‘When all you have to do is stay alive’
Above Snakes is a 2022 American Western film about a newly released convict who swears he was innocent and wants revenge.
Directed by Tyler Smith (Among the Willows) – making his feature directorial debut – from a screenplay by executive producer Jeffrey Smith, based on a story by Dusty Probert. Produced by Alexis Cessna and Archie Smith.
The movie stars Rebecah Rye, Brandon Baker, Lon Hannah, Jeffrey Smith, Mark MacPherson and Shannon Sinclear.
Coleman Dobbs has returned from prison seeking revenge on the judge who sentenced him. What better way to enact his revenge than by taking the only thing the judge really cares about? His daughter. But can it really be just that easy?
“The script concentrates on the characters, with the web of connections between them gradually being revealed as the plot unfolds. Above Snakes is slow and methodical about letting it unfold. A bit too slow at times and some of the plot’s more melodramatic elements threatens to take over before the final act brings some action as well as answers.” 3.5/5, Voices from the Balcony
In the US, Above Snakes was released on DVD and On-Demand on June 7, 2022. Rent or buy via Amazon Prime
Cast and characters:
Rebecah Rye … Cathryn Bassett
Brandon Baker … Coleman Dobbs
Lon Hannah … Sheriff Bill Tackett
Jeffrey Smith … Judge Clarence Bassett
Mark MacPherson … Bottles
Shannon Sinclear … Kaitlyn
Joaquin Vargas Jr … Thaddeus Calhoon
Steven Haynes Jr … Deputy Tilman
Gary Torres … J.W. Calhoon
Donna Robinson … Diamond D
Gracie Robinson … Grace Laundry Martin
Alysia Ingrim … Elizabeth Margaret Brecman
Rickey Bird Jr. … Sheriff Smith
Austin Mae Smith … Amanda Brecman
Joshua Cessna … Sweeney
Clayton Smith … Silas
Jim Tuck … Doc
Tyler Smith … Mose
Wanda Johnson … School Marm
Cody Gunderson … Buckey