A young man moves to the big city and has to make some tough choices about who he is and what he wants in this gay-themed coming-of-age story. Jared Price (Corey Spears) is a young man of 19 who has decided he wants to see more of the world than one can find in the small town in Georgia where he was born and raised. With little more than a backpack full of clothes and a couple hundred dollars, Jared heads for California to start a new life. Jared has long felt unsure about his sexual orientation, and while staying at a youth hostel he enters into a friendship with another young man, Robert (Josh Jacobson), which soon becomes something much deeper. Needing a job, Jared is hired as a caretaker for Mrs. Hanes (Rocki Craigg), a rich, elderly woman who has lost her sight. While looking after Mrs. Haines, Jared gets to know Matthew (Steve Tyler), Mrs. Haines' son, who doesn't take long to express his attraction to Jared, even though he's nearly a decade-and-a-half his senior. Jared and Matthew become lovers, but Jared begins to wonder if Matthew is simply taking advantage of him, and has to decide if job security is more important to him than his self-worth. Shot on digital video equipment, The Journey of Jared Price was the first feature film from writer and director Dustin Lance Black.