Princess JackMeet Jack. He's an 11-year-old with high functioning autism whose love for fairy tales drove him to start sewing his first ever ball gown. NOW STREAMING ON CBC GEM
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Follows an 11-year-old boy with high-functioning autism, whose love for princesses and fairy tales leads him to sew his first princess ball-gown.
Jack is not your typical 11-year-old boy. His closet is packed with dresses and tulle and his room is stacked with hats and wigs. Every surface is covered with makeup tins, face paint and books about goblins, witches, trolls or enchanted forests.
Princess Jack is a short documentary about a boy with high-functioning autism, whose life is filled with make-believe. The film follows Jack as he introduces us to his particular tastes in wardrobe, carefully applies costume makeup, and patiently works his way through sewing classes in the hopes of making his own princess ball-gown — one fit for a debut at the Royal Ball. An intimate portrait of an intelligent child surrounded by family and teachers, Princess Jack presents a vibrant world where fairy tales are real — and anyone can be a princess.