On the edge of a nervous breakdown, Maxwell (Richard Hollman) is shocked to find out from his family lawyer (Arian Moayed) that he's inherited a sloth sanctuary from his father. When a talking sloth (voiced by Jack McBrayer) then visits his dreams, Maxwell becomes obsessed with saving the animal's habitat in his waking life by returning to his first passion, music. In order to complete the task though, he must enlist the help of his lazy brother (Brian McCarthy) and self-involved sister (Ava Eisenson). Songs for a Sloth is a film about the struggle to be both the person we want to be and the person we feel responsible to be, and about coming to know that it's never too late to pursue one's dream in life. It's also about live video games, secret paintings, viral videos, social media influencing, paintball, fancy banquets, and drones.