Culture and the Arts Minister John Day today announced the movie Jasper Jones will be filmed in Western Australia.
“Jasper Jones is an adaptation of the best-selling, award-winning Western Australian novel by Craig Silvey,” Mr Day said.
“This coming-of-age story, set in 1965 about teenagers Charlie Bucktin and the town outcast Jasper Jones, is a murder mystery which has enthralled readers and, more recently, theatre audiences.
“Through ScreenWest, the State Government is delighted to be supporting the screen version of this captivating Australian story by investing in its production.
“Filmmaking is a complex and competitive business, and we are particularly pleased to have helped secure the production for the State.”
Filming is anticipated to take place in and around the South-West’s tall forests in mid-2015.
Jasper Jones is produced by David Jowsey (Toomelah, Mystery Road, Mad Bastards, Satellite Boy), Vincent Sheehan (The Hunter, Little Fish, Animal Kingdom), with a script by Shaun Grant (Snowtown) and will be directed by Rachel Perkins (Bran Nue Dae, Redfern Now, Mabo).