"The Boy Who Found Gold" is a cinematic journey into the art and spirit of William Hart McNichols. Filmed across the American Southwest, it documents the world renowned artist and Roman Catholic priest. McNichols shares the untold stories and prayers from his work during the early days of the AIDS crisis all the way to his peaceful apprenticeship in the desert of New Mexico. The film follows his colorful life as he crosses paths with presidents, popes, martyrs, and parishioners, finding an insightful lesson with each encounter. McNichols message as a priest, artist and man speaks to the most powerful element of the human spirit: Mercy.