Oooh. Just had this idea. It'd be so cool if at the beginning of the story Elkora and Alexson are depressed lonely kids in a big city who find each other and become friends. One day, however, Alexson just disappears. A year and a half after that Elkora gets kidnapped and taken to the 'academy' and finds out alexson is there too! #plotbunnies
Whistle Down the Wind (1961) ~ The film was nominated for four BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) awards: Best British Actress, Hayley Mills; Best British Film, Bryan Forbes; Best British Screenplay, Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall; Best Film from any Source, Bryan Forbes. Bryan Forbes said it was the most popular and profitable film he ever made.