Set in the Adirondack Mountains in the early 19th Century, the pioneer days, a time of survival and of the early guides of the region. The film follows a young man named Able Jacob as he makes his way through the White North after leaving the city to be a mountain man. This desire for solitude coupled with the animalistic rage set deep inside us all creates an unsettled mix within the boy who is suddenly thrust into the wilderness; under-clothed and without skill. He is robbed and shown only the darkest side of the region and soon finds himself questioning his purpose, why he was drawn to the wild, why we all are.
His name was Able Jacob... and he wanted to be a Mountain Man.