A starman named Mather (Obba Babatundé) lands on a planet in which every direction is flat, dry country. Under a mysterious directive, he plants seeds that will mature into stars. Along the way, he consumes a budding star and gives birth to a precocious starchild. From there, the story takes off.

Our short film can be accurately described as a space Western with mind-bending visuals and classic themes of duality. At its core, MATHER is a folk tale of two different kinds of creation – the destruction and the blossoming of the self.