For those outside of Canada, click here to watch Princess Jack on YouTube.
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.
Directed by Lesley Johnson
Executive Producer: Lesley Birchard
Producers: Lesley Johnson, Laura Wright
Director of Photography: Joffrey Saintrapt, Lesley Johnson
1st Assistant Camera: Eric Rowe
Grip: Dominic Tremblay
Artscape Lighting Technicians: Andrew McAllister, William Rowe
Location Sound: Laura Wright
Wardrobe: Maya Bastian
Editor: Nadia Tan
Original Music Composition: Erica Procunier
Re Recording Sound Mixer: Alfonso DiPucchio
Sound Effects Editor: Adam Raley
Legal: Justin Vessair, Buchli & Goldstein
Archival Research: Lesley Johnson
Archival Footage: Getty Images
Special thank you to:
The DiPucchio family
David and Joyce Johnson
Eui Yong Zong
The Make Den