Anthropology student Franny Ellis is in Morocco when she hears that her brother Henry, whom she has not been in contact with for a long time, has been in a car accident and is now in a coma. Franny hurries back to New York and her brother's hospital bed. In the parents' home, she desperately searches for threads for Henry's life as a musician. Through his notebooks and song lyrics, she searches through Brooklyn’s music scene and Henry's great idol James Forester. When Franny asks him to visit the hospital and play for her unconscious brother, they discover that they have much in common and start a relationship. Director Kate Barker-Froyland's drama Song One is a tribute to New York's music scene and the film was nominated for the Jury Grand Prize at the Sundance Festival 2014.