California Gold Rush movie about a father who peeks his daughter’s interest about the discovery of their historic relatives during the Sacramento gold rush, and when she finds a journal written by her great great, great, great uncle William Wimmer, a treasure hunt begins.
May 2009 - March 2011
Written, Directed, and Edited by Gerald Martin Davenport
Music by Danny Gray http://dannygraymusic.com/ · IMDB profile http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4465774/
Bill Bettencourt, Rob Tillitz, Jason Michael Shannon, Joseph Baldridge, Alex Harris, Carey White Jr., Noble Engle, Kyriè Sierra Davenport, Gary Udell, Karly Avva, Toni Corbett, Mark Hoffman, Dan Walters, Steven Sommer, Nolan Bourassa, Adrien Bourassa, Meghan Bird, Amber DeAnn, Grace Rose, Courtney Leonard-Maye, Aria Leven Davenport,, Steve Dakota, Yinique Myo-Flores, Haley Hicks, Aramis Liam, Claire Elizabeth, Susan Slaven, and Rob Hayes.
THE GOLdEN TREE was the first picture I submitted to Access Sacramento's "A Place Called Sacramento." film festival.
The 10-minute version was finished for the October release and the 42-minute version was ready for the February 5th, 2011 premiere that was viewed by a crowd of 300 people at the Del Oro Theater in Grass Valley, California.
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Sierra [Kyriè Sierra Davenport], her Dad [Gary Udell], and her little sister Brooke [Karly Avva] discover their ancestors were influential during the Gold Rush in Sacramento through a journal written by William Riley Wimmer [Aria Leven Davenport].
Based off of real people back in 1855, we travel back with outlaws Rattlesnake Dick [Jason Michael Shannon], George Skinner [Joseph Baldrige], Cyrus Skinner [Alex Harris], Rafael Escobar [Carey White Jr.], and Romero who rob two prospectors — Arlen [Bill Bettencourt] and Henry [Rob Tillitz] — panning for gold along a river bank.
The journal — that Sierra finds in her Great Great Grandma Cecilia Wimmer's [Toni Corbett] house — takes us back to 1848, the day John Sutter [Mark Hoffman] takes his wife Anna DuBelt [Meghan Bird] to his mill in Coloma, California where they meet up with James Marshall [Dan L. Walters] and the Wimmer's: Peter [Steven Sommer], Jennie [Amber DeAnn], George [Nolan Bourassa], young Sarah [Grace Rose], and young William [Adrien Bourassa], along with their housemaid, Beatrice [Courtney Leonard-Maye] to confirm the discovery of gold.
The journal also tells of a possible treasure that William may have buried near Sutter's Fort. One day, his quiet walk, to his buried gold, was not quiet at all. William sees Samuel Brannan [Steve Dakota] and Mee Lien [Yinique Myo-Flores] who happened to be on a morning stroll. William writes of his encounters with Victoria Marie [Haley Hicks] — a girl who is infatuated with him — and her big brother Zeke [Rob Hayes]. William also sees his older sister Sarah [Susan Slaven] who happened to be looking for Benjamin [Aramis Liam], William's younger half-brother who was following him, and Martha Jane [Claire Elizabeth], William's younger half-sister, who was following Benjamin.
Sierra, her Dad, and Brooke, intrigued by the historic family information from the journal and their Genealogy, search for The Golden Tree.
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