BASED ON A TRUE STORY
A BOY, A MAN AND A KITE
In the life of British Composer Stephen Endelman. Based on a true story, the film explores themes of love, sexual abuse and redemption. It's a film about loss of innocence and hope. In an abstract telling, the film is based on true events in the early life of a British composer who was sexually abused as a young man at Carmel College in the United Kingdom. Known before it closed down in 1997 as the Jewish Eaton, Carmel was one of the finest boarding schools in England. It held a dark secret, which remained entombed until a British Crown Court case in 2015, when a former housemaster was convicted on 16 counts of indecent assault, six counts of indecency with a child, and three other sexual offenses, for which he was sent to prison.
Stephen wanted to make the film to show others that repressing dark secrets can cause disease. He also made it to start a foundation by the same name to help victims of child sexual abuse speak their truth.
1 in 5 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused by the age of 18. This has to stop!