It’s 2049 in the San Fernando Valley. Molly (Lori Beth Denberg) and Dan (Tyler Nash) are signing over their home to an impatient real estate agent (Tahirah Nyanin). Before the final signature, the couple tells the story of their former roommate, Jake (Everardo Barriga), who took photos of abandoned shopping carts years ago in writer/director Robert Husted’s Lost Treasure of the Valley.
“…their former roommate…who took photos of abandoned shopping carts years ago…”
Even though no one asked, Molly and Dan reminisce about the day they told Jake to move out of their home because he couldn’t afford the rent. Jake pleads with the pair to let him stay, and if they do, he’ll give them a percentage of the sale of his future book featuring the previously-mentioned shopping carts. Molly and Dan relent, and Jake scours the Valley for abandoned carts for very sentimental reasons.
While framing his next shot, Jake is approached by The Adventurer (Greg Lee), who has been documenting the same abandoned carts on a map in hopes that it will lead him to “the treasure.” The Adventurer convinces Jake to give him the location of the carts he’s been photographing and work together for a cut of the treasure. After staring at a map of the Valley, the two figure out where the treasure is located…on Sepulveda Blvd. I mean, really. I could have told you that. So, the adventure begins.
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