Kai is a mute high school student who is taking care of his mother. He finds solace in nature, as well as memories of his late shaman grandfather. While trying to cope with the pressures of life at home and intimidation from a bully at school, Kai becomes depressed and begins pushing his loved ones away. He is ultimately faced with a decision. Will he continue down a dark path of negativity? Or, with his grandfather’s wisdom as his guide, will Kai embrace his destiny and become the beacon of light that he was meant to be? "Rite of the Shaman" is about everyday heroes and demonstrates how the smallest acts of kindness can ultimately impact people’s lives for the better.