Wishing on a Star

Wishing on a Star DVD CoverThe film follows the fortunes of a girl called Jessie who has Asperger’s Syndrome. Misunderstood by her classmates and teachers alike Jessie’s life seems to go from one disappointing day to another. The night before her 15th birthday, however, she falls asleep wishing for a friend who would understand her. When she wakes up it soon becomes apparent that this day isn’t just another ordinary day in her life. The friend she wished for materialises, her teachers become aware of her talents, and her classmates finally realise that there is a lot more to Jessie than meets the eye.

The film was conceived, written and produced by the young people themselves and drew on their own real-life experiences of life with Aspergers. The result is a heart-warming tale that has already caused a few tears to be shed by those that have seen the film.