Twenty years ago Garnet Frost escaped London and headed into the desolate Scottish wilderness. Setting off without a map, disaster struck. Lost, cold and alone — trapped between a mountain and the mysterious Loch Arkaig — he resigned himself to die. But Garnet didn’t die. By sheer chance, he was saved by a lone fisherman. For the past two decades, Garnet has been haunted by a memento from his doomed trip. He believes an unusual wooden staff he found while waiting to die is actually a marker for one of history’s most famous lost treasures — a spectacular fortune once owned by Bonnie Prince Charlie and lost since 1745. Now, Garnet is ready to return to the mysterious Loch Arkaig in search of the gold. What Garnet finds up there, amidst the towering landscape, changes his life forever. Garnet’s Gold is more than a fascinating historical insight into a lost treasure. More fundamentally it’s a journey into the mind of a man on a last-ditch attempt to search for meaning in his life. A theme with which we can all empathize. This is a film about dreams, inspiration and the resonating power of hope. This is a film about all of us.
Garnet’s Gold is a Cinereach grantee.