GENRE: Action / Adventure
LOCATION: Shot entirely in Bataan, Philippines
SHOOTING DATES: July 2013
Synopsis: During WWII the Imperial Japanese used Corregidor Island as a strategic point to keep Philippines and the entire Pacific region within striking distance. They also used Corregidor Island as an exchange point for any goods taken from conquered countries before their final destination to Tokyo. The last days of the war, Japan started burying their stolen goods out of fear that the Allies would sink their ships en route to Tokyo. Legend has it that a large amount of gold is still hidden at different parts of Corregidor Island but no one knows where exactly, until now.
Fast forward to present time, an important piece of a puzzle regarding the missing Japanese gold mysteriously arrives from the Philippines at TERRA GREEN’s home that she’s been in search of for many years. She goes directly to her boss BRAD MASTERSON to assemble a team of treasure hunters and specialists to go on a dig funded by the KORS Group. The team consists of KELLI DEAN, a surveyor and brilliant rock specialist along with the muscle of the crew ASTON SMITH. PETER FRANKLIN joins the team as the head security of KORS and its spying eye. Founder and financier of the expedition, KERRI-ANNE KORS who doesn’t trust even her own mother decides to fly to Philippines to secure her investment and see for herself that the gold is found and safely transported.
A separate team of seasoned treasure hunters led by sisters RILEY CROSS and her younger sister BIBI CROSS both based in Manila are close to finding the gold themselves. Their father has been searching for it for over 40 years and both has taken over the dig since his untimely death. It’s their life mission to find the gold in honor of their father. RIA JONES, the toughest of the group who got stuck in the Philippines when she was robbed from money and passport and nearly lost her life is their surveyor and digger working with them on commission to get herself out of the country. MICHAEL FORD is their right hand man and best friend protecting them as a promise to Riley and Bibi’s father, being in love with the younger sister.
Both teams are in two separate locations on Corregidor Island each believe that they are at the spot that marks X on the map. They are at a race against each other and with time because word is spreading around locally about invading foreigners looking for gold, which will put all of them in danger from a corrupt Senator of Bataan Province.
THOMAS STEELE and LISA STEELE are a husband and wife mercenary team traveling the world living on stealing. They have done everything from taking over small grocery stores to bigger bank robberies. When temporarily hiding in Philippines they hear about the gold they start following both teams to steal from them and cash in.
Once the gold is found, greed takes over as two teams struggle with one another with the mercenaries on their back and a betrayed Kerri-Anne Kors wanting revenge. The treasure hunters go through the jungles of the Philippines forced to hide the gold just as the Japanese did 70 years ago so that history goes full circle.
BRAD MASTERSTON, Male, a former Sgt. in the Marines with 2 tours in Iraq who became a gun for hire treasure hunter for the KORS Group. His expertise is in high demands when it comes to finding lost artifacts and forgotten treasures. He’s used all his own money in attempts to find the missing gold from the Spanish Armada that only he knows about and needs the commission he will get from KORS if he finds the Japanese gold to find his own. Him and his ex-lover Riley Cross who is a leader of competing team have Mrs and Mr Smith love-hate type of relationship.
TERRA GREEN, Female, a WWII specialist who specialized in ancient Japanese culture. She was hired by KORS Group to find the missing gold that was transported from Corregidor Island to an unknown location in Bataan where it’s believed to be buried during the losing days of the Japanese towards the end of the war. Terra was brought on to assist Brad in reading the clues that the Japanese left behind. The most important thing to her is that they find the gold and missing history puzzle not the value of the gold itself.
RILEY CROSS, Female, follows her father’s footsteps by continuing the search for the Japanese gold. Riley eats and breathes this hunt for gold, as she wants to find it in honor of her father who devoted his life to the search of it. She has never been closer to finding it and now she is aware of the Kors Group new endeavor in challenging their claim to finding it first. She despises Kors Group especially it’s owner Kerri-Anne Kors who used her father’s knowledge in the past. Riley is also Brad’s ex partner and will do a lot to prove she doesn’t need him anymore.
BIBI CROSS, Female, is in the Philippines by default because of the family business. She’s very anti-establishment and was daddy’s little girl. She has since then become the outspoken and tough one of the family. She does all things mechanical from boats, to cars to tricycles. She knows stage combat and can defend herself. She has taken over her father’s duty of raising a family including being over protective of her sister Riley. Her and Ria have become best friends.
KERRI-ANNE KORS, Female, is a shark when it comes to making money. She inherited her millions from her father and wants nothing but to create more wealth at any expense. In reality she acts out from her subconscious need to get her father’s approval and respect, even though the man is long dead. Kerri-Anne is not to be trusted and even her own father has been known to say “my very shady daughter”.
PETER FRANKLIN, Male, is Kerri-Anne’s personal hitman hired to watch Brad’s every move. He is cynical, sharp, smart and very dangerous. Kerri-Anne sends him to Philippines with Brad’s team to watch over her investment. He’s a gun for hire and no loyalty what so ever to anyone. He personally can’t stand Kerri-Anne and her ways but money is more important to him. At the end he will have to make a choice if to save Kerri-Anne’s life or to let her die.
KELLI DEAN, Female, is Brad’s rock surveyor and soil specialists. She’s the smartest of the crew and uses modern technology to read everything that could be underground. She has worked with Brad on his mission to find the Spanish Armada gold. She can’t stand the heat and hates mosquitoes even more. She’s pretty rough around the edges when it comes to communicating with people she doesn’t know and overtly protective when it comes to Brad as she has a hidden crush on him.
ASTON SMITH, Male, is an ex-con that Brad uses to watch his back. The two have been friends since childhood until Brad joined the military and Aston joined a gang and ended up in prison for drug trafficking. Aston’s real name is Jerry but decided on Aston because it’s his life mission to get an Aston Martin he hopes to get after this successful dig. He’s a tough and “loyal” thief that you want on your team. His motto is “only buy if you can’t steal it first.”
RIA JONES, Female, is a tomboyish world traveler on a budget with no family nor home who gut stuck in the Philippines after being robbed of everything and heavily beaten. Riley and Bibi found her on the streets of Manila. Ria got hired by the Cross sisters until she finds the gold and will be able to afford her next travel. She does all their dirty work when it’s needed and prevents them from getting into trouble especially with the locals. She’s a tough SOB and thinks that any man is beneath her.
MICHAEL FORD, Male is the saintly protector of the Cross sisters. He promised their father that he would watch over them and protect them at any cost. Michael is Bibi’s right hand man and always by her side. Bibi doesn’t know what to do with him as she knows Michael has feelings for her. Michael would take a bullet for Bibi. He is the messenger, the digger, the mover, the one-liner joker and the cook of the group. He’s become obsessed with finding the gold so they can get the hell out of the country as it is getting harder and harder to do their work silently now that Brad and his team has arrived causing a ruckus.
THOMAS STEELE and LISA STEELE is a husband and wife team of mercenaries. They’ve been all over the world doing some dirty jobs for shady people for the right price of course. They protect each other and will do what it ever it takes to finish the job. Their mission right now is to take the gold. They’ve been watching both crews dig and wait for the winner like vultures. They are extreme outdoors survivalists and very skilled in fighting and combat. Both are crazy and over the top personalities. They are a ticking time bomb.