Ethan Johnson (Icarus in Love)

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Ethan Johnson
Portrayed by Samuel Barnett (teenager)
Flynn Smith (child)
Appears in Icarus in Love
Year 2013

Ethan Johnson is the main character in the short film Icarus in Love.

Character creation

Ethan at the beach in his underpants, kneeling in the sand next to his bike and clothes.
Ethan is upset to discover he's been robbed while taking a swim in the ocean.

The short film is based on the true story of a 15-year-old with Asperger's syndrome who went missing as he made a 950+ km bike trip without telling anyone.[1][2]


When his childhood friend Amy moves away to Sydney, 15-year old Ethan Johnson makes the 1008-kilometer trip by bike to go see her.


Ethan is stated to have Asperger's in the film's summary.[3][4]


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