THE FILM

His dreams of flight began with a kite.

A young test pilot finds himself in a mysterious desert region out of contact with his airbase and with little hope of survival.

But childhood memories of his grandfather may provide

the key to his ultimate destiny.

 

TALE OF THE KITE was filmed over a period of 11 years.

 

A blend of BOYHOOD and THE RIGHT STUFF, principal photography began in 2002 when lead actor Kevin DeSimone was only 10 years old. Production wrapped in 2013 when Kevin turned 21.

The film follows his adventures from wide eyed kite flyer to full fledged jet pilot. Veteran actor of stage and screen

John Schuck guides Kevin along this incredible

11 year motion picture journey.

 

The film combines scenes shot on Super 16mm film

and RED digital photography.

 

The story by director Michael Fallavollita is based on true events.

 
 
 

AWARDS

WINNER OF MORE THAN 25

FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS INCLUDING

WINNER

ALEXANDRIA FILM FESTIVAL

Grand Jury Prize

WINNER

CALIFORNIA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

Best Short Film

WINNER

PASADENA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Best Short Film

WINNER of  3 AWARDS

GLENDALE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Best Actor JOHN SCHUCK

Best Score MICHAEL GIACCHINO

Best Pasadena Filmmaker MICHAEL FALLAVOLLITA

WINNER of  7

INDIE FEST FILM AWARDS

Film Short

Direction

Actor: JOHN SCHUCK

Actor: KEVIN DESIMONE

Sound Editing / Sound Mixing

Picture Editing

Original Score

WINNER of  

BEST SHORTS COMPETITION AWARDS

Short Film

Directing

Actor: JOHN SCHUCK

Picture Editing

Sound Editing & Sound Mixing

Original Score

Screenplay

 

WINNER of  4

ACCOLADE GLOBAL FILM COMPETITION AWARDS

Short Film

Directing

Editing

Sound Mixing  & Sound Editing

NOMINATIONS

ORLANDO FILM FESTIVAL

Best Short Film

Best Visual Effects

ROSWELL FILM FESTIVAL

Best Editing

Best Actor: John Schuck

THE ORIGIN

Making TALE OF THE KITE has been a long journey

The story was inspired by my younger days growing up

in New England. My grandfather and I would take walks into town each day. For him, it was simply running errands but for me it was an exciting way to see the world. He would tell me story after story and I believed them all, every word. I would sit outside my house

each day waiting for him to come by, right up until

the day he could no longer make those walks.

 

Many years later, I came across a bag of marbles he bought me. One particular big blue marble, which was my favorite, became the genesis for a movie idea. While writing the screenplay, I found that the marble just wasn't visually interesting, so the marble transformed into a kite and thus Tale of the Kite was born.

 

While filming the movie over 11 years, technology changed. We started with Super 16mm film and finished with RED digital photography. The star of the film, Kevin DeSimone was 10 years old when we began principal photography and 21 when we finished. The beauty in this is that you can see both Kevin and the filmmaking process grow up together. It was a special time for all of us.

 

I hope you will enjoy the journey.

 

Take flight....

Michael Fallavollita

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