It is the future. People are migrating away from a continuing drought in the southwestern United States. A mother and her teenage son (Melia and Aiden) are robbed and stranded without food or water in a remote area of western Kansas. The two eventually stumble upon an eccentric farmer (Elam) who reluctantly takes them in, but quickly tells them they have to leave. Because of Elam's bizarre behavior Melia thinks their lives may be at risk. After finding that Elam is not entirely living alone at the farm there is a confrontation and Melia begins to unravel his secretive existence, his mysterious past, and his closely guarded means of survival.