2022 | Australia | 7 mins | 16:9
Genre: Animation | Children’s
Themes: Disability | CALD
Disability represented on screen: Non-verbal | Autism Spectrum Disorder
Language: English and French, with Closed Captioning available

Synopsis: Monsieur Noir’s classroom at Jacaranda High is a far cry from his beloved homeland, with students whose accents are as Australian as they come. He longs for just one, fluent conversation in his mother tongue.



Monsieur Noir – Nicolas Hinze
Principal Smith – Anna McMahon
Opal – Lightwriter – Thomas G. Burt
Lincoln – Ben Connolly
Johnny – Jake Oakes-Ferguson
Victoria – Natalie Warzywoda


Director – Hing Ang, Veronica Wain
Writer – Veronica Wain, Kyle Haslam, Willow Hersant, Jackson Hughes, Corbin McGinty, Natasha Mcleod, Breanna Swan, Sascha Doyle
Producer – Dianna La Grassa
Editor – Hing Ang, Veronica Wain
Sound Design – Lala Land Recordings
Composer – Daniel O’Brien

Festival Screenings & Awards

Chicago International Children’s Film Festival (CICFF) 2023 (USA)
Oska Bright Film Festival 2024 (UK)