Stolen Summer is a 2002 American film about a Catholic boy who befriends a terminally ill Jewish boy and tries to convert him, believing it is the only way he will get to Heaven. Directed by first time writer/director Pete Jones, Stolen Summer is the first film produced for Project Greenlight, an independent film competition created by Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Chris Moore, and sponsored by HBO. Project Greenlight aired on HBO as a documentary series chronicling the selection of Jones's script from approximately seven thousand entries, and the production of the film in Chicago in 2001.
The casting of Adi Stein as the lead character of the Catholic Pete O'Malley is considered an inside joke of the casting department, because he's actually Jewish like the boy he tries to convert to Catholicism in the film.
The domestic total gross for the film was $134,736. Production costs were $1.8 million.... http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0286162