Josh Williams lives in Dafydd’s Well, an old mining community in the depths of the South Wales valleys, where he leads a miserable life. At just 15 years old, shy and sensitive Josh suffers from depression, fighting a constant battle with his personal demons. It is a battle he is losing, an imminent defeat that could take his life.
Everything changes with the unexpected appearance of the infamous Greg Branston; a 45 years old prodigal son who returns home from Hollywood where he lived a fast-paced, dangerous lifestyle as a once successful child actor. He was the star of Josh’s favourite TV programme (a cult 70’s show that made Greg an acting prodigy and started him down a road of self-destruction) and has unknowingly become Josh’s hero.
Greg and Josh are thrown together when the fallen star stops the teenager’s failed attempt to take his own life. They become unlikely friends as Greg helps Josh fight his depression, while Josh helps Greg to face the ghosts of his past.