Siblings Josh and Jennifer are coping with the loss of their father, who disappeared in a float plane accident on Christmas Eve one year ago. While Josh scours the Internet for proof that his father is still alive, Jennifer rebels against his denial and their mother Marcia’s efforts to return the family to normalcy. When Marcia insists that Josh and Jennifer spend Christmas Eve with relatives, the children instead set out for Stanley Park to honour their father’s memory. Trapped by a catastrophic storm, the children are rescued by Skookum Pete, a strange vagabond who takes them to a fantastical bunker beneath the Prospect Point café, where they experience wondrous visions that help them understand the truth about their father and the healing power of love.
Hiro Kanagawa is a Vancouver-based actor, playwright, screenwriter, and teacher. His distinctions include Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards for both acting and playwriting, an Asians on Film Award, and an MFA from Simon Fraser University. Among his numerous screen credits he is perhaps best known for his recurring roles and guest appearances on popular American television series such as The X-Files, Smallville, iZombie, and The Man in the High Castle. Behind the camera, he was story editor on the critically acclaimed Canadian series Da Vinci’s Inquest, as well as Da Vinci’s City Hall, Intelligence, and Blackstone. On stage, his previous plays include Tiger of Malaya (Factory Theatre, Toronto/National Arts Centre, Ottawa), and The Patron Saint of Stanley Park (Arts Club, Vancouver).