Action-Adventure Movie/Starring Kiara Finn. PG Rating.
Copyright 2018. Brian Finn/Resilience and the Last Spike, LLC. All rights reserved.
Utah, May 10th, 1869. It’s a day of celebration as the legendary Golden Spike is hammered into the ground, marking the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in the USA. However, for many abused and underpaid Chinese laborers, it’s a day of sadness as they are pushed away from the celebrations, many without receiving the wages they are owed.
A small group of these Chinese laborers, and a sympathetic insider, escape into the desert, carrying with them a treasure of immense wealth that they discovered while digging the railroad tunnels through the Utah Mountains. But, before they reach their destination, they are lost in the desert without a trace.
150 years later, 11-year-old adventurer Resilience “Rizzy” O’Neil and her family are camping and exploring the remote Utah desert. While Rizzy is trying to discover for herself the mystery of the lost laborers, she is violently separated from her family, and must now face the wild expanse of the desert in order to find help.
She faces intense heat, thirst, hunger, treacherous terrain, deadly creatures, turbulent weather, all in a land designed to crush the living. Rizzy must call on all her wits, strength, skill, and faith to beat the clock and save her family, and just maybe, a piece of history too!