COILED

By Amanda EVANS

NATIONAL FILM & VIDEO FOUNDATION OF SOUTH AFRICA (NFVF) - as FIN

Thriller - Pre-Production 2015

A romantic escape into nature turns into an ultimate moment of reckoning when a husband and wife are trapped in a tent with a deadly snake. Unable to escape and with certain death looming, the tent becomes a heated confessional to a cataclysmic truth. Betrayed, the couple finds themselves spiraling into a dark and dangerous space of which only one can survive.

    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Thriller
    • Countries
    • SOUTH AFRICA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Amanda EVANS
    • Writer(s)
    • Amanda EVANS
    • Producer(s)
    • Greig BUCKLE , Amanda EVANS
    • Synopsis
    • Sometimes life is so good it hurts. Sometimes you just have to step off the path for a moment to play in the dark, feel the rush of the forbidden, even knowing that this one deviance could unravel everything you love.

      Gwynneth Kealey is on the edge of a moral precipice. Striking, spirited with a disarming approachability, she has a way of getting under your skin. Now, an indiscretion has her in a corner, her ideal existence about to shatter. Her husband, Adam Kealey a driven entomologist with an unwavering belief in his wife is about to embark on a pivotal, career defining research trip. Gwynneth pressurizes him to take her with him, fleeing her fears and clinging to the hope of saving her marriage.

      The trip takes them off the map into a “kloof”, an unforgiving, secluded gorge of high cliffs and deep mountain pools. An intense hike with no way back, the only way out is to keep going, jumping from rocky extremes into dark waters.

      The romantic escape into nature turns into an ultimate moment of reckoning when husband and wife are trapped in a tent, with one of the fastest most deadly snakes in the world, the Black Mamba.

      Unable to move and with certain death looming, the tent becomes a heated confessional to her cataclysmic truth. Gwynneth is pregnant. Held captive, the poignant beauty of what could have been is laid bare. She won’t give up without a fight, won’t let the truth destroy her. Adam’s will to survive, a contorted shape shifter with dark truths of its own.

      Poisoned by betrayal, the couple finds themselves spiralling into a dark and dangerous space, where the truth can do anything but set you free. Adam’s mind starts to unravel and play deadly games. Dehydrated, trapped, with no hope of help, they’ll have to choose who deserves to live and who will take on the ultimate Kiss of Death.

      Coiled is a tightly wound psychological survival thriller, a harrowing ride through the deepest twists of the human heart.
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