When forced into murdering his imaginary friend, an internal battle spills over into an external crisis
Charlie, a 7 year old boy from an isolated part of New Zealand, is at a crossroads in life. Too old for an imaginary friend but not quite ready to let him go, Charlie’s father gently pushes him towards the decision to kill his only friend in the forest behind their house. Phillip, Charlie’s friend, is not willing to disappear from Charlie’s life so he lingers in the hope that Charlie will change his mind.
When the friendship between Charlie and Phillip looks to be on the mend, a disastrous incident occurs making Charlie acutely aware of the collision that is occurring between reality and fantasy. This insight forces Charlie to make some hard decisions.