As the workaholic owner of a small town photo shop, Ted finds himself unable and unwilling to take a family vacation. His son, Mike, wishes his dad would take some time off and help out more. Up in their attic, Mike discovers that his father, in his younger days, had once made short films. This thrills Mike, who, along with his best friend, Andy, make a series of creative neightborhood movies. Finally, our of love for his son, Ted decides it;s time for a break and commits to helping the boys make a movie their audience will like. Together, they make a film that tells the story of “Sleeping Bear,” a bittersweet Native American legend starring real bears. The skeptical audience watches in amazement, and the boys are encouraged beyond their wildest dreams. Ted swears off his 12 hour work days and recommits to tthe values that once made his life positive. His supportive family agrees.