Ed Perkins has directed, filmed, and edited for National Geographic, The New Yorker, The Guardian, and Focus Features. His student documentary For God’s Sake won 'Best in Show' at the Carolina Film Festival and The Eva Marie Saint-Jeffrey Hayden Humanitas Award. He then developed and directed a series of TV documentaries for National Geographic Channel as well as directing the behind-the-scenes documentaries for Project Nim, The Eagle, the BAFTA-winning The Imposter, and the Academy Award®-winning Searching for Sugarman. Garnet’s Gold is his first feature-length documentary.
Deftly directed by Ed Perkins, this hopeful and ambitious documentary tells the story of Garnet Frost, who, twenty years ago, nearly died hiking by Scotland’s Loch Arkaig, surviving by sheer chance. His brush with death has lingered with him for years, particularly the wooden staff he discovered right before he was rescued. After much research, Garnet is convinced that the staff is actually a marker for a fortune hidden nearly 300 years ago, and returns to the ominous Scottish wilderness in search of it. But as Garnet embarks on his journey, the pursuit for riches is soon eclipsed by a more melancholy search for meaning and inspiration by a wonderfully exuberant man with grand aspirations to make his mark.
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