James (Reef Ireland), 18, has been released from juvenile detention after serving time for his involvement in the suspected drowning of a young boy in a river years earlier. Ravaged with uncertainty, dealing with an estranged family and forced to face the dead boy's mother, James is set upon a journey of self discovery, shocking revelations and danger as questions surrounding the boy's death brim to the surface. Complicating matters further James also becomes embroiled in a love triangle between himself, Anthony and the holidaying Damien. Old friendships are questioned, family ties are tested and lives are put on the line as James must find his path to the truth. It's a path that will lead him...Downriver.