Paperback Hero


Genre: Feature Films


Duration: 96’


Year of Production: 1999


Production Company: Lance W. Reynolds, John Winter


Definition: HD


Jack Willis is a handsome road train driver with a secret – he has just become a top-selling romance novelist. Being a ‘man’s man’ in the Australian outback, to avoid embarrassment he needs a woman’s pen name and he chooses that of his best friend, Ruby Vale. He must do some fancy footwork to continue the charade when the glamorous city publisher Ziggy arrives in the dusty outback to sign ‘Ruby Vale’ to a major book deal.

Nominated (2000): Best Supporting Actor – Andrew S. Gilbert, FCCA (Film Critics Circle of Australia) Award

Winner (1999): Best Australian Film Soundtrack, Australian Screen Sound Guild Award

Nominated (1999): Best Supporting Actor – Andrew S. Gilbert, AFI Awards