9 year old Latina girl, Isabella strives to survive skid-row with her heroine addict mother, Sofia in a cardboard house in downtown Los Angeles. Her whimsical imagination proves a solid companion while dealing with her mothers addiction. A local cook teaches her, If you catch a firefly in the night sky, then your wishes come true. Isabella runs through to catch her wish of hope and save her mother.
Lee Whittaker, after two decades of being behind the lens as an action director and on such films as Fast and Furious 5, Jurassic Park, and Pearl Harbor, Lee found himself in Mumbai, India where a situation with homeless children spawned a life changing moment and became the inspiration for Catching Fireflies, his film debut as director. While Mr. Whittaker still travels the world as a second unit action director, he now has a clear eye toward "being the difference" when it comes to addressing social causes like our world's 100 million homeless children who live on the streets. Lee is currently in development on a feature length version of Catching Fireflies.