music: Stephen Matters / Design: Vicki Niehus
Starring: DAMIEN WALTERS as Captain Johnno, JOE PETRUZZI as Tony, JOHN WATERS as Frank, REBECCA SYKES as Julie, ELSPETH BALLANTYNE as Mrs Greenwood, VIVIENNE GRAVE as Mrs Fielding, SAM SOWTON as Anthony, PETER GREEN as Sergeant Thomas, GRANT PIRO as Kevin
10 year old Johnno living in a small fishing village called Streeton makes friends with Italian fisherman Tony. The story of a deaf boy and his parents problems of acceptance. Part of a series of 6 feature length children's dramas made to mark Australia's bicentennial year financed by the Childrens Television Foundation. Each state contributed. This was the South Aust contribution.
JOHN QUOTE: "Captain Johnno is not a film about deafness, its a film about communication. Its about the alienation of those near to you and how you have to work hard at any relationship".