ABOUT THE PROJECT
Trapped in a coma, a dying man revisits his boyhood self who seeks to escape the grip of a shameful episode of sexual abuse at the hands of his teacher.
SYNOPSIS / DESCRIPTION
This abstract film explores themes of love, sexual abuse and redemption while telling a story about loss of innocence, survival and hope. In a harshly truthful telling, the film is explores 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 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 19 counts of indecent assault, indecency with a child, and three other sexual offenses.
The film stars Dan Fredenburgh, Jerome Wright and 11 year old newcomer Tommy Eplett as the three people in this triangular story effected by the same trauma.
PROJECT TYPE Narrative Short
DIRECTOR Adam Matalon
PRODUCER Adam Matalon p.g.a, Stephen Endelman
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