Barlowe Mann introduces troubled pre-teen, Oliver Henry (Nathan Gamble), whose belief system has been shattered by a family tragedy. Torn between religion and science, he seeks solace from Barlowe Mann (Lloyd Warner), ...展开a strangely dressed loner who reads fanciful stories to elementary school students in an abandoned small town hockey rink. The Sheriff (Watrson-Johnson) is suspicious of Barlowe, as are most of the parents, but Oliver believes in his spiritual powers and the positive effects his stories are having on a group of fellow students.
And a positive message is what Oliver needs, considering that his parents (Corbin Bernsen and Dendrie Taylor) have never resolved the unexplained disappearance and apparent death of their first son. Trapped in a desperate household where his parents barely communicate, Oliver has to figure out a way to move forward. Barlowe Mann has those answers.