The Story


While visiting his Grandfather, a young boy brings to life a Native American character from an old family story as a coping mechanism to deal with his abusive, alcoholic father and ailing Grandfather.


Nathan travels with his parents, John and Elena, to visit his Grandpa in Louisiana and ends up striking up a magical relationship with his Grandpa. Feeling enamored and completely captured by the Native American fable about Smokey Joe, an unfamiliar and powerful force suddenly drives Nathan to the creek in search of the mystical, Native American, chief. Despite the drunken, disapproval his father John, Nathan digs deeper into the tale until it suddenly becomes all too real and he’s set on an adventure with Smokey Joe to save the life of his Grandpa.