About the film
Release Date: January 01, 0001
|Genres||:||Adventure, Animation, Drama, Family|
|Production Companies||:||Lupus Films, Jigsaw Films, Spirit Base, British Film Institute, Brennus Productions, BFI Film Fund, Film Fund Luxembourg, Ffilm Cymru Wales, Melusine Productions|
|Director||:||Neil Boyle, Kirk Hendry|
|Producers||:||Sarah Radclyffe, Courtney Pledger, Stéphan Roelants, Anna Webster, Camilla Deakin, Ruth Fielding, Barnaby Spurrier, Bill Godfrey, Tim Morris|
|Writers||:||Frank Cottrell Boyce, Michael Morpurgo|
A young boy Michael is taken by his family on a round-the-world sailing trip. But when a storm strikes, Michael and his dog Stella are swept overboard and washed up on a remote island. They struggle to survive, but one day Michael wakes to find fresh fish and coconut milk by his cave. He discovers his mysterious benefactor is Kensuke, a former Japanese soldier, creator of a treetop kingdom and protector of the orangutans. Slowly, communicating through drawings rather than words, Michael and Kensuke form a friendship. But something threatens to destroy the fragile world Kensuke has created. A thrilling adventure story with a poignant message that will resonate with audiences across the world.