Jack is not your typical 11-year-old boy. His closet is jam-packed with dresses and tulle, his room stacked with hats and wigs, and every surface is covered with makeup tins, face paint and books about goblins, witches, trolls and enchanted forests. Princess Jack is a short documentary about the life of a boy with high functioning autism, whose world is filled with fairytales and make believe. The story follows Jack as he sews his first princess ballgown, tailored for a debut at the Royal Ball. He introduces us to his particular tastes in costume wardrobe, carefully applies his costume makeup, and patiently works his way through sewing classes. This film is an intimate portrait of a unique and intelligent child, immersed in his own world, and fully supported by his caring family, dance instructors and sewing teacher.
Short Subject – Non-Fiction
Lesley Johnson, Laura Wright, Lesley Birchard
Northwest Productions, York University