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    First look: Jessica Mauboy stars in the new Stan Original Film, Windcatcher

    Stan and the Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF) have released the trailer for the upcoming Stan Original Film Windcatcher, starring Australian singer, songwriter and actress Jessica Mauboy.

    The heartwarming family film, premiering March 28 only on Stan, also introduces Lennox Monaghan.

    Set in a small country town, the film follows the unlikely friendship between Percy Boy, newcomer Keithy Cobb and the spirited Daisy Hawkins as they band together to take the local school sports day title from a group of grade-five bullies. 

    First look: Jessica Mauboy stars in the new Stan Original Film, Windcatcher

    Lisa Maza as Aunty Prue and Jessica Mauboy as Aunty Cressida

    But as Percy Boy trains with the help of his mates, he then discovers his supernatural ability to see Lost Souls – a gift passed down from his grandfather. Percy Boy must overcome his fears, prove his resilience and become a force to be reckoned with.

    Written by Boyd Quakawoot (Stan Original Series Black Snow, Black Comedy) and directed by Tanith Glynn-Maloney (AACTA award-winning Finding Jedda, She Who Must Be Loved), Lennox Monaghan is joined by Max Turner (F.A.N.G (From A Nearby Galaxy)), Coco Greenstone (I Am Woman), Kelton Pell (Mystery Road: Origin), Pia Miranda (Looking for Alibrandi), Ngali Shaw (The Twelve), Jessica McNamee (Mortal Kombat) and Lisa Maza (Wentworth). 

    The Stan Original Film Windcatcher is Stan’s first co-commission with ACTF since their landmark partnership, with major production investment from Screen Australia, ACTF and in association with VicScreen.

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    Lennox Monaghan as Percy Boy and Max Turner as Keithy Cobb

    The first partnership between ACTF and a streaming service in Australia, the Stan and ACTF initiative brings exciting, feature-length live action projects to the screen for families and young audiences across Australia. 

    See also: Stan announces partnership with the Australian Children’s Television Foundation

    From Unless Pictures and Every Cloud Productions (Eternus Group Company), the Stan Original Film Windcatcher is produced by Meg O’Connell (Upright S2, Retrograde) and Drew Grove (Stan Original Films A Sunburnt Christmas and Christmas Ransom).

    Executive produced by Bernadette O’Mahony for ACTF, and Cailah Scobie, Donna Chang, and Rachel Okine for Stan. Major production investment from Screen Australia and ACTF in association with VicScreen, the Post Lounge, and Stan. Developed with the support of the Queensland Government through Screen Queensland. ACTF will handle worldwide distribution. 

    Top image: Jessica Mauboy, Lennox Monaghan and the cast of Windcatcher

    The post First look: Jessica Mauboy stars in the new Stan Original Film, Windcatcher appeared first on Mediaweek.

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