A half-hour children's quest series, Anash and the Legacy of the Sun-Rock tells the compelling tale of young Anash's mission as he tries to re-unite all parts of the Sun-Rock in order to fulfill a prophecy to attain peace and protect a fragile land. Aided by his servant Kole, Anash’s underlying motive is to discover his true identity. This is a live action dramatic series that has been treated to give it an animated look.
The series takes place in the early 1800’s on the archipelago of islands and inlets that make up the northwest coast of Canada. At that time, despite being home to thousands of Tlingit’s, the land was considered by outsiders to be a “no-man's-land” and therefore ripe for plunder by any who came along.
In addition to its roots in Tlingit oral history, Anash and the Legacy of the Sun-Rock has elements similar to the Lord of the Rings trilogy in that it is inspired by classic myths that recount the elaborate tales of an epic and grand quest.
Each episode advances Anash's internal and external journey for the object and information he seeks. In navigating a dangerous world, Anash encounters many challenges that test his abilities as a young warrior and aid in his development and growth.
Anash and the Legacy of the Sun-Rock appeals to the young and the young-at-heart who still believe in the magic reality of fairy tales and for whom… the journey is everything.
EPISODE 1 – AN UNSEEN ENEMY
Anash loses his parents in a deadly smallpox epidemic. His best friend and servant Kole is weakened by the disease but survives. Still grappling with his loss, Anash learns he has a gift of power and a destiny to fulfill. As a result Anash and Kole set out on a quest to reunite all the pieces of the Sun-Rock in order to bring peace to the land.
EPISODE 2 – THROUGH THE BLUE TUNNEL
Anash and Kole fight their way over a treacherous glacier in search of the White-Eyes People, who are rumored to have a piece of the Sun-Rock. Finding them suffering from hunger and deprivation, Anash and Kole share their supplies and learn an important lesson about selflessness, especially when the White Eyes People respond in kind.
EPISODE 3 – EXILE FROM SUSKAN INLET
At Suskan Inlet, Anash and Kole meet with clan allies and try to get information about more Sun-Rock pieces. During a story-telling session, however, Anash embarrasses himself by inappropriately displaying his powers. He and Kole depart in shame and in doubt about whether they are worthy to fulfill their destiny.
EPISODE 4 – A FACE IN THE FOREST
While Anash seeks spiritual help on a mountain ledge, Kole discovers slavers taking captives south to the Russian settlement at Yu Tatoosh. Anash and Kole disagree on whether to resort to violence or to plan to out-smart those at the Russian settlement. Instead, posing as criminals, the boys infiltrate the slavers camp and bide their time for a chance to free the captives as they travel to Yu Tatoosh.
EPISODE 5 – UPON THE WORDS OF ELDERS
Anash and Kole fail to free slaves and flee for their lives to seek out the Shaman Daxa. Using powerful medicine, Daxa trains them to speak Russian and English so they will be able to converse with the Russians who are rumored to have another piece of the Sun-Rock. Anash receives some startling news that his beloved uncle Katlaan will sacrifice himself to restore piece with the Tir-Too warriors.
EPISODE 6 – THE WILL OF THE NORTH WIND
The boys return to Suskan Inlet and witness the self-sacrifice of Katlaan in a Peace Ceremony. His death troubles Anash, who refuses to join in a war party headed upriver to attack a Hudson’s Bay post. This causes strife between Anash and Kole. Realizing that he must let others follow their own hearts, Anash bids farewell to Kole and wishes him a safe journey.