In this environmental drama, struggling artist Lucy Chase is heartbroken when her single mom Margot, a beloved high-school teacher, drowns during an early morning boat excursion in coastal Louisiana. Her heartbreak turns to shock and disbelief when she learns that before she was born her mother had a PHD, a different name, and a large chunk of money to invest for Lucy. When Harry, a reporter fired by right wing fanatics after they take over his newspaper, comes to town, they join forces to find out who Margot was and what happened to her, posing a dangerous threat to powerful, wealthy forces.
Was Margot a hero or a sell-out to Big Oil? Until Lucy knows the truth about her mother’s life and death, she can’t begin to know herself and her purpose in life and art.