August is an 11 year old boy. He was born into the foster care system. His birth parents were people who had met one night and it was like love at first date, they were both musicians. But her dad moved her away when she found out she was pregnant. The mom and dad never spoke again. When (evan) was eleven he wanted to find his birth parents. He has a strong passion for music as his birth mother and father. August Rush was a boy who discovered the power of music in his journey to find his parents. His musical gift was a useful tool in his accomplishments, that can be seen throughout the movie.