A seven year old girl takes her two year old brother on a voyage of chance and fantasy. They begin their journey by following a star chart that they had created by splashing paint on an old envelope. They search city streets, store windows and garbage for star shaped images that coincide with the dots on their map. On their adventure they meet a one eyed man who they view as a dangerous cyclops. In an attempt to connect with the children the cyclops tries to describe a nativity scene, but without all the facts. The children’s interpretation of his story sends them on a quest to find a time machine in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Cory McAbee is the singer/songwriter for the musical group, The Billy Nayer Show. His first film was the hand painted animated musical short, Billy Nayer. It premiered at the 1992 Sundance Film Festival. In 1995 McAbee returned to the Sundance Film festival with a live musical stage presentation of his early short films.
The screenplay for his first feature film, The American Astronaut, was accepted into the Sundance Screenwriter lab and has gone on to win numerous awards and continues to play theaters, festivals and universities worldwide.
In 2007 Cory McAbee was commissioned by the Sundance Film Festival and GSM Association to create a short film for newly emerging mobile phone film distribution technologies. Following this experience McAbee became involved in alternative forms of self distribution. In 2009 he created the episodic feature film, Stingray Sam. Stingray Sam was written and designed for screens of all sizes. It premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival as part of the New Frontier Program. Stingray Sam has won awards world wide and continues to screen.