Golden Tripod, ACS Awards 1977 (Best Cinematography, feature film)
MILLI Award, Best Overall Cinematography
2 awards, Moscow Children's Film Festival 1977
3 awards Tehran Children's Film Festival 1977
2 awards for Films portraying living creatures, and protection of animals
2 Australian Film Institute Awards 1977
Best Film, AFI Awards 1977
Jury Prize, AFI Awards 1977
'Every once in a while there is a special film, a film that appeals to all ages, a classic family entertainment that celebrates life and joyfully touches the heart. Storm Boy is that film.
Storm Boy lives with his recluse father on South Australia's lonely and beautiful coast. Here his free spirit roams with his pet pelican, Mr. Percival, and his secret Aboriginal friend, Fingerbone Bill. He knows no other world.
Suddenly there are intruders, the local school teacher who wants him to take lessons, a resentful wild-life ranger, duck shooters... Storm Boy, growing up is forced to choose between a life of continued isolation and the challenges of the outside world.'
Storm Boy is a movie for children and families and since its release has been widely used in English classrooms around Australia.
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