A Native American environmentalist is pitted against his logger brother after a botanist whistleblower is pushed too far in the struggle to maintain the forests of Northwestern Montana. As loggers fight for job security, and as environmentalists fight for their cause, the botanist becomes the victim of both sides, and enacts a dangerous retribution.
Enter Peter Chapman, a bookish botanist who works for the Department of Forest Services. When Peter finds out that the local lumber magnate's clear cutting practices are threatening the existence of a tree whose bark holds a cure for cancer, he speaks out - and gets fired for doing it.
The people in Josh's organization see Peter as an opportunity to push for their cause. Jerome and his logger buddies see the jobs that put food on their tables being threatened. As the botanist becomes a victim of both sides, Josh and Jerome find themselves struggling to protect each other from bitter retaliance while keeping true to their beliefs.
Jada Pinkett Smith
SPIKE was honored with a John Muir Gold Award at the 2009 Yosemite Film Festival, and was a finalist in the 2009 Writers Place competition.
Other scripts that have gained her competition recognition include: **PERFECT PROPHET, HARPO'S BIKE, AUTUMN BLOOD, THE SCHOHARIE, A GOOD SOUL, TURF WAR, PWNED, THE BODY AND BLOOD, BLINDSIDED, ROADSIDE PICNIC, SUPERNATURAL - I GOT YOU BABE, SUPERNATURAL - INTERVENTION and THE CHAIN-FRANCISCO PIZARRO**.
Yosemite Fest (Semifinalist, John Muir Gold Award)